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Dr. Kostas Parkatzidis

Year in joining group: 2024

Ph.D. Institution and Major: ETH Zurich, Polymer Chemistry 
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Athina Anastasaki 
Research Interests: Stretchable materials, stretchable (bio)electronics, Stretchable batteries, Polymer Synthesis, Ultra-soft elastomers 
Hobbies: Folk dances, cooking, baking, reading, hiking, eating good food  
Email: kparkatz@stanford.edu  
Google Scholar: link  
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Dr. Ke Chen

Year in joining group: 2024

Ph.D. Institution and Major: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Chemistry  
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Jianguo Mei  
Research Interests: Flexible and stretchable electronics, bioelectronics, organic mixed conductors  
Hobbies: Movie, reading, strength exercise  
Email: kkechen@stanford.edu  
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Dr. Cel Welch

Year in joining group: 2024

Ph.D. Institution and Major: Brown University, Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) 
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Anubhav Tripathi 
Research Interests: bioelectronics, biosensors, wearable and implantable devices, fluidic-electronics, cell-device interaction 
Hobbies: long distance hiking, writing, cooking, reading, camping, volunteering 
Email: celwelch@stanford.edu  
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Dr. Laura Rijns

Year in joining group: 2024

Ph.D. Institution and Major: Eindhoven University of Technology, Biomedical Engineering 
Ph.D. Advisors: Prof. Patricia Y.W. Dankers & Prof. E. W. (Bert) Meijer  
Research Interests: Supramolecular conductive hydrogels, soft bioelectronics, cell-material interaction, neural interfaces 
Hobbies: Kitesurfing, skiing, running, tennis, golf 
Email: lrijns@stanford.edu 
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Dr. Eric Tianjiao Zhao

Year in joining group: 2024

Ph.D. Institution and Major: Stanford University; Chemical Engineering 
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Nicholas Melosh 
Research Interests: Flexible and stretchable electronics; neural interfaces 
Hobbies: Reading, baking, traveling 
Email: etzhao@stanford.edu


Dr. Yangju Lin

Dr. Yangju Lin

Year in joining group: 2020

Ph. D. institution and Major: Duke University, Durham, NC; Chemistry       
Ph. D. Advisor: Prof. Stephen L. Craig       
Research Interests: Dynamic polymer for battery materials, self-healing/degradable electronics       
Hobbies: Music, movie, travelling, running, and workout       
Email: yl2020@stanford.edu  
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Dr. Alam Mahmud

Year in joining group: 2023

Ph.D. Institution and Major: University of Toronto; Electrical & Computer Engineering (Photonics)  
Ph.D. Advisor(s): Professors Ted Sargent & Shana Kelley  
Research Interests: Electrochemistry, DNA nanotech, nanobiosensors, bio-integrated electronics, abiogenesis, and more  
Hobbies: Triathlon, wellness, mindfulness, stargazing, painting & journaling.   
Email: mahmud@stanford.edu   
Google Scholar: Link  
X: @Alam_Mahmud_


Dr. Zihan He

Year in joining group: 2023 

Ph.D. institution and Major: Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Organic Chemistry      
Ph.D. advisors: Prof. Daoben Zhu, Prof. Chong-an Di      
Research Interests: Bioelectronics, flexible and stretchable electronics, organic semiconductors      
Hobbies: Hiking, Traveling, Movies      
E-mail: zihanhe@Stanford.edu


Dr. Tianyang Chen

Year in joining group: 2023

Ph.D. institute and major: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Inorganic Chemistry       
Ph.D. advisor: Prof. Mircea Dinc─â       
Research Interests: Soft and stretchable polymeric materials for electrochemical interfaces in batteries.       
Hobbies: Zip-lining, Driving, Anime, Cooking, Chinese Painting, Cat Petting       
Email: tychen95@stanford.edu       
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Dr. Ines Weber

Year in joining group: 2023 

Ph.D. institute and major: ETH Zurich; Mechanical Engineering        
Ph.D. advisor: Prof. Sotiris E. Pratsinis        
Research Interests: Nanotechnology, chemical sensing, mobile health devices        
Hobbies: Mountaineering, running, music, reading        
Email: weberi@stanford.edu


