Fiber-based Materials

Besides films and 3D structures, fibers, yarns and filaments offer a completely new paradigm to engineer flexible, breathable and foldable materials. By engineer fiber geometry, chemistry and hierarchy, we innovate textile-based wearable technologies, soft and hybrid robots, and biomedical applications.


Liu, Jiaqi†; Gao, Yuchong†; Wang, Haihuan, Poling-Skutvik, Ryan; Osuji, Chinedum, and Yang, Shu* “Shaping and Locomotion of Soft Robots using Filament Actuators Made from Liquid Crystal Elastomer-Carbon Nanotube Composites”, Adv. Intelligent Systems 2020, 2, 1900163. DOI (Back Cover)

Zheng-2020-AMTech-UV responsive fabricZheng, Yue; Panatdasirisu, Weerapha; Liu, Jiaqi; Tong, Aijun; Xiang, Yu; Yang, Shu.*, “Patterned, Wearable UV Indicators from Electrospun Photochromic Fibers and Yarns”, Adv. Mater. Technol., 2020, 2000564. DOI

Kang, Hongsuk; Cho, Hyesung; Panatdasirisuk, Weerapha; and Yang, Shu*, "Hierarchical membranes with size-controlled nanopores from photofluidization of electrospun azobenzene polymer fibers", J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5, 18762 - 18769. DOI.