Professor Qibing Pei
Eduacation: Ph.D. 1990 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
Research Interest: Stretchable Polymer Electronics; Conjugated polymers; Electroactive polymer artificial muscles; Nanostructured materials; Polymer actuators and generators; Radiation detection; Polymer synthesis; Polymer composite.
Email: qpei at seas.ucla.edu
Personal Website: http://www.mse.ucla.edu/qibing-pei/
Roshan Plamthottam received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. He then joined Dr. Pei’s group later that year to pursue a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include nanomaterial processing and device development for flexible electronics.
Jiacheng joined Prof. Pei’s group in 2018 as a PhD student. He received his bachelor’s degree in Opto-Electronics information in Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research concentrates on the organic/polymer light-emitting diodes and thermchromic smart windows.
Ziqing received her bachelor’s degree in Polymer Materials and Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2019. She joined Prof. Pei’s group in 2019 as a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering. Her current research interest is organic matrix materials for plastic scintillators on radiation detection.
Yuan Zhu got her B.S. Degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from UCLA in 2019 and now she is a third-year PhD student in the Soft Materials Research Lab. Her research focuses on developing intrinsically stretchable electroluminescent devices for displays and silver nanowires composites for electronic applications.
I completed my BS in Chemistry with a Specialization in Computing at UCLA, where I received the General Chemistry Instructional Laboratory Faculty Fellowship as well as the Geissman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry. In 2020, the same year that I graduated college, I joined Professor Pei’s Soft Materials Research Laboratory in UCLA’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering as a PhD student, and my current research interests focus on solid polymer films for automatically modulated smart windows.
HyeonJi Hong, a PhD Student at MSE department, joined Soft Material Research Laboratory in Prof. Pei’s group in 2021 after working at LG Innotek on a project about electrophoretic switchable film. She received her Bachelor’s degree in University of Washington, and Master’s in Johns Hopkins University. Current research interest is polymer films for smart window application.
Visiting Graduate Students
Xiangkun Wang is a currently full-time doctoral graduate student at Ocean University of China and joined Soft Material Research Laboratory in 2021 as a visiting graduate researcher (VGR) student. His current research interests include intrinsically stretchable and organic optoelectronic materials and devices.
Rongke Xu joined Prof. Pei’s group in 2020 as an undergraduate research assistant. He majors in material engineering, currently working on smart window and its applications.