Dr. Susmita Sarkar

Susmita Sarkar 1

Year in joining group: 2023

Ph.D. institute and major: Purdue University; Mechanical Engineering        
Ph.D. advisor: Prof. Partha P. Mukherjee        
Research Interests: Electrochemistry and interface science, Stretchable electronics/batteries, Wearable devices        
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, cooking, puzzles, volunteering        
Email: ssusmita@stanford.edu


Dr. Yepin Zhao

Yepin Zhao

Year in joining group: 2023 

Ph.D. institute and major: University of California, Los Angeles; Materials Science and Engineering        
Ph.D. advisor: Prof. Yang Yang        
Research Interests: Flexible and stretchable electronics, stretchable encapsulation, bio-interfaces, sensors        
Hobbies: Basketball, music, hiking, eating        
Email: yepinz@stanford.edu        
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Dr. Byeongmoon Lee

Year in joining group: 2023

Ph.D. Institution and Major: Seoul National University, South Korea; Electrical and Computer Engineering         
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Yongtaek Hong         
Research Interests: Additive manufacturing for soft functional materials, Energy harvesting on human skin, Sensors on human skin         
Hobbies: Movies, Escape Rooms 
Email: bmoon@stanford.edu


Dr. Hyunchang Park

Huynchang Park

Year in joining group: 2022

Ph.D. Institution and Major: Seoul National University, South Korea; Chemistry    
Advisor: Prof. Dongwhan Lee       
Research Interests: Design and synthesis of self-healing polymers, Supramolecular chemistry of polymeric materials, Stretchable electronics.       
Hobbies: Bouldering, Traveling, Movies, Music, Tennis.   
Email: hpark92@stanford.edu


Dr. Stefano Cestellos-Blanco

Stefano

Year in joining group: 2022 

Ph.D. institute and major: University of California, Berkeley; Materials Science & Engineering        
Ph. D. advisor: Prof. Peidong Yang        
Research Interests: Developing material modalities to understand and augment biology        
Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, running, cycling, robotics, TV        
Email: scestell@Stanford.edu        
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Dr. Xuelin Guo

Year in joining group: 2022

Ph.D. institute and major: The University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering Department, Materials Science Area.        
Ph. D. advisor: Prof. Guihua Yu        
Research Interests: Alkali metal electrochemistry and interfaces, beyond-Li electrochemistry, solid-state/solid-polymer electrolytes, and flexible electronics        
Hobbies: Reading, music, ACG, voice acting, cooking

Email: gxl@stanford.edu        
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Dr. Shiyuan Wei

Shiyuan Wei

Year in joining group: 2022

Ph. D. institution and Major: Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking university, China; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Biomedical Engineering)        
Ph. D. Advisor: Prof. Xiaojie Duan        
Research interests: Flexible and stretchable bioelectronics; Seamless neural interface; Implantable devices        
Hobbies: Jazz dance, running, travel, calligraph

E-mail: sywei at stanford.edu


Dr. Hao Lyu

Hao Lyu

Year in joining group: 2022

Ph. D. Institution and Major: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Chemistry        
Advisors: Prof. Omar M. Yaghi        
Research Interests: Synthetic exploration and structural characterization of polymeric materials for battery and electronics.        
Hobbies: Hiking, birding, wildlife photography, bouldering, badminton.        
Email: haolyu at stanford.edu        
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Dr. Lukas Felix Michalek

Dr. Lukas Felix Michalek

Year in joining group: 2022        

Ph.D. Institution and Major: Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane; Materials Science        
Advisors: Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Prof. Leonie Barner        
Research Interests: Materials Characterisation, Dynamic Materials, Interface Science, Polymers        
Hobbies: Running, graphical design, cooking, reading        

