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My research focuses on the intersection of flexible sensors and signal processing algorithms to develop solutions for soft robots.
Zihan Wang

Zihan Wang is a Ph.D. candidate of Data Science and Information Technology at Tsinghua University Smart Sensing and Robotics Lab. His research interests include soft sensors, soft robotics, signal processing and machine learning. He leads the soft robot sensing in his group, which develops e-skins for soft robots proprioceptive sensing.

Expertise

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LabVIEW
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Embedded Systems
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Soft Robot Fabrication

Education & Exchange

 
 
 
 
 
UC Berkeley
Visiting and Postdoctoral Scholar
March 2023 – Present California, USA

Research topics include:

  • Soft sensors
  • Soft acturators
 
 
 
 
 
Tsinghua University
Ph.D. in Data Science and Information Technology
September 2019 – July 2024 China
Research on self-powered sensors and soft robotics.
 
 
 
 
 
Herriot-Watt University
B.Eng. in Telecommunications Engineering
Herriot-Watt University
August 2015 – June 2019 Scotland, UK
Thesis - Motion Primitives Extraction in MIS Instrument Trajectories for Pattern Recognition
 
 
 
 
 
Xidian University
B.Eng. in Telecommunications Engineering
Xidian University
August 2015 – June 2019 China
Joint dual-degree programme with Herriot-Watt University
 
 
 
 
 
Boston University
Visiting Student
Boston University
July 2018 – August 2018 Massachusetts, USA
English for STEM leaders

Recent Publications

Full list of my publication can be found here.
(2024). A Non-Volatile Surface Tension-Driven Electrochemical Liquid Metal Actuator. In ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2021 (Ubicomp 2021).

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(2023). A triboelectric gait sensor system for human activity recognition and user identification. Nano Energy.

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(2022). Piezoelectric soft robot driven by mechanical energy. Nano Research.

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(2022). A Highly Sensitive Triboelectric Vibration Sensor for Machinery Condition Monitoring. Advanced Energy Materials.

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