Cunjiang Yu, Ph.D

    Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Associate Professor
    Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (50%)
    Department of Biomedical Engineering (50%)
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering (0%; Affiliate Appointment)
    Materials Research Institute
    Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA 16802

    OFFICE: 403C Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
    PHONE: 814-865-7828


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (Nov. 2010 – Oct. 2013)
    Post-doc, Materials Science and Engineering
    Advisor: Prof. John A. Rogers (now at Northwestern U.)

  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Aug. 2007 – Nov. 2010)
    Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
    Advisor: Prof. Hanqing Jiang

  • Southeast University, Nanjing, China (Sept. 2004 – Jun. 2007)
    M.S., Electrical Engineering (Major: Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics)

  • Southeast University, Nanjing, China (Sept. 2000 – Jul. 2004)
    B.S., Mechanical Engineering

  • Selected Awards & Honors

  • ASME Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2023
  • CAB Mid-Career Investigator Award, 2023
  • ASME Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, 2023
  • IAAM Fellow, 2022
  • Society of Engineering Science (SES) Young Investigator Medal Award, 2021
  • NIH (NIBIB) Trailblazer Award, 2020
  • SPIE DCS Rising Researcher, 2020
  • Early Career Scholar in Materials Science, Journal of Materials Science, 2019
  • Emerging Leader of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2019
  • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2019
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 2018
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, 2018
  • Awardee of MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 China (TR35 China) 2017
  • Doctoral New Investigator, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, 2016
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2016.
  • Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award, American Vacuum Society, 2015.
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Studying Abroad, 2011.

  • Editorial Service

  • Editor, Soft Science
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
  • Young Star Editor, Nano Research
  • Editorial Board Member: Scientific Reports; Journal of Semiconductors; Journal of Composites Science
  • Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
  • Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Materials