The research of our group focuses on new materials and phenomena emerging at the interface between mechanics and materials chemistry. Our study integrates experiment and theory. The main areas include: (1) mechanics of soft materials, (2) mechanics of bio-inspired materials and structures (3) and mechanics of biomaterials. Fundamental concepts include chemomechanics, poroelasticity, viscoelasticity, fracture, diffusion, large deformation, contact mechanics, adhesion, and mechanical instability.