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Qi Ge

Associate professor

Research Direction:
4D printing, functional 3D printing, mechanics of soft materials, soft robotics.
Qi Ge
Dr. GE Qi is a tenured Associate Professor at Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering. Dr. Ge received his Bacholar Degree on Engneering Mechancis from Tongji University in 2006, Master Degree on Solid Mechanics from Zhejiang University in 2008, and Ph.D. on Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder, USA in 2012. Dr. Ge was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2013 to 2014, and Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) from 2016 to 2019. During the time at SUTD, Dr. Ge led and participated in more than 10 research projects, and was directly awarded more 3.5 million Singapore dollar (about 18 million RMB) research funds. Dr. Ge’s research interests mainly include 4D printing, functional 3D printing, mechanics of soft materials, soft robotics, flexible electronics and many others. Dr. Ge has published more than 40 research articles in journals such as Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, PRL, JMPS. His Google Scholar Citation is over 2600, and H-index is 20. Dr. Ge is also the member of review board of a few journals such as Polymers and Micromachanies, and he has been serving a long time reviewer for prestigious journal such as Nature, Nature Communication, Science Advances, Nano Letter, JMPS.
2009.08-2012.12 University of Colorado at Boulder Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.
2006.09-2008.06 Zhejiang University Solid Mechanics M.Sc.
2002.09-2006.06 Tongji University Engineering Mechanics B.Sc.
2019.06-now Southern University of Science and Technology Associate Professor
2016.04-2019.06 Singapore University of Technology and Design Assistant Professor
2014.09-2016.03 Singapore University of Technology and Design Postdoctor
2013.09-2014.08 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctor
2013.02-2013.08 University of Colorado at Boulder Postdoctor
Selected Publications:
1.Luo C.+, Zhang B.+, Zhang W., Yuan C., Dunn M.L., Ge Q.*, Yu K.*, “Chemomechanics    of dual-stage reprocessable thermosets”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (Impact Factor: 4.255), 126, 168-186.
2.Zhang B.+, Wang Zhang W.+, Zhang Z., Zhang Y., Hingorani H., Liu Z., Liu J., Ge Q.*, “Self-healing Four-Dimensional Printing with Ultraviolet Curable Double Network Shape Memory Polymer System”, ACS applied materials & interfaces (Impact Factor: 8.097), 2019, 11, 10328−10336.
3.Zhang B.+, Yuan C.+, Zhang W., Dunn M.L., Qi H.J., Liu Z., Yu K.*, Ge Q.*, “Recycling of vitrimer blends with tunable thermomechanical properties”, RSC Advances (Impact Factor: 2.936), 2019, 10, 5431-5437.
4.Zhang Y.F.+, Zhang N.+, Hingorani H., Ding N., Wang D., Yuan C., Zhang B., Gu G.*, Ge Q.*, “Fast-Response, Stiffness-Tunable Soft Actuator by Hybrid Multimaterial 3D Printing”, Advanced Functional Materials (Frontispieces Image) (Impact Factor: 13.325), 2019, 1806698.
5.Kowsari K., Akbari S., Wang D., Fang N.X., Ge Q.*, “High-Efficiency, High-Resolution Multimaterial Fabrication for Digital Light Processing Based Three-Dimensional Printing”, 3D Printing + Additive Manufacturing (Outside Front Cover) (Impact Factor: 2.304), 2018 5, 3, 185-193.
6.Zhang B., Kowsari K., Serjouei A., Dunn M.L.*, Ge Q.*, “Reprocessable Thermosets for Sustainable Three-dimensional Printing”, Nature Communications (Impact Factor: 12.353), 2018, 9, 1831. 
7.Wang D., Li L., Serjouei A., Dong L., Weeger O., Gu G.*, Ge Q.*, “Controllable helical deformations on printed anisotropic composite soft actuators”, Applied Physics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.495), 2018, 112, 181905.
