Research Expertise and Interest
additive manufacturing, metamaterials, robotics, antenna, artificial intelligence
Xiaoyu (Rayne) Zheng is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research focuses on developing additive manufacturing/3D printing techniques for materials and structures with controlled topologies and encoded properties. His current interests are in developing new additive fabrication techniques, multi-material synthesis, structure property relationships and leveraging novel artificial intelligence to create intelligent materials and systems for structural, robotics, electronics, energy, and healthcare. His group is a global pioneer in developing 3D printing technlogies and materials for electronic and multi-functional materials, including dielectrics, conductive, piezoelectric and structural materials. These capabilities are being used in the next generation of sensors, transducers, electronics and robotics.