Functional soft materials

Researcher: Prof. Lihua Jin

Functional soft materials

Soft materials can often respond to external stimuli, such as temperature, light, or electrical field. Some soft materials are capable of self-healing after fracture. These unique properties of soft materials can be harnessed in applications, such as artificial muscles, drug delivery and energy harvesting. Our group develops functional soft materials, investigates their constitutive behavior, and demonstrates their applications.

 UCLA Samueli Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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