Ruobing Bai

Assistant Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Research Focus

Solid mechanics and large deformation, soft active materials: hydrogels, liquid crystal elastomers, and biomaterials, fracture and adhesion of materials, multi-physics of materials: mechanics, thermodynamics, chemistry, optics, and electromagnetism, instability of materials

Education

  • PhD, Engineering Sciences, Harvard University 2018

Research Overview

Solid mechanics and large deformation, soft active materials: hydrogels, liquid crystal elastomers, and biomaterials, fracture and adhesion of materials, multi-physics of materials: mechanics, thermodynamics, chemistry, optics, and electromagnetism, instability of materials

Selected Publications

  • R. Bai, J. Yang, X.P. Morelle, Z. Suo, Flaw-Insensitive Hydrogels under Static and Cyclic Loads, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2019, 1800883
  • R. Bai, B. Chen, J. Yang, Z. Suo, Tearing a Hydrogel of Complex Rheology, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 125, 2019, 749-761
  • E. Zhang, R. Bai, X. P. Morelle, Z. Suo, Fatigue Fracture of Nearly Elastic Hydrogels, Soft Matter, 14, 2018, 3563-3571
  • J. Yang, R. Bai, Z. Suo, Topological Adhesion of Wet Materials, Advanced Materials, 2018, 1800671
  • R. Bai, J. Yang, X.P. Morelle, C. Yang, Z. Suo, Fatigue Fracture of Self-Recovery Hydrogels, ACS Macro Letters, 2018, 312-317
  • R. Bai, Q. Yang, J. Tang, X.P. Morelle, J. Vlassak, Z. Suo, Fatigue Fracture of Tough Hydrogels, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2017, 15, 91-96
  • R. Bai, Z. Suo, Optomechanics of Soft Materials, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2015, 82(7), 071011

Faculty

Jan 08, 2021

New Faculty Spotlight: Ruobing Bai

Ruobing Bai joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in January 2021 as an Assistant Professor.

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