- 3/21/2013, Prof. Peter Davies and the dept pulled another surprise party to Prof. Shu Yang for her promotion to full professorship. Congrats! Thanks for all the students and postdocs in the Yang group and the MSE department.
- 2/1/2013, farewell to Prof. Liping Zhu returning to Zhejiang University. Welcome to Prof. Youfa Zhang, a visiting scholar to the Yang group from Southeast University, China.
- 12/14/2012, Apiradee successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congrats!
- Our paper titled as"Understanding pattern transformation mechanisms in different responsive hydrogel
membranes" by Xuelian Zhu, Rong Dong, Gaoxiang Wu and Shu Yang, has been awarded the Arthur K. Doolittle Award for the best paper presented in a PMSE symposium at the 242nd ACS 2011 Fall National Meeting in Denver, CO. This award will be presented at the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA in March 2012. Congratulations to all the coauthors! Doolittle Award, http://pmse.sites.acs.org/dolittleaward.htm
- Kelvin Wong, Issei B. Suzuki and Xiao Qiao's senior design project, "Shape Memory Polymer Micro-Pillars for Super Strong-Dry Adhesion via Mechanical Interlocking" won 2nd place in MSE senior design competition. Congrats!
- SEAS senior design 20111 competition. "Shape Memory Polymer Micro Pillars for Super-Strong Dry Adhesion".
Kick-off Meeting of NSF EFRI/SEED Project
Time: 8:40am-6:30pm, Oct 8, 2010
Location: Upper Gallery of Meyerson Hall, 1st Floor, School of Design, PENN
- 9/1/2010, Yang team received a $2.0 million NSF EFRI/SEED grant on "Energy Minimization via Multi-Scale
Architectures: From Cell Contractility to Sensing Materials to Adaptive Building Skins." She leads an exciting collaboration of material scientists, electrical engineers, biologists, and architects! (see press coverages below)
A preliminary design for an energy-efficient building
- 7/28/2010, Xuelian has successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congrats!
- 7/2010, our own MSE senior, Kelvin Wong joined the group for independent study. Welcome.
- 6/1/2010, we have two REU students, Priya Balasubramanian (Duke) and Justin Deng (Cornell), and high school student, Hunter van Adelsberg from Haverford School jointed us in summer research. Welcome.
- 4/2010, Ying and Edward's work on fabricaton of hierarchical pillar arrays was selected as cover of June issue of Small.
- 10/2009, Murat's paper on swelling PHEMA gradient gels for wrinkled patterns were selected as Frontispieces of Adv. Funct. Mater.
- 8/2009, Ying and Jason's work on Au nanostructures fabricated by pattern transformation and pattern transfer has been selected to the cover of August issue of ACS Nano. Congrats!
- 8/4/2009, Dinesh defended this thesis very smoothly, with confidence and good stories to tell. (Congrats, Dr. Chandra!)
- 7/21/2009, Jun Hyuk and Jin Seok's paper on 3D POSS has been selected to the cover of the July issue of J. Mater. Chem. Congrats!
- 3/31/20009, Prof. Yang was announced the promotion to the tenured Associate Professor during a surprise visit of Dean Glandt (Cheers!)
- 3/31/2009, Jamie will soon start a new postdoc position at NIST.
- 2/2009, Jamie's work on synthesis of nanofruit textures on photopatterned surface (Chem. Mater., 2009, 21(3), 476-483. DOI) was highlighted in Lab on a Chip, 2009, 9 (5), 642 - 643, as an article of particular significance/value to miniaturization research.
- 11/24/2008, Ying starts his new life at Corning (Congrats!)
- 11/11/2008, new group web page is launched. (Many thanks to our webmaster, Felice!)
- 10/31/2008, Yue left for Princeton for a new exciting research in biosensing.
- 10/9/2008, Dr. Guan-quan Liang arrived. He finished Ph.D. in Optics at Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University, Guangzhou, CHINA.
- 8/6/2008, "Crytal clue in army injury". New Scientist and BBC News have reported our latest findings using 3D photonic crystals as blast injury dosimeter, which was presented by Dr. Kacy Cullen at the National Neurotrauma Conference. This work is a collaboration between Yongan Xu in Yang's group and Dr. Kacy Cullen in Dr. Douglas Smith's group at Center for Brian Injury and Repair, Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine at Penn. (Nice work, Yongan and Kacy!)
- 7/2008, "University of Pennsylvania Researchers Demonstrate a Flexible, One-Step Assembly of Nanoscale Structures" (pdf). Our recent work published on Nano Letter, "One-step nanoscale assembly of complex structures via harnessing of an elastic instability”, Nano Lett . 2008 , 8 (4), 1192-1196 (pdf), was featured by several nanotech and semiconductor news outlets, including ScienceDaily.com, Semiconductor International, R&D Magazine, Nanotechwire.com, Chemie.de, Alibaba, DailyTech, analytica-world.com, nanovip.com, nanowrek.com, physorg.com, bio-medicine.org, Nanotechbuzz.com, to name a few. This work was carried out by Ying Zhang, Anna Peter (ETH exchange student), Dr. Pei-Chun Lin in collaboration with Sabetta Matsumoto and Prof. Randall Kamien in Physics Department.
Recent Press Coverage
LRSM Research highlight. Making Waves with Liquid Crystals.
Penn Team Making Waves with Liquid Crystals. (December 20, 2012)
NILT Nano Newsletter. Penn Researchers Use Holographic Lithography To Mimic Color Of Butterfly Wings. (October 19, 2012)
RedOrbit Exclusive Interview: Professor Shu Yang, University of Pennsylvania. (October 18, 2012)
Researchers learn to print butterfly wings. (October 18, 2012)
'Butterfly wing' buildings would never need painting. (October 18, 2012)
Researchers mimic the colour and texture of butterfly wings. (October 17, 2012)
Short Sharp Science: Butterfly-wing wafers to clad iridescent buildings. (October 16, 2012)
Material Could Provide Self-Cleaning, Waterproof Optics.(October 16, 2012)
'Butterfly Wing' Buildings Would Never Need Painting ...(October 16, 2012)
Penn Researchers Create Iridescent, Ultra Water Proof Material. (October 16, 2012)
New way to mimic the color and texture of butterfly. (October 16, 2012)
Penn Faculty Receive Alternative Energy Project Grants (July 16, 2012)
Penn Engineering magazine "Naturally Inspired Materials" (Spring 2011)
Profs collaborate to design futuristic building (The Daily Pennsylvanian, September 16, 2010)
Crytal clue in army injury (BBC news, August 6, 2008)
Color-changing crystal could forecast bomb trauma
(New Scientist, August 7, 2008)
A "Mood Ring" For Brain Trauma (Popsci.com, August 10, 2008)
Two Imaging Elements Create One Multipattern Mask (Photonic Spectra, August 2005)
New Technique to Control Fluids Using Specially Fabricated Silicon 'Nanograss' (Business Wire, March 12, 2004)