Principal Investigator (PI)

Assistant Professor

Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics

Packaging | Mechanical Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering

Michigan State University

Address: 448 Wilson Road RM-146, East Lansing 48823, MI

Phone: 517-353-9504


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Postdoc Associate & Research Scholar
Graduate Student

​Dr. Yaokun Pang

Postdoc Fellow

Research Interests: Flexible and Wearable Electronics

Dr. Lixing Wang

Visiting Scholar

Research Interest: Smart Packaging System

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Postdoc Position

We have one postdoc position available in the areas of multi-functional materials, soft robots and machines, 3D/4D printing, sensors and energy harvesters.  If interested, please submit your cover letter,  CV, research plan and 2-3 recommendation letters to Dr. Cao for consideration.

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Shoue Chen

PhD student

Research Interests: Soft Robots, Energy Harvesting

Juan Gu

PhD student

Research Interests: Advanced Materials & Designs 

PhD Openings

Two PhD positions are available in the areas of soft materials & robots, 3D/4D printing, bioinspired materials/surfaces, wearable/printed electronics & sensors. If interested, feel free to contact Dr. Cao for consideration.  

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Yihang Chu

PhD student

Research Interests: Printed Electronics

Kexin Zeng

Master Student

Research Interests: Surface and Interface