Dr. Yang Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Departemtn of Mechanical at San Diego State University. His research focuses on the machine, materials, and structures development for bioinspired 3D printing. He received his B.S. in Physics from Wuhan University in 2009. He completed the joint Ph.D. at Wuhan University and University of California, Los Angeles in Physics and Bioengineering in 2015. From 2016 to 2019, He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at University of Southern California. He has authored over 36 peer-reviewed publications and he is the reviewer of several journals such as 'Nature Communications', ‘Advanced Materials’, ‘Nano Letters’, 'Nano Energy' etc.
PI: Dr. Yang Yang
Graduate Students: Brandon Bethers, Jason Fidler
Undergraduate Students: Hailey Valladao, Brian Tran, Matt Meram, Tareq Rahhal
02/2021: Dr. Yang's co-authored paper (collaborated with USC) entitled 'Photoacoustic and Piezo-Ultrasound Hybrid-Induced Energy Transfer for 3D Twining Wireless Multifunctional Implants'was published on 'Energy & Environmental Science'.
01/2021 Dr. Yang's co-authored paper (collaborated with ASU and USC) entitled "Limpet Tooth‐Inspired Painless Microneedles Fabricated by Magnetic Field‐Assisted 3D Printing (Adv. Funct. Mater. 5/2021)"was featured as the 'Inside Back Cover' on 'Advanced Functional Materials':
11/2020 Dr. Yang joined the editorial board in the journal 'Micromachines':
10/2020 Dr. Yang was an Invited Speaker for the IEEE UV 2020 Conference:
09/2020: Dr. Yang is an Organizer for the ASME MSEC 2021 Vitural conference:
08/2020 Dr. Yang is the Guest Editor for the special topic in 'Frontiers in Materials' 'New Piezoelectric Materials and Devices: Fabrication, Structures, and Applications' :
05/2020 Dr. Yang received SURP Award from SDSU.
05/2020 Dr. Yang's paper on stretchable thermoelectric device was published on 'Nano Letters': https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01225
03/2020 Dr. Yang Received the GREW from SDSU
02/2020 Dr. Yang's paper was highlighted on Advanced Science News website: https://www.advancedsciencenews.com/a-biomimetic-water-collection-structure-derived-from-cacti/
02/2020 Dr. Yang's paper published on 'Advanced Materials Interfaces' and featured as 'Front Cover', https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/admi.201901752
02/2020 Dr. Yang's paper published on 'Nano Energy',
11/2019 Dr. Yang received 'Travel Award' for the NFL Helmet Challenge
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3D printing cactus inspired structure
Water Collection: 3D‐Printed Cactus‐Inspired Spine Structures for Highly Efficient Water Collection (Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2/2020)
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Sensors: Silver‐Nanoparticle‐Modified Polyimide for Multiple Artificial Skin‐Sensing Applications (Adv. Mater. Technol. 10/2019)
Bioimplantable piezoelectric based energy harvester
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