Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College
Sihong Wang’s research focuses on fundamental studies and conceptual development of materials and devices for future generations of electronics that can be merged with human bodies and other biological systems for long-term monitoring and treatment of complicated health conditions. He is interested in enabling electronic and optical materials and devices to have similar mechanical form-factors and chemical compatibilities with human tissues. His interest also lies in the development of energy devices that can efficiently generate electrical power from organ and tissue motions. He seeks to use these technological developments as new types of tools to tackle the current challenges in biological studies and biomedical engineering. In that regard, he has developed intrinsically stretchable polymer semiconducting materials and electronic circuits that can provide functionalities in skin-like form-factors. He has also made pioneering contributions to the invention and development of triboelectric nanogenerators as a new type of technology for generating electricity from mechanical motions.
Wang received his PhD in materials science and engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in China. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral fellow in chemical engineering at Stanford University.