Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Our lab is dedicated to solving problems at the interface of engineering, soft matter, and biology. A central theme that guides our research is self-organization and reconfiguration at the micro-scale. We like to ask how biology self-organizes and adapts to changes so readily, and how can we extract the key principles and apply to engineering designs. Some questions that excite us include: how does a cell keep track of time? How does it heal its wound and restore its normal shape and function? How can we mimic that to make adaptive and self-healing devices and materials?