8.Saeed Akbari S., Sakhaei A.H., Kowsari K., Yang B., Serjouei A., Zhang Y.F., Ge Q.*, “Enhanced Multimaterial 4D Printing with Active Hinges”, Smart Materials and Structures (Impact Factor: 2.963), 2018, 27, 065027.
9.Zhang B.+, Li S.+, Hingorani H.+, Serjouei A., Larush L., Pawar A.A., Goh W.H., Sakhaei A.H., Hashimoto M., Kowsari K., Magdassi S.*, and Ge Q.*, “Highly Stretchable Hydrogels for UV Curing Based High-Resolution Multimaterial 3D Printing”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B (Outside Front Cover) (Impact Factor: 4.776), 2018, 6, 3246-3253.
10.Patel D.K., Sakhaei A. H., Layani M., Zhang B., Ge Q.*, and Magdassi S.*, “Highly Stretchable and UV Curable Elastomers for Digital Light Processing Based 3D Printing”, Advanced Materials (Impact Factor: 21.950), 2017, 1606000.
11.Ge Q.*, Serjouei A., Qi H.J.*, and Dunn M.L.*, “Thermomechanics of Printed Anisotropic Shape Memory Elastomeric Composites”, International Journal of Solids and Structures (Impact Factor: 2.760), 102–103, 2016 186–199.
12.Wang Q.*, Jackson J.A., Ge Q., Hopkins J.B., Spadaccini C.M., and Fang N.X.*, “Lightweight Mechanical Metamaterials with Tunable Negative Thermal Expansion”, Physical Review Letters (Impact Factor: 8.462), 2016, 117, 175901.
13.Ge Q.*, Sakhaei A., Lee H., Dunn C.K., Fang N.X.*, Dunn M.L.*, “Multimaterial 4D Printing with Tailorable Shape Memory Polymers”, Scientific Reports (Impact Factor: 4.259), 2016, 6:31110.
14.Yu K., Ge Q., Qi H.J.*, “Effects of stretch induced softening to the free recovery behavior of shape memory polymer composites”, Polymer (Impact Factor: 3.636), 2014, 23, 5938-5947.
15.Zheng X., Lee H., Weisgraber T.H., Shusteff M., Deotte J.R., Duoss E., Kuntz J.D, Biener M.M., Kucheyev S.O., Ge Q., Jackson J., Fang N.X.*, Spadaccini C.M.*, “Ultra-light, Ultra-stiff Mechanical Metamaterials”, Science (Impact Factor: 37.205), 2014, 20, 1373-1377..
16.Ge Q.*, Dunn C.K., Qi H.J.*, and Dunn M.L.*, “Active Origami by 4D Printing”, Smart Materials and Structures (Impact Factor: 2.963), 2014, 23, 094007-15. Highlights of 2014. Most Cited Articles of 2014.
17.Ge Q., Luo X., Iversen C.B., Mather P.T., Dunn M.L., and Qi H.J.*, “A Finite Deformation Thermomechanical Constitutive Model for Triple Shape Polymeric Composites Based on Dual Thermal Transitions”, International Journal of Solid and Structures (Impact Factor: 2.760), 2014, 51, 2777-2790.
18.Yu K., Ge Q., and Qi H.J., “Reduced Time as a Unified Parameter Determining Fixity and Free Recovery of Shape Memory Polymers”, Nature Communication (Impact Factor: 12.353), 2014, 5, 3066.
19.Ge Q., Qi H.J.*, and Dunn M.L.*, “Active Materials by Four-Dimension Printing”, Applied Physics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.495), 2013, 103: 131901.
20.Ge Q., Luo X., Rodriguez E.D., Zhang X., Mather P.T., Dunn M.L*., Qi H.J.*, “Thermo-mechanical Behaviors of Shape Memory Elastomer Composites”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (Impact Factor: 4.255), 2012, 60(1): 67-83.