PEOPLE
 
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Yang group member Room Phone Email
Principal investigator
Shu Yang 203 LRSM 215-898-9645 shuyang@seas.upenn.edu
 
PhD Students
Hye-Na Kim 216 LRSM 215-898-5276 hykim@seas.upenn.edu
Elaine Lee 204 LRSM 215-898-5138 lelaine@seas.upenn.edu
Gaoxiang (Andrew) Wu 204 LRSM 215-898-5138 wugao@seas.upenn.edu
Yu Xia 204 LRSM 215-898-5138 xiayu@seas.upenn.edu
       
 
Master Students    
Bao Cao 216 LRSM 215-898-5276  
Qiyi Chen 216 LRSM 215-898-5276  
Kyudong Noh 216 LRSM 215-898-5276 kyudong.noh@gmail.com
Chenbo Wang 216 LRSM 215-898-5276 chenbow@seas.upenn.edu
Yongwei Zheng 216 LRSM 215-898-5276 yongwei@seas.upenn.edu
Minquan Wang 216 LRSM 215-898-5276 minquan@seas.upenn.edu
 
Postdoc Fellows      
Mohamed Amine Gharbi 364 Towne   magharbi83@gmail.com
Yigil Cho 324 LRSM   yigil.cho@gmail.com
Dengteng Ge 220 LRSM 215-898-5276 dengteng@seas.upenn.edu
Su Yeon Lee 216 LRSM 215-898-5276 suylee@seas.upenn.edu
Francesca Serra 364 Towne   fraserra@sas.upenn.edu
Younghyun Cho 216 LRSM 215-898-5276 younghc@seas.upenn.edu
 
Visiting Scholars      
       
       
       
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Labs: LRSM 212, 214 (215-898-5053), 217, 234 (215-898-6254)

Offices: LRSM 204 (215-898-5138), 216 and 220 (215-898-5276)

 


 

Professor Shu Yang

Shu Yang

Contact Information

 

203 LRSM, 3231 Walnut Street

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tel: 215-898-9645
Fax: 215-573-2128
Email: shuyang@seas.upenn.edu

 

Education

Ph.D., Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, 1999
M.S., Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, 1997
B.S., Materials Science, Fudan University, China, 1992

 

Employment

2013.7-present

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UPenn

2009.7-2013.6

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UPenn

2004.1-2009.6

Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Materials Innovation, Materials Science and Engineering; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UPenn

1999.7-2003.12

Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies

 

Yigil Cho

Chantal Bardre

I graduated from Seoul National University, (B.S.-2005 and Ph.D.-2012), South Korea. After working at Korea Institute of Science and Technology as a post-doc, I've joined this group in May 2013. The most important tool in my research is a computer simulation, so called Finite Element Method. In the field of materials science, I apply this tool to analyze various nano-/micro-structured materials, focusing on the mechanics with related functionalities.

 

 

 

 

Younghyun Cho

Chantal BardreI received my B.S. degree (2006) in Polymer Science and Engineering from Sungkyunkwan university and M.S. (2008) and Ph. D. degree (2012) in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Seoul National University under the supervision of Prof. Kookheon Char.
After working as a postdoctoral researcher in Seoul National University (2012-2013) and Georgia Institute of Technology (2013-2014), I joined the Yang group in February 2014. The main research topics are the preparation of polymeric nanostructures based on the cylindrical nanoporous templates and realizing functional polymer thin films and modulating their surface/interface properties.

 

Dengteng Ge

Chantal Bardre

I received my B. S (2005), M.S. (2007) and Ph.D degree (2011) in Materials Science and Engineering from the Centre for Composite Materials and Structure in Harbin Institute of Technology, China. I joined Prof. Yang’s group in May 2012 to create responsive materials from colloidal assembly and elastic instability, and investigate their hydrophobic and electrical properties.

 

 

 

 

 

Mohamed Amine Gharbi (with K. Stebe and R. Kamien)

Chantal BardreI am a postdoc researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Prof. Shu YANG, Prof. Kathleene STEBE (CBE) and Prof. Randall KAMIEN (Physics).

I received my B.S in Fondamental Physics (2007) and my Master degree (2008) in Physics of Soft Matter from University of Tunis, in Tunisia.
I received my PhD degree from University of Montpellier II, in France, in October 2011 under supervision of Prof. Maurizio Nobili and Dr. Christophe Blanc.
I study experimental topics in soft condensed matter physics, specifically, I am interested in studying liquid crystals/colloids systems.

personal webpage

 

Hye-Na Kim

Chantal BardreI received my B.S. degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2011), and M.S. degree (2012) from Sogang University. I work on controlling structure of soft material and its surface characteristics, which can be a useful tool in the design of well-ordered structures. I am interested in liquid crystal elastomers (patterning into pillars and porous membranes) and patterning topological defects.


 

Elaine Lee

ElaineI received my B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009, where I subsequently worked on morpohological studies of biomineralized exoskeletal systems. I recently joined the group to work on designing and fabricating active soft materials that will interface with human cells in a 4-D setting (spatially and temporally). The insights as to how cells can modify their immediate microenvironment with minimal energy and maximal effect will lead to the biomimetic design and engineering of highly aesthetic, passive materials for creating responsive building skins at the architectural scale.

 

 

Su Yeon Lee

Su YeonI received my BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Yonsei University (2005), and M.S. degree (2007) and Ph.D. (2011) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from KAIST with Prof. Seung-Man Yang. I continued to work as a post-doctoral researcher in KAIST (2011-2012) before joining Yang's group. My major research interests lie in plasmonic nanostructures for biomolecular sensors as well as development of colloidal photonic crystals.

