Xueju “Sophie” Wang

Xueju "Sophie" Wang
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2016)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: 009C
Phone: (860) 486-9288
Email: xueju.wang@uconn.edu
Research Site: https://www.wangresearchlab.com


Research Topics

  • Stimuli-responsive materials
  • Flexible/stretchable/bio-integrated electronics 
  • Mechanics of deformation and fracture in advanced materials 
  • Energy storage and conversion 
  • In-situ/environmental operando experimental techniques

Awards & Honors

2021 ASME Orr Early Career Award
2019 ASME Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Award
2019 1907 Women in Engineering Faculty Award, University of Missouri
2019 Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant Award, University of Missouri
2019 Coulter Program Award, Coulter Biomedical Accelerator, University of Missouri
2017 Postdoctoral Professional Development Travel Award, Northwestern University
2016 Gary L. Cloud Scholarship Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics
2016 Career, Research, Innovation and Development Conference Competition Finalist, Georgia Institute of Technology
2014 Society of Experimental Mechanics International Student Paper Competition Finalist

Recent Publications

Y. Li, H.B. Yu, K. Yu, X.G. Guo, X.J. Wang. “Reconfigurable 3D Mesotructures of Spatially Programmed Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Their Ferromagnetic Composites.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2100338 (2021).

Y. Li, C.Q. Luo, K. Yu, X.J. Wang. Remotely Controlled, Reversible, On-Demand Assembly and Reconfiguration of 3D Mesostructures via Liquid Crystal Elastomer Platforms.  ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13, 7, 8929–8939 (2021).

X.J. Wang†, R. Feiner†, H.W. Luan†, Q. Zhang, S. Zhao, Y. Zhang, M. Han, Y. Li, R. Sun, H. Wang, T.L. Liu, X.G. Guo, H. Oved, N. Noor, A. Shapira, Y.H. Zhang, Y.G. Huang, T. Dvir, and J. A. Rogers. “Three-Dimensional Electronic Scaffolds for Monitoring and Regulation of Multifunctional Hybrid Tissues”, Extreme Mechanics Letters, p.100634 (2020).

Zhang†, D.C. Castro†, Y. Han, Y.X. Wu, H.X. Guo, Y.G. Xue, X.J. Wang, Y.W. Xie, Z.Y. Weng, D. Ostojich, R.J. Sun, B.B. W, Z.Q. Xie, J.P. Leshock, D.S. Peng, S.B. Qu, C. Su, W. Shen, T. Hang, A. Banks, Y.G. Huang, J. Radulovic, P. Gutruf, M. Bruchas, J.A. Rogers. “Lightweight wireless injectable system for programmable in vivo pharmacology and optogenetics”, Proceedings of National Academy Science (PNAS), 201909850 (2019).

Liu†, X.J. Wang†, Y.M. Xu, Z.G. Xu, Y. Zhang, X. Ning, X. Cheng, Y.G Xue, D. Lu, Q.H. Zhang, F. Zhang, J.X. Liu, X.G. Guo, K.C. Hwang, Y.G. Huang, J.A. Rogers, Y.H. Zhang. “Harnessing the interface mechanics of hard films and soft substrates for 3D assembly by controlled buckling”, Proceedings of National Academy Science (PNAS), 116 (31), 15368-15377 (2019).

H.B. Zhao†, K. Li†, M.D. Han, F. Zhu, A. Vazqez-Guardado, P.J. Guo, Z.Q. Xie, Y. Park, L. Chen, X.J. Wang, H.W. Luan, Y.Y. Yang, H.L. Wang, C.M. Liang, Y.G. Xue, R. Schaller, D. Chanda, Y.G. Huang, Y.H. Zhang, J.A. Rogers, “Buckling and twisting of advanced materials into morphable 3D mesostructures”, Proceedings of National Academy Science (PNAS), 201901193 (2019).

Zhang†, A. D. Mickle†, P. Gutruf†, L. A. McIlvried, H. Guo, Y. Wu, J.P. Golden, Y.G. Xue, J.G. Grajales-Reyes, X.J. Wang, S. Krishnan, Y. Xie, D. Peng, C.J. Su, F. Zhang, J.T. Reeder, S.K. Vogt, Y.G. Huang, J.A. Rogers, R.W. Gereau, “Battery-free, Fully Implantable Optofluidic Cuff System for Wireless Optogenetic and Pharmacological Neuromodulation of Peripheral Nerves”, Science advances, 5(7), eaaw5296 (2019).

Zhang, H.X. Guo, S.B. Kim, Y.X. Wu, D. Ostojich, S. Park, X.J. Wang, R. Li, A. Bandodkar, Y. Sekine, Z.Y. Wen, J. Choi, S. Xu, S. Quangin, R. Ghaffari, J.A. Rogers. “Passive, Non-Pharmacological Sweat Collection and Analysis Using a Skin-Interfaced, Soft Microfluidic System with Colorimetric Biomarker Assays Relevant to Kidney Disorders”, Lab on a Chip, accepted with minor revision (2019).

