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Wendong Wang
Associate Professor, JI
Office 527
Tel +86-21-34206765 Ext. 5271
Email wendong.wang@sjtu.edu.cn
Webpage https://www.ji.sjtu.edu.cn/research/laboratories/laboratory-detail/37320/


Ph.D. Materials Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto (2011)
B.Sc. Kuang Yaming Honors School, Nanjing University, Nanjing (2006)

Work Experience

2020 – pres. Associate professor, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2014 – 2020 Postdoctoral fellow / Senior research scientist, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart
2011 – 2014 Postdoctoral fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically-inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston

Honors and Awards

  • European Research Stay in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, funded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2017)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researcher (2015 – 2017)

Research Interests

  • Automation in materials discovery
  • Bio-inspired functional materials
  • Micro- and nano-robots

Selected Publications

  • Giochini, P.A. †; Gupta, S.S. †; Wang, W.; Wood, D.; Yunusa, M.; Baharlou, E.; Sitti, M.; Menges, A., Additive manufacturing of cellulose-based materials with continuous, multidirectional stiffness gradients. Sci. Adv. 6, eaay0929 (2020).
  • Giltinan, J., Katsamba, P., Wang, W., Lauga, E. & Sitti, M. Selectively Controlled Magnetic Microrobots with Multiple Helices. Appl. Phys. Lett., 116, 134101 (2020).
  • Koens, L.; Wang, W.; Sitti, M.; Lauga, E., The near and far of two magnetic capillary disks, Soft Matter 15, 1497–1507 (2019).
  • Wang, W.†; Timonen J.†; Carlson, A.; Grinthal, A.; Kolle, S.; Wong, T.-S.; Hatton, B.; Carlson, A.; Kang, S. H.; Kennedy, S.; Chi, J.; Blough, R. T.; Mahadevan, L.; Aizenberg, J., Multiscale topographically-responsive ferrofluid-infused porous surfaces. Nature 559, 77-82 (2018).
  • Wang, W.*, Kishore, V., Koens, L., Lauga, E. & Sitti, M*. Collectives of Spinning Mobile Micro-robots for Navigation and Object Manipulation at the Air-water Interface in 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 1–9 (2018).
  • Wang, W., Giltinan, J., Zakharchenko, S. & Sitti, M. Dynamic and programmable self-assembly of micro-rafts at the air-water interface. Sci. Adv. 3, e1602522 (2017).
  • Wang, W., Grozea, D., Kim, A., Perovic, D. D. & Ozin, G. A. Vacuum-assisted aerosol deposition of a low-dielectric-constant periodic mesoporous organosilica film. Adv. Mater. 22, 99-102 (2010).

Professional Service

  • Reviewer for Science Advances, ACS Nano, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Entropy, Micromachines, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation