UH Researcher Chosen for MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35

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Cunjiang Yu, Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering, was cited as a “pioneer” for his work in the emerging field of soft electronics and breakthrough work on developing stretchable rubbery semiconductors and rubbery transistors, sensors and integrated electronics and systems.

Last year Yu drew attention when he reported a breakthrough in semiconductor materials with instilled mechanical stretchability, much like a rubber band, and a new class of rubbery electronics and sensors that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense temperatures and even translate sign language.