X.J. Wang†, X.G. Guo†, J.L. Ye†, N. Zheng, P. Kohli, Y. Zhang, Z.Q. Xie, H.W. Luan, D. Choi, K.W. Nan, Q.H. Zhang, Y.M. Xu, X.W. Shan, W.B. Bai, Z.Z. Wang, B.H. Kim, H. Jang, F. Zhang, Y.J. Ma, Z. Xu, X. Feng, T. Xie, Y.G. Huang, Y.H. Zhang, J.A. Rogers. “Freestanding 3D Mesostructures, Functional Devices and Shape-Programmable Systems based on Mechanically Induced Assembly with Shape Memory Polymers,” Advanced Materials, 1805615 (2018).

B.H. Kim, F. Liu, Y. Yu, H. Jang, Z.Q. Xie, K. Li, J. Lee, J.Y. Jeong, A. Ryu, Y. Lee, D.H. Kim, X.J. Wang, K.H. Lee, J.Y. Lee, S.M. Won, N. Oh, J. Kim, J.Y. Kim, S. Jeong, K.I. Jang, S. Lee, Y.G. Huang, Y.H. Zhang, J.A. Rogers, “Mechanically Guided Post-Assembly of 3D Electronic Systems”, Advanced Functional Materials, 28 (48), 1803149 (2018).

X.G. Guo†, Z. Xu†, F. Zhang, X.J. Wang, Y.Y. Zi, J.A. Rogers, Y.G. Zhang, Y.H. Zhang. “Reprogrammable 3D Mesostructures Through Compressive Buckling of Thin Films with Prestrained Shape Memory Polymer,” Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, 1-10 (2018).

X.G. Guo†, X.J. Wang†, D.P. Qu†, J.L. Ye, W.B. Pang, Y.G. Huang, J.A. Rogers, Y.H. Zhang. “Controlled Mechanical Assembly of Complex 3D Mesostructures and Strain Sensors,” npj Flexible Electronics, 2 (1), 14 (2018).

B.H. Kim, J. Lee, S.M. Won, Z. Xie, J.K. Chang, Y. Yu, Y.K. Cho, H. Jang, J.Y. Jeong, Y. Lee, A.Ryu, D.H. Kim, K.H. Lee, J.Y. Lee, F. Liu, X.J. Wang, Q. Huo, S. Min, D. Wu, B. Ji, A. Banks, J. Kim, N. Oh, H.M. Jin, S. Han, D. Kang, C.H. Lee, Y. Song, Y.H. Zhang, Y.G. Huang, K. Jang, J.A. Rogers.  "Three-Dimensional Silicon Electronic Systems Fabricated by Compressive Buckling Process" ACS nano 12 (5), 4164-4171 (2018).

Ning†, X.J. Wang†, Y. Zhang, X.G. Yu, D.W. Choi, N. Zheng, D.S. Kim, Y.G Huang, Y.H. Zhang, J.A. Rogers. “Assembly of Advanced Materials into Three-Dimensional Functional Structures by Methods Inspired by Origami and Kirigami: A Review,”Advanced Materials Interfaces, 1800284 (2018).

Papakyriakou, X.J. Wang, S.M. Xia. “Characterization of Stress-Diffusion Coupling in Lithiated Germanium by Nanoindentation,” Experimental Mechanics, 58(4): 613-625 (2018).

Shi†, F. Zhang†, K.W. Nan, X.J. Wang, J.T. Wang, Y.J. Zhang, Y.T. Zhang, H.W. Luan, K.C. Hwang, Y.G. Huang, J.A. Rogers, Y.H. Zhang. “Plasticity-Induced Origami for Assembly of Three-Dimensional Metallic Structures Guided by Compressive Buckling,” Extreme Mechanics Letters, 11: 105-110 (2017). 

X.J. Wang, A. Yang, S.M. Xia. “Fracture Toughness Characterization of Lithiated Germanium as an Anode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163(2): A90-A95 (2016).

X.J. Wang, F.F. Fan, J.W. Wang, H.R. Wang, S.Y. Tao, A. Yang, Y. Liu, H.B. Chew, S.X. Mao, T. Zhu, S.M. Xia. “High Damage Tolerance of Electrochemically Lithiated Silicon,” Nature Communications, 6: 8417 (2015).

 X.J. Wang, Z.P. Pan, F.F. Fan, J.W. Wang, Y. Liu, S.X. Mao, T. Zhu, S.M. Xia. “Nanoscale Deformation Measurement with High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy and Digital Image Correlation”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 82 (12), 121001 (2015).

H.R. Wang, X.J. Wang, S.M. Xia, H.B. Chew, “Brittle-to-Ductile Transition of Lithiated Silicon Electrodes: Crazing to Stable Nanopore Growth,” Journal of Chemical Physics, 143: 104703 (2015).

H.R. Wang, B.Y. Hou, X.J. Wang, S.M. Xia, H.B. Chew. “Atomic-Scale Mechanisms of Sliding Along an Interdiffused Li–Si–Cu Interface,” Nano letters, 15(3), 1716-1721 (2015).

H.B. Chew, B.Y. Hou, X.J. Wang, S.M. Xia. “Cracking Mechanisms in Lithiated Silicon Thin Film Electrodes,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51: 4176-4187 (2014).