Professor Qibing Pei
Eduacation: Ph.D. 1990 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
Research Interest: Stretchable Polymer Electronics; Conjugated polymers; Electroactive polymer artificial muscles; Nanostructured materials; Polymer actuators and generators; Radiation detection; Polymer synthesis; Polymer composite.
Email: qpei at seas.ucla.edu
Personal Website: http://www.mse.ucla.edu/qibing-pei/
Yuan earned his PhD at University of Rochester, majoring in Chemical Engineering. He worked briefly at National Institute of Standards and Technology before joining Pei group in 2018. Yuan is interested broadly in smart materials, stretchable electronics, and polymer physics. His current project involves electrocaloric device design and artificial muscle fabrication.
Ye Shi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with a PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech and then joined Pei Group. His projects involve synthesis of new dielectric elastomers and fabrication of high-performance actuators.
Meng joined professor Pei's group as a postdoc in 2019. She received her Ph.D. degree at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, majoring in material science. Her research interest includes triboelectric nanogenerator, wearable sensor, and artificial muscle.
Yunsheng received his PhD degree in Optical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2018 and then worked as a postdoctoral scholar. He joined the Pei group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2019. His research interests include the development and applications of flexible/stretchable transparent conductors, soft electronics, and light-management.
Education: Peking University, B.S., Chemistry and Molecular Engineering (2013)
Research: Organic/Inorganic materials for photon detection
Ziyang is a PhD student at MSE department. He joined Soft Material Research Laboratory in 2014 after graduating from Kuangyaming Honors School, Nanjing University. His current research interest is novel electroactive polymer/composite.
My name is Erin Askounis and I graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry and a Minor in Mathematics from Northeastern University. I joined Prof. Pei's group in 2015 to begin my PhD. My research interests are centered around practical applications of polymers and polymer composites for artificial muscles
Zhixin (Jason) Xie
Zhixin joined Prof. Pei's group in 2015 as a PhD student. He received his bachelor's degree in Polymer Materials and Engineering at Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University.
Hexing received his bachelor degree in Nanjing University in 2016, at the same year he joined Prof. Pei's group as a PhD student. His current research interest include organic/polymer light-emitting diodes, dielectric nanocomposites and energy storage materials.
Kareem graduated with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, he worked on high throughput melting temperature prediction of inorganic solids via machine learning. He joined the Soft Materials Research Lab (SMRL) in 2017 to begin his PhD. His research interests include stretchable electronic materials design, light-emitting electrochemical cells, and novel methods to produce low-cost optoelectronic devices.
Zihang joined Prof. Pei’s group in 2017 as a PhD student. She received her bachelor degree in Polymer Materials and Engineering at Sichuan University. Her research concentrates on applications of polymers for artificial muscles.
Roshan Plamthottam received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. He then joined Dr. Pei’s group later that year to pursue a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include nanomaterial processing and device development for flexible electronics.
Jianghan Wu joined Prof. Pei's group in 2018 as a PhD student. She received her bachelor's degree in Materials Chemistry at Xi'an Jiaotong University. Her current research interest includes flexible electronics.
Hanxiang earned his B.S. in Microelectronics from Peking University (2018), and joined Soft Material Research Laboratory in the same year as a PhD student. His current research interests include flexible electronics and implantable bioelectrodes.
Jiacheng joined Prof. Pei’s group in 2018 as a PhD student. He received his bachelor’s degree in Opto-Electronics information in Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research concentrates on the photon detection.
Hao joined Prof. Pei's group in 2018 as a PhD student. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry at Zhiyuan Honors College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
My name is Mingfei He, I received B.S. in NanoEngineering from UCSD in 2018, joined in 2019 as a master student. My current research is thermchromic smart windows.
Jinsung Kim is a PhD student at MSE department and joined Soft Material Research Laboratory in 2019 after graduating from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). His current research interest is artificial muscle.
Alex received his B.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2019. He joined Professor Pei’s Soft Materials Research Laboratory in Fall 2019 to pursue a M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering. His research work/interests include polymers in electronics and biomedical applications, and formulation development.
Visiting Graduate Students
Haolun Wang joined Prof. Pei's group in 2018 as a visiting graduate student. At the same time, he is a Phd student in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Research focus: Nanofibers and flexible materials.
I'm Fangyi Guan, joining Prof. Pei's lab in 2017 as a visiting graduate researcher. My research focuses on conductive biomaterials and their applications.
Tianheng Chen joined Prof. Pei's group in 2018 as a visiting graduate student. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry at Wuhan University. His current research interest is organic materials for photon detection.
Junxing Meng joined Prof. Pei's group in 2018 as a visiting graduate student. At the same time, he is a Phd student in Donghua University, China. Research focus: Dielectric elastomer and functional materials for soft actuators.
Junhong Pu joined Prof. Pei's group in 2019 as a visiting graduate student. At the same time, he is a Phd student in Sichuan University of China.
Research focus: electrocaloric cooling
Ying Liu joined Prof. Pei's lab in 2019 as a visiting graduate researcher. At the same time, she is a Phd student in Donghua University. Her research focuses on conductive polymer composites and their applications.
