Xuanhe Zhao is a professor of mechanical engineering and of civil and environmental engineering (by courtesy) at MIT. The mission of Zhao Lab
at MIT is to advance science and technology on the interfaces between humans and machines for addressing grand societal challenges in health and sustainability with integrated expertise in mechanics, materials and biotechnology. A major focus of Zhao Lab
's current research is the study and development of soft materials and devices including polymers, hydrogels, bioadhesives, bioelectronics, and medical robots for translational medicine and water treatment.
Dr. Zhao is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, SES Young Investigator Medal, ASME Hughes Young Investigator Award, Adhesion Society’s Young Scientist Award, Materials Today Rising Star Award, and Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher. He held the Hunt Faculty Scholar at Duke University, and the d'Arbeloff Career Development Chair and Noyce Career Development Professorship at MIT.