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Principal Investigator

Shiming Zhang
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Jilin); Ph.D. (Montreal); Postdoc (UCLA)
Dr. Shiming Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), leading the wearable, intelligent and soft electronics (WISE) research group. He is also currently an affiliated faculty at the Terasaki Institute of UCLA. Before joining HKU, he spent three years at UCLA as a postdoctoral scholar, group leader (on bioelectronics), and finally an affiliated faculty member. He obtained his Ph.D. degree (Best Thesis Award) from École Polytechnique, Université de Montréal, Canada, and B.S./M.S. degree (Outstanding Graduates) from Jilin University, China. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” on bioelectronics by Advanced Science (2022) and an“Emerging Investigator” by the Journal of Materials Chemistry C (2022). He was awarded the prestigious title of “Vanier Canada Scholar” by the Canada Federal Government, “Outstanding International Student” by the Quebec Government, and “Outstanding Student Abroad” by the Chinese Government.

The students, trained in his lab, have won the Gold Award of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2023; the Championship in the HKAES University Pitch Competition 2022; the MRS Best Presentation Award (2021); the IEEE EMB Student Project Award (2021); and the InnoShow Awards (2021/2022/2023) from the HKU Innovation Academy.

Postdoc Research Fellow

Shilei Dai (RGC Postdoc Fellow)
B. Eng. (Sichuan); Ph.D.(Tongji); Visiting Ph.D. (U.Chicago)

Shilei Dai received his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from Tongji University and his B. Eng. degree in polymer science and engineering from Sichuan University. During his Ph.D. study, he worked as a visiting Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago for two years. He is currently a postdoc research fellow (co-supervised by Prof. Zhongrui Wang) in the WISE research group. His research interests include deformable and biocompatible electronics, and bio-inspired in-memory and in-sensor computing devices.

Xuecheng He
B. Eng. (BUCT); Ph.D. (USTB); Visiting Ph.D. (NTU, SG)

Xuecheng received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Science and Technology Beijing and his B. Eng. degree in functional materials from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He worked as a visiting Ph.D. student at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Currently, he is a postdoc research fellow in the WISE research group, focusing on developing soft, tough, multimodal OECT biosensors that can work under extreme conditions.

PhD Students

Jing Bai
B.Eng. (Xi’ an Jiaotong)

Jing Bai received his B.Eng. in Software Engineering and B.Mgmt. in Business Administration at Xi’ an Jiaotong University. He was working on industrial projects related to inkjet printing control systems, microcontrollers, and human-machine interfaces. Jing is currently a PhD candidate in WISE lab. He aims to establish a reliable and standardized manufacturing method for soft OECTs with fully printing technologies, and using high-density soft OECT arrays for emerging biosensing and computing applications.

Dingyao Liu
B.Sc. (Xi’ an Jiaotong); M.Sc. (Sichuan)

Dingyao Liu received his B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry from Xi’an Jiaotong University and M.Eng. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Sichuan University. He is interested in the design, fabrication, and characterization of soft materials. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the WISE Research Group aiming to developing high-performance and miniaturized soft OECTs for soft computing and wearable bioelectronic applications.

Xinyu Tian
B.Eng. (Tianjin); M.Sc. (UCSD)

Xinyu Tian received his B.Eng in Control & Measurement Technology and Instrument from Tianjin University and Master in Material Science Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the WISE Research Group working on miniaturized OECTs systems for wearable edge computing applications. He is a key contributor to the “PERfECT” system which is the world`s smallest system for wearable OECT characterization.

Binbin Cui
B.Sc. (Nankai)

Binbin Cui received his B.S. in Chemistry from Nankai University. He was a research intern in the Stoddart group (Nobel Laureate) at Northwestern University. He is interested in the chemical and electrochemical functionalization of thin-film electrodes for molecular analysis. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the WISE Research Group working on OECT-based biosensors for healthcare applications.

Yilin Yang
B.Eng. (Sun Yat-sen); M.Eng. (Sun Yat-sen)

Yilin Yang received her B.Eng. and M.Eng, both in Biomedical Engineering from Sun Yat-sen University. She is currently a Ph.D. student at WISE Research Group working on brain-machine interfacing with soft and implantable bioelectronic systems.

Yan Wang
B.Sc. (Nankai)

Yan Wang received her B.Sc. at Nankai University in Chemistry. She was a research assistant at WISE between Sept 2021 and April 2022. She is currently a Ph.D. student at WISE working on the processing of soft conducting polymers for high-performance soft OECTs.

Xinran Zhang
B.Eng. (Jilin); M.Eng. (Jilin)

Xinran Zhang received her B.Eng. and M.Eng, both in Biomedical Engineering from Jilin University. She is currently a Ph.D. student at WISE Research Group working on the synthesis and fabrication of biosensing electrodes for wearable molecular detections.

Hao Huang
B.Eng. (Tianjin); M.Eng. (Tianjin)

Hao Huang received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University. He is currently a Ph.D. student at WISE Research Group working on HK WISE-Scope for wearable brain-machine interfacing.

Wei Huang
B.Sc (Beihang)

Wei Huang received B.Sc. in Computer Science from Beihang University. He is currently a Ph.D. student at WISE Group working on data processing and control of wearable systems. 

Meiru An
B.Sc (UCL); M.Sc. (UCL)

Meiru An received her B.Sc. in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Advanced Material Science from University College London. She will join WISE as a Ph.D. student in Sept. 2024 to work on biophysical wearable devices.

Haixuan Luo
B.Eng. (Shandong); M.Eng. (Xi’an Jiaotong)

Haixuan Luo received his B.Eng. in Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation from Shandong University and he will graduate from School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University. He will join WISE Research Group as a Ph.D. student working on the fabrication of stretchable OECTs.

Mphil Students

Ivo Pang
B.Eng. (HKU)

Ivo Pang received B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. He currently is a MPhil student  at WISE group working on stretchable wearable devices.

WISE Undergraduate Students

Aiyi Ning
Undergraduate (THU)

Aiyi Ning is currently an undergraduate student in Tsinghua University, pursuing B.Eng. in Polymer Materials Engineering and B.Sc in Chemical Biology. He will join WISE as a Summer Programme student in July 2024 to work on wearable brain-machine interfacing.

Name Type
Year 4Rouxian LiHKU SIG
Year 4 Ip Long ChingHKU FYP
Year 4 Chan Kai San Oliver HKU SIG
Year 4 Wong Yat Hei Ryan HKU FYP
Year 2Yazhou Zhao HKU SIG
Year 2Chun Kit Lai HKU SIG

Master students

2022Zichao Cao
2022Linyuan Huang
2022Ziyun Liao
2022Guangxi Lu
2022Zhenqi Liu
2022Haoran Wan
2022Yixuan Xu
2022Kaini Zhang
2022Siya Zhang

WISE Alumni

2021Yue ZhouWise Vistor
2022 Juntao He HKU Master
2022 Fangyuan Kuang HKU Master
2022 Kaihua Ni HKU Master
2022 Xinyue Peng HKU Master
2022Yixun ChengWise Vistor