PhD Students Graduated
Yu(Echo) Qiu, 2019, RET Equipment
Yu Xie, 2019
Charlotte Chou, 2018, Amazon
Kwing Tong, 2018, Apple
Huier Gao, 2017, Lam
David Kishpaugh, 2017, Intel
Chao Liu, 2017, Boston Consulting Group
Dustin Chen, 2017, Apple
Charlotte Chou, 2017, Amazon 126
Zhi Ren, 2016, Lam
David McCoul, 2015, EPFL
Wei Hu, 2015, Apple
Chaokun Gong, 2013 Google X Project
Xiaofan Niu, 2013. Apple Computer
Qi Chen, 2012. UCLA
Paul Brochu, 2012. Intel Corporation
Zhibin Yu, 2010. Florida State University
Seongku Kim, 2009. Air Force Research Laboratory
Wei Yuan, 2009. Polyradiant Corp.
Donjuan Xi, 2008. Medtronic, CA.
Soon Mok Ha, 2007. Samsung, Korea
Erin Askounis (spring 2014, from Northeastern University)
Yanheng Li (2014)
Yiyuan Liao (2014)
Shenshen Li (2013)
Yuyu Zhang (2014)
Emerline Lam (2012-2013)
Nicole Carpentier (2012-2013)
Nicole Voyen (2012-2013)
Christopher Lai (2012-2013)
Ruby Leo (2012)
Naifang (Suki) Zhang, (2011-2013)
Ryan Chang, MSE, 2011-2012
Minh-Trang Teresa Ha (2012)
Jason Fan, 2011
Saurabh Radhakrishnan, 2011
Antony Chan, 2008-2010
Brandon Salazer, 2010
Justin Solis, 2008
M.S. Students Graduated
Zhihui Zhu (2016)
Ran Zhao (2015), Amazon
Tuling Lam (2008), Edward Sci.
Han Zhang (2009)
Dr. Rujun Ma, Nankai University
Dr. Jiajie Liang, Nankai University
Dr. Jorge Oliva (2015-1016), Mexico
Dr. Lu Li, 2011-2014, Chongqing University of Arts and Science
Dr. Nicolas Londona, 2011 – 2012
Dr. Hristiyan Stoyanov, 2011 – 2012
Dr. Zhao Chen, 2011 – 2014
Dr. Sungruyl Yun, 2010 – 2012 (Electronics and Telec. Res. Inst., South Korea)
Dr. Huanping Zhou, 2010 – 2011
Dr. Matthew Franzman, 2010 (Chemat Corp.)
Dr. Jun Liu, 2009 – 2010 (Case Western University)
Dr. Zhibin Yu, 2010 –2011 (UC Berkeley)
Dr. Seongku Kim, 2009 – 2010 (Air Force Research Lab)
Dr. Homayoun Moaddel, 2008 – 2009
Dr. Fang Lu, 2008 – 2008
Dr. Yongsheng Zhao, 2007 – 2008. (Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China)
Dr. Wei Wu, 2005 – 2006, (China Univ. of Petroleum)
Dr. Chenjun Shi, 2005 – 2006. (Solarmar Corp.)
Asso.Prof. Ding-Xiang Yan, Sichuan University, 2015-2016
Prof. Ying Yuan, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2015-2016
Prof. Si Chen, Zhejiang University of Technology, 2014-2015
Prof. Jianwen Zhao, 2014-2015
Prof. Jianguo Sheng, Jiangsu University, 2015
Prof. Xiaoyun Zhang, China University of Petroleum, 2014
Prof. Qixin Zhuang, East China University of Science and Technology, China, 2013 – 2014
Prof. Yan Xiong, Changjiang University, China, 2013-2014
Prof. Juan Li, Ningbo Institute for Advanced Materials, China, 2013-2014
Prof. Shuling Chai, Shandong Institute of Light Industry, China, 2010-2011.
Prof. Benny Lassen, University of Southern Denmark, 2010 – 2011
Prof. Soung Soo Yi, Silla University, Korea, 2010 - 2011
Prof. Xinguo Yang, Hunan University, China, 2010 2011
Prof. Qingwu Zhang, China University of Mining and Technology, 2010-2011
Dr. Huafeng Li, Changcheng Institute of Metrology & Measurement, China, 2009-2010
Prof. Gangtie Lei, Xiangtan University, 2009.
Dr. Gabor Kovacs, Swiss Federal Lab for Materials Testing and Research, 2006, 2008.
Visiting PhD Students:
Wenxin Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2015-2016
Yunxia Jin, Fudan University, 2014-2015
Xiaotian Wang, Southeast University 2013
Junpeng Li, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2012-2014
Buket Bezgin Çarbaş, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey, 2011- 2012
Wen Cai, Tongji University, 2010 – 2012
Weili Hu, DongHua University, 2010 – 2012
Zhen Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2009 – 2010
Lu Li, Chengdu University of Electronics, 2009 – 2011
Meiliang Wang, Fudan University, 2008 – 2009
Zhitian Liu, South China University of Technology,2008 – 2009
Mingliang Sun, 2007 – 2009
Haizheng Zhong, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of science, 2007