CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Dr. Yu, Cunjiang

Researchers Build a Soft Robot with Neurologic Capabilities

Cunjiang Yu, professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, said the work represents a significant step toward the development of prosthetics that could directly connect with the peripheral nerves in biological tissues, as well as toward advances in soft neurorobots capable of thinking and making judgments.

Device is First Step Toward a More Sophisticated Artificial Nervous System

 

In work that combines a deep understanding of the biology of soft-bodied animals such as earthworms with advances in materials and electronic technologies, researchers from the United States and China have developed a robotic device containing a stretchable transistor that allows neurological function.

Researchers Report a New Way to Produce Curvy Electronics

A team of researchers led by University of Houston engineer Cunjiang Yu has reported a new way to manufacture curvy, three-dimensional electronics.

New Method Fills a Need in Emerging Applications for Electronic Devices

 

Contact lenses that can monitor your health as well as correct your eyesight aren’t science fiction, but an efficient manufacturing method – finding a way to produce the curved lenses with embedded electronics – has remained elusive.

A Wearable Device So Thin and Soft You Won’t Even Notice It

Cunjiang Yu, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UH, led a project to develop a multifunctional, ultra-thin wearable human-machine interface.

Device Also Can Serve as Robotic Skin, Relaying Information Back to the User

 

Wearable human-machine interfaces – devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses – have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can’t always handle multiple functions at one time.

Researchers Report Advances in Stretchable Rubbery Semiconductors, Rubbery Integrated Electronics

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported significant advances in stretchable electronics, moving the field closer to commercialization.

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported significant advances in stretchable electronics, moving the field closer to commercialization.

In a paper published Friday, Feb. 1, in Science Advances, they outlined advances in creating stretchable rubbery semiconductors, including rubbery integrated electronics, logic circuits and arrayed sensory skins fully based on rubber materials.

Wearable Human Machine Interface Device Wins Big at 2018 Materials Today Conference

Kyoseung Sim, a Cullen College of Engineering alumnus, with his award winning poster.

Materials Science Postdoc Takes Home Top Poster Prize

 

A postdoctoral researcher working on soft functional electronic human machine interfacing (HMI) devices with the Yu Research Group at the University of Houston won first place for the best poster award at the 2018 “Materials Today: The Future of Materials Science in the Next Two Decades” conference. It was sponsored by the Materials Today journal and Rice University.

Researchers Design ‘Soft’ Robots that Can Move on Their Own

Robots Could be Used in Medicine, Rescue and Defense

 

If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers led by a University of Houston engineer have reported a new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, similar to the movement of an inchworm or caterpillar.

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

UH Researchers Discover New Form of Stretchable Electronics, Sensors and Skins

A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.

Breakthrough in Dissolving Electronics Holds Promise for Biomedicine

Cunjiang Yu, Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering, center, and co-first authors Xu Wang, left, and Kyoseung Sim, right)

Discovery Has Applications for Eco-Friendly Disposal, Data Security and Healthcare

Researchers from the University of Houston and China have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere.

Researchers Draw Inspiration for Camouflage System From Marine Life

Cuttlefish

It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or the military.

Researchers have developed a technology that allows a material to automatically read its environment and adapt to mimic its surroundings. The technology is described in a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.