Xueju "Sophie" Wang

Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2016)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2016)
  • B.E., Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (2011)

Research Summary

  • Stimuli-responsive materials
  • Soft/active/smart materials
  • Nanomechanics and micromechanics of advanced materials
  • Energy storage and conversion
  • Flexible/stretchable/bio-integrated electronics
  • In-situ/environmental operando experimental techniques

Honors and Awards

  • ASME Orr Early Career Award, 2021
  • 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, 2019
  • Faculty travel grant award, College of Engineering, University of Missouri, 2019
  • Postdoctoral Professional Development Travel Award, Northwestern University, 2017
  • Gary L. Cloud Scholarship Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 2016
  • Career, Research, Innovation and Development Conference Competition Finalist, 2016
  • Society of Experimental Mechanics International Student Paper Competition Finalist, 2014
  • Graduate Travel Fund, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014 & 2015


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).

Y. Li, X.J. Wang*. “Magnetically Controlled Reconfigurable 3D Buckled Structures”. To be submitted. Manuscript available upon request (2019).

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).

X.J. Wang, Y.F. Gao, M. Zhou, S.M. Xia. “Cohesive Modeling of Fracture in Ion-Storage Materials,” to be submitted to Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. Manuscript available on request.

Y. 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).

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 (2019).

Y. 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).

Y. Zhang†, D. C. Castro†, Y. Han, Y. Wu, H. Guo, Z. Weng, Y. Xue, J. Ausra, X.J. Wang, R. Li, G.F. Wu, A. Vázquez-Guardado, Y. Xie, Z.Q. Xie, D. Ostojich, D.S. Peng, R.J. Sun, B. Wang, Y. Yu, J. P. Leshock, S. Qu, C.J. Su, W. Shen, T. Hang, A. Banks, Y.G Huang, J. Radulovic, P. Gutruf, M.R. Bruchas, J.A. Rogers, “Battery-free, Lightweight, Injectable Microsystem for in vivo Wireless Pharmacology and Optogenetics”, Proceedings of National Academy Science (PNAS), 201909850 (2019).

Xueju "Sophie" Wang
Contact Information
Mailing Address25 King Hill Road, Unit 3136, Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office LocationScience 1 - MZ1020