 

 

 

Francesca Serra (with K. Stebe and R. Kamien)

Su YeonI received my B.S. and Master's degree from the University of Parma (Italy) and my Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2010. From 2010 to 2013 I was a post-doc at the University of Milan. My research interests have spanned from photosensitive materials to liquid crystal polymers and elastomers, liquid crystals confined in porous media and topological defects.
I am now working also with Prof. Randall Kamien (Dept. Physics) and Prof. Kathleen Stebe (School of Engineering).

 

 

Gaoxiang Wu

GaoxiangI received B.S. degree in Material Chemsistry program from University of Toronto, 2010. I currently research on soft materials and their directed assembly, instability and folding.

 

 

 

 

Yu Xia

 

Yu XiaI received my B.S. and Master degree from Tsinghua University, China, majoring in Polymer Science. For my PhD research, I mainly focus on design, synthesis and fabrication of polymer microstructures and study cell responses to various geometic patterns and elasticity of the substrates.

 

 

 


Alumni

PhD degree awarded
Name Date Current Position Contact
Jie Li 8/2013 Intel  
Chi-Mon Chen 8/2013 Intel  
Apiradee Honglawan 12/2012    
Xuelian Zhu 5/2011 Principal Engineer, Global Foundries xuelian.zhu@globalfoundries.com
Yongan Xu 11/2009 Advisory Engineer/Scientist-Dev, IBM xuy@us.ibm.com
Dinesh Chandra 8/2009 Scientist, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co  
Marla McConnell 8/2009    
Jamie Ford 3/2009 Staff, UPenn tjford@seas.upenn.edu
Ying Zhang 9/2008 Sr. Research Scientist, Organic and Biochemical Technologies, Corning Inc. zhangy6@corning.com
       
       
Master degree awarded      
Name Date Current Position Contact
John Farrell 5/2011 Associate Product Development Engineer, Acushnet Company  
Chang-Lung (John) Chiang 5/2011 Penn  
Chien-Lin (Johnny) Lai 5/2011 photolithography manufacturing engineer, TDK  
Cheng-Hsin Lu 5/2010 PhD student, Materials Sci & Eng., Drexel Univ. chlu@drexel.edu
Shih-Chieh Cheng 5/2009    
Yung-Ta Sung 5/2009 PhD student, Electr. & Computer Eng, University of Wisconsin, Madison ysung2@wisc.edu
Chia-Tai Lin 12/2008 TSMC R&D, Taiwan  
Feng-Mei Huang 12/2008    
Yu Yang 12/2008    
Miriam Berdichevsky 9/2007    
Jin Seok Seo 8/2007 Kum-Gang Korea Chemical Company sijs30@kccworld.co.kr
Yu-Tun Shen 5/2007    
Chi-Wei Lo 5/2006 Applied Materials  
Kuang-Sheng Hong 5/2005    
       
 
Postdoc Fellows      
Name Date Current Position Contact
Yudi Rahmawan 8/2013 Professor, Surya University, Indonesia  
Raghuraman G. Karunakaran 12/2010 postdoc, Univ. Michigan  
Guan-quan Liang 5/2010 postdoc, National Univ. of Singapore  
Rong Dong 1/2010 Orthobond Corp.  
Krishnacharya 9/2009 Assist. Prof., Dept of Physics, IIT Kanpur, India kcharya@iitk.ac.in
Yue Cui 10/2008 Assist. Prof. Biological Engineering, Utah State Univ. yue.cui@usu.edu
Murat Guvendiren 6/2008 postdoc, Bioengineering, UPENN gmu@seas.upenn.edu
Pei-Chun Lin 7/2007 Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan peichunlin@ntu.edu.tw
Tongxin Wang 3/2007 Assist. Prof., Howard Univ. twang@howard.edu
Jun Hyuk Moon 1/2007 Assist. Prof., Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Sogang University, Korea junhyuk@sogang.ac.kr
Shuhui Qin 4/2006 Sr. Development Chemist, Henkel Adhesives Shuhui.Qin@us.henkel.com
       
Visiting Scientists      
Name Date Current Position Contact
Chantal Badre 8/2009 CNRS/Rhodia Chantal.Badre-contractor@us.rhodia.com
Hanjie Wang 7/2012 Lecturer, Tianjian Univ., China wanghj@tju.edu.cn
Liping Zhu 2/2013 Assoc Prof., Zhejiang Univ. China lpzhu@zju.edu.cn
Lili Yang 2/2014 Assoc. Prof., Harbin Institute of Technology liliyang@hit.edu.cn
Youfa Zhang 2/2014 Assoc. Prof., Southeast Univ of China yfzhang@seu.edu.cn
       
Undergraduate Students (REU)    
Name Stay School from Notable mention
Alex Senko 6/-8/2012 Cornell Univ.  
Yonghoon Choi 6/-8/2011 UNIST (S Korea)  
Justin Deng 6/-8/2010 Cornell Univ.  
Priya Balasubramanian 6/-8/2010 Duke Univ. 'best all-around' presentation in the NBIC/REU program
Kelvin Wong 6/-8/2010 UPenn  
Stephanie Ezeoba 6/-8/2009 Bryn Mawr College  
Tammer Ghaly 6/-8/2009 Johns Hopkins Univ.  
Junhao Zhou 6/-8/2008 Bard College  
Jason Reed 2007, 2008 & 2009 Cornell Univ. E.W. Plummer award for best paper in Physics in LRSM/REU program
Billy Yau 6/-8/2006 Cornell Univ.  
Joshua S. Moskowitz 6/-8/2005 Cornell Univ. E.W. Plummer award for best paper in Engineering in LRSM/REU program
Zachary Samuels 6/-8/2004 Cornell Univ. E.W. Plummer award for best paper in Engineering in LRSM/REU program