Email: lukasmi at stanford.edu


Dr. Jaeho Park

Dr. Jaeho Park

Year in joining group: 2021        

Ph.D. Institution and Major: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea; Mechanical Engineering        
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Inkyu Park        
Research Interests: Biosensors and its manufacturing processes toward wearable and medical device applications        
Hobbies: Traveling, Music, Cooking        

E-mail: jhpark90 at stanford.edu


Dr. Can Wu

Can Wu photo

Year in joining group: 2021        

Ph. D. Institution and major: Princeton University, NJ; Electrical and Computer Engineering        
Ph. D. Advisors: Prof. James C. Sturm, Naveen Verma, Sigurd Wagner        
Research Interests: Flexible and stretchable circuits/systems, wearable biomedical devices, and bioelectronics        
Hobbies: hiking, reading, and table tennis        

Email: canwu at stanford.edu

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Dr. Samuel E. Root

Dr. Samuel E. Root

Year in joining group: 2021        

Ph. D. Institution and major: University of California, San Diego; Chemical Engineering        
Ph. D. Adviser: Prof. Darren Lipomi        
Research Interests: Polymers, molecular interfaces, computer simulations, soft robotics        
Hobbies: Cooking, Biking, Surfing        

Email: sroot at stanford.edu


Dr. Mason Wu

Dr. Mason Wu

Year in joining group: 2021        

Ph.D. Institution and major: Massachusetts Institution of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Chemistry.        
Advisor: Prof. Timothy M. Swager        
Research Interests: Novel polymer chemistries; recyclable, stretchable, conductive, porous polymers        
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, running, weightlifting        

Email: ycmwu at stanford.edu

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Dr. Weilai Yu

Year in joining group: 2021        

Ph.D. Institution and Major: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; Chemistry        
Advisor: Prof. Nathan S. Lewis        
Research Interests: Polymer Electrolytes for Li Batteries        
Hobbies: Photography, Traveling, Cooking        

E-mail: wyyu at stanford.edu


Dr. Chuanzhen Zhao

Dr. Chuanzhen Zhao

Year in joining group: 2021        

Ph.D. Institution and Major: University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Chemistry        
Ph.D. Advisors: Prof. Paul S. Weiss and Prof. Anne M. Andrews        
Research Interests: Biosensors, wearable and implantable bioelectronics, and brain-machine interfaces        
Hobbies: Running, reading, and traveling        

E-mail: czzhao at stanford.edu        
Google Scholar: link        
Personal Website: link


Dr. Muhammad Khatib

Muhammad Khatib photo

Year in joining group: 2021        

Ph.D. Institution and Major: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Biochemical Engineering        
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Hossam Haick        
Research Interests: Soft electronic materials and sensors, bioelectronics, wearable and implantable biomedical devices        
Hobbies: Soccer, running, hiking, reading, traveling        

E-mail: khatibm at stanford.edu        

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Dr. Chengyi Xu

Dr. Chengyi Xu

Year in joining group: 2020

Ph. D. institution and Major: University of California, Irvine, CA; Materials Science and Engineering        
Ph. D. Advisor: Prof. Alon A. Gorodetsky        
Research Interests: Robotic skins, soft actuators and sensors, and bioinspired photonics        
Hobbies: Hiking and astrophotography        

E-mail: xcy at stanford.edu        

Personal website: link


Dr. Anqi Zhang 

Dr. Anqi Zhang

Year in joining group: 2020        

Ph. D. institution and Major: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Chemistry and Chemical Biology        
Ph. D. Advisor: Prof. Charles M. Lieber        
Research Interests: Flexible and stretchable electronics, Bioelectronics, Brain-machine interfaces        
Hobbies: Reading, Science blogging        

E-mail: aqzhang at stanford.edu        

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Dr. Donglai Zhong

Dr. Donglai Zhong

Year in joining group: 2019        

Ph. D. institution: School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, China. Advisors: Prof. Lian-Mao Peng and Prof. Zhiyong Zhang        
Research Interests: Nano electronics, Flexible and stretchable electronics, medical devices.        
Hobbies: Photography, Travelling, Sports        

E-mail: dlzhong at stanford.edu