Members

Principal Investigator (PI)
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Assistant Professor

Director, Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics (SME)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

 

Investigator, Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

​Associate Editor, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (IF 3.74)

Associate Editor, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering

Guest Editor & Editorial Board Member, Forces in Mechanics (Elsevier)

Guest Editor, Sensors (IF 3.576), 2022

Office: 441 Glennan, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7222

Email: ccao@case.edu

Phone: 216-368-2984

Postdoc Associates & Visiting Scholars
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Kaidong Song

Postdoc Fellow

Research topics: 3D printing, Soft robotics, Soft electronics

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Zhen Chen

Visiting Scholar

Research Interest: Smart materials,  Soft actuators, Soft robots 

PhD School: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Graduate Students
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Zhida Huang

PhD Student (2019)

Research Interests: Computational mechanics, Additive manufacturing, Printed electronics 

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Shoue Chen

PhD Student (2018)

Research Interests: Soft robots, Soft materials

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Huigang Wang

PhD Student (2022)

Research Interests: Soft robots, Soft materials

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Jiaji Su

PhD Student (2021)

Research topics: Soft robotics, Soft electronics

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Kevin Zuo

MS Student (2022)

Research topics: Soft robotics, Soft electronics for biomedical applications

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Shuyuan Yang

MS Student (2022)

Research topics: Soft robotics and Soft electronics

Undergradutes
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Henry Lliguicota

Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: TBD

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Kai Sheng Tham

Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Bioelectronics

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Haeun (Kaylee) Cho

Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Soft robotics

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Kien Rea

Undergraduate student

Research Topics: ML & Robotics

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Kyle Wang

Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Robotics and Control

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Aanya Garg

Undergraduate Student

Research Interests: Soft electronics, Soft robots

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Tobias Cowles

Undergraduate Student

Research Interests: Soft robots

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Raul Mariani

Undergraduate Student

Research Interests: Soft electronics, Soft robots

K-12 Students
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Edith Tomasek

High School Interns

Research topics: Soft robotics, Soft electronics

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Yehyun Choi

High School Interns

Research topics: 3D printing, Soft robotics, Soft electronics