• 2018/09: Changyong, Shoue and Kexin attended the Pack Expo held in Chicago! Great experience and lots of fun! Expect next time in Las Vegas!   

  • 2018/08: Welcome our new member Yihang and Shoue to SME Lab! 

  • 2018/06: Welcome our new group member Dr. Yin Liu, who joins us as a research associate! 

  • 2018/04: Changyong attended the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting at Phoenix, AZ for presenting our work on printed electronics and sensors!    

  • 2018/03: Changyong gave an invited talk at MSU Electrical and Computer Engineering! Thank you Prof. Xiaobo Tan for hosting the event!   

  • 2018/02: Congratulations to former group member Xiao Wang for admission into the MS program of Stanford University! Great job!  

  • 2018/02: Prof. Michael Dickey from NC State University visited out lab and gave a talk of " Soft, Stretchable, and Reconfigurable Materials for Electronics and Actuators", and discussed possible collaborations for the future!  



  • 2017/10: Our collaborative work on high-performance room-temperature processed perovskite solar cell has been published in Energy and Environmental Science! Congrats! 

  • 2017/10: Dr. Cao attended the 2017 New England Mechanics Workshop held at MIT, and talked with many old and new friends there! Great experience!

  • 2017/07: Our collaborative work with Prof. Lingchong You's group on bacteria pressure sensor has been published in Nature Biotechnology,  and reported by many media. Congratulations to all the authors! 

  • 2017/05: Our new paper on noninvasive materials thickness sensors enhanced through aerosol jet printed metallic carbon nanotube ink has been accepted for publication in IEEE Sensors!  Cheer! 

  • 2017/04: Dr. Changyong Cao won the 2nd Prize at the 2017 Mahato Memorial Envisioning the Invisible Photo & Image Contest, cheers!

  • 2017/04: The work on fully printed memristors collaborated with Prof. Ben Wiley Group has been published in Journal of Electronic Materials, titled "Fully Printed Memristors from Cu–SiO2 Core–Shell Nanowire Composites"! The research work was reported by many media, such as ScienceDaily, Duke Research, Atma 360, Eastday, PEOL.  Cheers!

  • 2017/03: Dr. Changyong Cao gave an invited talk at Iowa State University! Thank you for the invitation!  

  • 2017/02: Our paper "Completely Printed, Flexible, Stable and Hysteresis-Free Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors via Aerosol Jet Printing "has been accepted by Advanced Electronics Materials! Cheers!


  • 2016/12: Dr. Changyong Cao gave an invited talk at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL! Thank you for the invitation and hosting!  
  • 2016/12: Dr. Changyong Cao attended the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting held at Boston MA, and gave a talk on the fully-printed, flexible and hysteresis-free CNT-TFTs! Have lots of fun with many old and new friends!  

  • 2016/11: Dr. Changyong Cao attended the 2016 IMECE held at Phoenix AZ, and gave several talks on the printed electronics, tunable surfaces and medical devices! Have lots of fun with many old and new friends!  

  • 2016/06: Dr. Changyong Cao visited Jiangsu Industrial Technology Institute in Nanjing! Thanks for the invitation of Dr. Yi Chen and many others! 

  • 2016/05: Dr. Changyong Cao visited Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University and Hohai University, and gives talks there on mechanics of soft materials and stretchable electronics! Thank you for the invitations! 

  • 2016/04: Dr. Changyong Cao won the third place of 6th Mahato Memorial Image Contest of Duke with the work on CNT-forest Blanket! Many thanks to our team, in particular Dr. Stephen Ubnoske and Yihao Zhou! 

  • 2016/04: Our paper on improving contact interface of fully printed CNT thin-film transistors has been published online in ACS Nano

  • 2016/02: Dr. Changyong Cao was selected to attend the Emerging Leaders Institute with 4 Postdocs and 15 PhD students from Duke Graduate School.



  • 2015/12: Our recent work on Improving contact interface of fully printed CNT thin-film transistors has been named as Best Poster Award Nominee at the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting

  • 2015/12: Our paper on Graphene Paper Origami was highlighted by Prof. John Rogers (Chief Editor of EML and a world leader in stretchable electronics) at the Reception of celebrating the 1st anniversary of Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML)! 

  • 2015/10: Our paper "Urinary catheter capable of repeated on-demand removal ofinfectious biofilms via active deformation" has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials!

  • 2015/04: Our work on tunable adhesion of surface patterns from graphene paper origami has been published at the Extreme Mechanics Letter!


  • 2014/12: Our work on Graphene paper origami enabled multifunctionality has won the Best Poster Award at the Fall 2014 Materials Research Society meeting!

  • 2014/09: Our work on highly stretchable supercapacitors via crumpled graphene paper has been published in Scientific Reports of Nature Group!

  • 2014/05: Dr. Changyong Cao has won the Best Poster Award at 2014 Triangle Soft Matter Workshop held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!

  • 2014/03: Dr. Changyong Cao's paper "Harnessing Localized Ridges for High-Aspect-Ratio Hierarchical Patterns with Dynamic Tunability and Multifunctionality" has been selected as Front Cover of Advanced Materials, and featured at Duke Research.


  • 2013/11: Dr. Changyong Cao won the first place of Mahato Memorial Image Contest of Duke with the impressive image of Morphology of Crumpled Graphene Paper! 

  • 2013/04: Dr. Changyong Cao won the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding PhD Students Abroad in 2013.​

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