Xiaoyu (Rayne) Zheng

Prof. Xiaoyu (Rayne) Zheng 's group at the University of California, Los Angeles, draws principles from mechanics, optics and material science to develop the next generation of additive manufacturing (3D printing) processes, material design and synthesis approaches to create multi-functional materials and all-in-one devices with controlled topologies, compositions and multi-scale features. We actively transfer these materials to a wide array of applications for electronics, structures, robotics, energy storage and transduction, to biology and health care.  Our work on scalable additive manufacturing approaches for ultralight, ultrastrong and resilient materials was featured on MIT Technology Review Top 10 Innovations, R&D 100 Magazine, the Cover on Science Magazine and Nature Materials. 


  • Freeform Fabrication and Additive Manufacturing Excellence Award

  • DARPA Young Faculty Award,

  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 

  • Air Force Young Investigator Award,

  • 3M Faculty Award,

  • Young Scientist Award of Microsystems and Nanotechnology,

  • ICTAS Junior Faculty Award,

  • JMR Paper of the Year Award,

  • Outstanding Assistant Professor Award 

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