TMI Seminar Series: Shu Yang, Ph.D.

Dr. Shu Yang is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Before joining the University of Pennsylvania, she previously worked as a Technical Staff Member for Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies.

She received her B.S. in Materials Science in 1992 from Fudan University in China. After, she went on to complete both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Cornell University in 1997 and 1999.

Yang is interested in developing new methodologies for the controlled synthesis, fabrication and characterization of materials with specific and unique structures and functionalities inspired by biology. Special interests include preparation of functional (co)polymers and investigation of their self-assembled nanostructures; understanding the self-organization process at surfaces and interfaces; development of novel responsive materials and non-conventional approaches for nano- and micropatterning of complex 2-D and 3-D structures; controlling wetting, adhesion and biofouling on polymer thin films.

To read more about Dr. Yang’s research, visit her faculty page here.