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

About

Ruobing Bai received his BS in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Peking University in 2012, and PhD in Engineering Sciences at Harvard University in 2018. Prior to joining Northeastern in January 2021, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical and Civil Engineering at California Institute of Technology between 2018 and 2020. His research aims to combine theory and experiment in solid mechanics, soft active materials, large deformation, fracture and adhesion, multiphysics, and instability of materials. Applications include soft machines and robots, human health, human-machine interfaces, human augmentation, and biohybrid machines.

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, B. Chen, J. Yang, Z. Suo, Tearing a Hydrogel of Complex RheologyR. Bai, J. Yang, Z. Suo, Fatigue of Hydrogels, European Journal of Mechanics – A/Solids, 74, 2019, 337-370
  • R. Bai, J. Yang, X.P. Morelle, Z. Suo, Flaw-Insensitive Hydrogels Under Static and Cyclic Loads, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2019, 1800883
  • J. Yang, R. Bai, B. Chen, Z. Suo, Hydrogel Adhesion: A Supramolecular Synergy of Chemistry, Topology, and Mechanics, Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 1901693
  • 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
  • R. Bai, J. Yang, X.P. Morelle, C. Yang, Z. Suo, Fatigue Fracture of Self-Recovery Hydrogels, ACS Macro Letters, 2018, 312-317
  • M. Sun, R. Bai, X. Yang, J. Song, Z. Suo, X. He Hydrogel Interferometry for Ultrasensitive and Highly Selective Chemical Detection, Advanced Materials, 2018, 1804916
  • J. Yang, R. Bai, Z. Suo, Topological Adhesion of Wet Materials, Advanced Materials, 2018, 1800671
  • 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
    , 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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