Cunjiang Yu, Ph.D

    Founder Professor
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    Department of Mechanical Science and Engienering
    Department of Bioengineering
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
    Materials Research Laboratory
    Nick Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    LAB LOCATION: MRL, Beckman Institute


  • 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

  • IEEE Nanotechnology Conucil Distinguished Lecturer, 2024
  • ASME Fellow, 2023
  • 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, Bioactive Materials
  • 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