Welcome to He Group We aim at creating new, energy-efficient, environmentally-responsive materials and dynamic systems or devices that respond, adapt and move essentially instantaneously and thereby, exhibit adaptive and self-regulating behavior, for a variety of fundamental science studies and applications from biological/chemical sensing and separation to energy harvesting and conversion.
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    April, 2020

    Prof.Ximin He has been awarded 3M Nontenured Faculty Award. This competitive award is presented to recognize outstanding young faculty commitmented to advancing the state of science and engineering.

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    Feb 2, 2020

    New Anti-Ice Coating Could Prevent Frozen Cars and Pipes, reported by Popular Mechanics

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    Jan 29, 2020

    Hydrogel coating is first to prevent ice formation in 3 different ways, reported by UCLA Newsroom

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    Nov 13, 2019

    Video: Sunflowers inspire light-tracking solar material, reported by C&EN

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    Nov 12, 2019

    Researchers create solar energy system inspired by flowers’ light-finding ability, reported by Daily Bruin

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    Nov 5, 2019

    The first artificial material that follows sunlight may upgrade solar panels, reported by ScienceNews

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    August,2019

    Prof.Ximin He has been awarded CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar (2019-2021) (15/yr selected worldwide)

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    August,2019

    Prof.Ximin He has been awarded International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) Outstanding Youth Award (2019) (1/yr every 3 years)

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    May 19,2019

    Yucheng Zhang has received the 2019 Morning Light Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding M.S. Student in South California Region

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    May 19, 2019

    Jiaqi Song has received the 2019 UCLA Engineering Commencement Awards for Outstanding M.S. Students.

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    April,2018

    Prof.Ximin He has been awarded Hellman Fellows Award (2018)

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    2018

    Prof.Ximin He has been awarded UCLA Faculty Career Development Award (2017; 2018)

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    2017

    Prof.Ximin He has been awarded Air Force Young Investigators Research Program (YIP) Award (2017-2020)

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    2016

    Prof.Ximin He has been awarded NSF CAREER Award (2016-2021)

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    Bio-inspired photo-responsive materials

    Optical sensing of chemical and biological molecules-Photo-responsive materials for optics, photonics, waveguides, and photo-harvesting

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    Self-regulating materials

    Living organisms exhibit unique homeostatic abilities, maintaining tight control of their local environment through inter-conversions of chemical and mechanical energy and self-regulating feedback loops organized hierarchically across many length scales. Inspired by this, we have applied the concept of homeostasis to the design of autonomous materials and created a synthetic homeostatic material

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    3D Printing

    The newest 3D printing system that we are building is able to print hybrid materials. Combining with our stimuli-responsive polymer research, 3D printing techniques will allow us to print out soft robotics, investigate its practical uses and provide the foundation for developing applications of self-regulated and bio-inspired photosensitive materials as well.

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