|EH Yang Group |
Dr. E. H. Yang is a tenured Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, and Director of the multi-user Micro Device Laboratory (MDL) at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is currently an Associate Editor and a Member of the Editorial Board of several journals, including the IEEE Sensors Journal.
He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ajou University, Korea. In 1996, he received a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to join Fujita Lab at the University of Tokyo, Japan. After briefly visiting the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in 1998, he joined NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). At JPL, as a Senior Member of Engineering Staff, Dr. Yang initiated and led the development of the Piezoelectric MEMS Deformable Mirrors and Microvalves. Further, he served as a Research Advisor for National Research Council (NRC) in the area of piezoelectric microactuators for active-mirror technologies. He received a number of awards, including NASA ICB Space Act Awards, Bonus (Level B and C) Awards and Class 1 NASA Tech Brief Awards. In recognition of his excellence in advancing the use of MEMS-based actuators for space applications, he received the prestigious Lew Allen Award for Excellence at JPL in 2003. Since joining Stevens as an Associate Professor in 2006, he has established two distinct, yet technically intersecting research programs focused on fundamentals and applications of graphene, carbon nanotubes, and smart polymers. Dr. Yang is currently the PI of a number of research, education and equipment grants from NSF (including NUE, MRI), AFOSR, DURIP, US Army and NASA. He is a Member of Executive Committee in the ASME MEMS Division, and Chair/Co-Chair of Micro and Nano Systems Track of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). He chaired the organizing committee of the Metro Area MEMS/NEMS Workshop in 2007 and 2010.
Recent News on Federal Grants (2010~Present)
· AFOSR Grant to Support Graphene Microribbon Research (2012)
· NSF Grant to Support Smart Polymer-based Microfluidics Research (2012)
· NSF NUE to Support Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (2011)
· NSF Grant to Support Graphene Nanoribbon Research (2011)
· AFOSR DURIP to Support SPM-based Nanoscale Imaging (2011)
· NSF MRI to Support Nanoimprint Lithography (2010)
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