Golden Speaker Series: Xuanhe Zhao

Friday, February 02, 2024 at 10:15am to 11:45am

Building E15, E15-070 Bartos Theater/Lower Atrium
20 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

This IAP, explore insights from Golden Speaker Xuanhe Zhao – an MIT Professor pioneering advancements in mechanics, materials, and biotech.

Sponsored by MIT's Technology Licensing Office, the Golden Speaker Series features distinguished members of the MIT community who have been asked to share their academic, research, and tech transfer journeys.

This series is a part of MIT's 2024 Independent Activities Period (IAP), a flexible four-week period in January that allows faculty and students to engage in independent study and research, free from the constraints of regular classes.

About the Speaker:

Xuanhe Zhao is a professor of mechanical engineering and civil and environmental engineering (by courtesy) at MIT. The mission of Zhao Lab at MIT is to advance science and technology 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 is the study and development of soft materials and systems. 

Bioadhesive ultrasound based on Zhao Lab's work published in Science was selected among 2022 TIME Magine Best Inventions; SanaHeal Inc based on Zhao Lab’s work published in Nature won 2023 Nature Spinoff Prize. Over ten patents from Zhao Lab have been licensed by companies and contributed to FDA-approved and widely-used medical devices.

About the TLO:

Our mission is to move innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public and to amplify MIT's global impact. We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence, and bridge connections from MIT's research community to industry and startups, by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.

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