Shaoting Lin

Shaoting Lin

Shaoting Lin

Assistant Professor

Biography
Dr. Shaoting Lin earned his Ph.D. degree (2019) at MIT and got his M.S. degree (2013) and B.S. degree (2010) at Tsinghua University. Dr. Lin has been devoted to understanding the processing-structure-property relationships of soft materials and inventing versatile high-performing soft materials with diverse engineering applications, including a mechanically-trained artificial muscle that resists crack propagation using aligned nanofibrils, a similar toughening mechanism in skeleton muscles (PNAS, 116, 21, 2019); an ingestible and expanding pill that monitors the stomach for up to a month (Nat. Commun., 10, 2019); a gelatin-like material that mimics lobster underbelly’s stretch and strength (Matter, 4, 6, 2021), a stretchable anti-fogging tape that enables fog-free glasses, protective goggles, and efficient solar-powered freshwater production (Adv. Funct. Mater., 31, 36, 2021); and a wearable smart wound dressing that senses temperature, lights up, and delivers medicine to the skin (Adv. Mater., 28, 22, 2021).
With his focus on inventing high-performing soft materials, he will be part of the vibrant community of Spartan engineers designing human-centered and environmentally benign intelligent materials for developing technologies in healthcare and water-energy nexus.
Education
Ph.D. degree (2019) at MIT
M.S. degree (2013) and B.S. degree (2010) at Tsinghua University
Publications
S. Lin*, X. Liu*, J. Liu*, H. Yuk, H.-C. Loh, G. A. Parada, C. Settens, J. Song, A. Masic, G. H. McKinley, X. Zhao, Anti-fatigue-fracture hydrogels, Science Advances 5, eaau8528 (2019).
S. Lin*, J. Liu*, X. Liu, X. Zhao, Muscle-like fatigue-resistant hydrogels by mechanical training, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, 10244-10249 (2019).
J. Liu*, S. Lin*, X. Liu*, Z. Qin*, Yueying Yang, Jianfeng Zang#, Xuanhe Zhao#, Fatigue-resistant hydrogel adhesions, Nature Communications 11, 1071 (2020).
X. Liu*, C. Steiger*, S. Lin*, G. A. Parada, J. Liu, H. F. Chan, H. Yuk, N. V. Phan, J. Collins, S. Tamang, G. Traverso, X. Zhao, Ingestible hydrogel device, Nature Communications 10, 493 (2019).
S. Lin, J. Ni, D. Zheng, X. Zhao, Fracture and fatigue of ideal polymer networks, Extreme Mechanics Letter, 48, 101399 (2021).
S. Lin, X. Zhao, Fracture of polymer networks with topological defects. Physical Review E, 102, 052503 (2020).
S. Lin#*, Y. Yang*, J. Ni*, T. Yoichiro, X. Liu, B. Lu, Y. Tu, J. Zhou, X. Zhao#, G. Chen#, Stretchable anti-fogging tape for diverse transparent materials, Advanced Functional Materials, 2103551 (2021).
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