Dr. E.H. Yang, a Stevens Institute of Technology professor of mechanical engineering, has accepted a position as an editorial board member for Scientific Reports, a journal from Nature Publishing Group, the publishers of Nature.
Editorial board members are principally responsible for assessing whether manuscripts should be sent for peer review and for managing the peer review of manuscripts and final editorial decisions. Dr. Yang will also be expected to serve as an advocate for Scientific Reports.
Scientific Reports was launched in 2011 as a multidisciplinary, online-only, open-access publication covering all areas of the natural sciences. It brings 140 years of experience in the communication and publication of scientific research to the technical community. Scientific Reports uses the tools, technology and experience of academic experts such as Dr. Yang to provide authors with improved service, visibility and functionality.
Dr. Yang has extensive experience in developing micro- and nano-fabrication technologies, MEMS devices and nanomaterials. Prior to joining Stevens, he was a senior member of the engineering staff at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the NASA ICB Space Act Awards, Bonus (Level B and C) Awards and a number of Class 1 NASA Tech Brief Awards. In recognition of his excellence in advancing the use of MEMS-based actuators for NASA's space applications, he received the prestigious Lew Allen Award for Excellence at JPL in 2003.
His research is aimed at translating discoveries in material growth and nanofabrication into practical applications. Specifically, his research group currently explores CVD growth of large-grain single crystalline and large-scale polycrystalline monolayers of MoS2, MoSe2, WSe2 and WS2 along with other 2D materials, enabling the fabrication of epitaxially grown 2D heterostructures. Currently, Dr. Yang is collaborating with multiple research groups in the US and around the world on TMD materials. Dr. Yang also explores smart surfaces for droplet manipulation. His work on droplet manipulation was recently featured as a cover article* in Soft Matter, a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering the fundamental science underpinning the behavior of soft matter.
*(W. Xu, J. Xu, X. Li, Y. Tian, C.-H. Choi and E. H. Yang, “Lateral Actuation of an Organic Droplet on PPy(DBS) Electrodes via Imbalanced Interfacial Tensions,” Soft Matters, 12, 6902 - 6909 (2016)