Tue, 03/26/2024

Warmest congratulations to Ying Han as she embarks on a new chapter beyond her postdoctoral position in our group, stepping into an exciting role at UC Irvine! Ying has been an invaluable member of our team, notable not just as our first postdoc, but as a truly brilliant and dedicated scientist.

Sat, 03/23/2024

Congratulations to Foster Feni, who got 3rd place in the oral presentation competition in ESM Today 2024!

Mon, 03/4/2024

Congratulations to Yingxin Zhu and Lei Ding, who passed the PhD qualifying exam at ESM!

Fri, 02/16/2024

High and medium-entropy alloys have shown exceptional mechanical performance, yet the role of short-range order (SRO) on these properties has been unclear. In our recent publication, we demonstrate that the reduction of SRO by deformation leads to rejuvenation, explaining their remarkable damage tolerance. Check our paper on Nature Communications, as well as the Penn State News.

Wed, 01/10/2024

How can advanced electron microscopy help scientists demonstrate 3D integration of semiconductors at a massive scale? Check out our recent publication on Nature, as well as the Penn State News.

Mon, 08/21/2023

Welcome Lei Ding, a new member of our group!

Tue, 08/15/2023

Dr. Yang was invited to give a talk at the Forefront Innovation Series webinar organized by Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP).

Thur, 08/10/2023

Dr. Yang was invited to give a plenary talk at the 2023 MOLECULAR FOUNDRY ANNUAL USER MEETING at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Tue, 08/08/2023

Jahangir has been honored as the “Best Intern” at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) this summer! Kudos on the achievement! 🎉🎉🎉 (Image: Dr. Fei Teng, Jahangir’s supervisor at INL, presenting the award to Jahangir.)

Mon, 07/24/2023

We watched the movie “Oppenheimer” together. J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of our academic grandfathers.

Thur, 06/29/2023

Hyeonwoo delivered an engaging presentation to both Prof. Mia Jin’s group and our team at the MRI, where he highlighted the impressive research he’s conducted over the past six months as a visiting student at Penn State. Coupled with a farewell lunch in his honor, it was a bittersweet moment for us all. His presence will be greatly missed.

Mon, 05/29/2023

Congratulations to Yongwen on passing the comprehensive exam!

Thur, 04/27/2023

Congratulations to Jahangir on passing the comprehensive exam!

Sat, 03/18/2023

Zhiyu, Jahangir and Yingxin gave three nice presentations in the ESM today, 2023. Congratulations to Jahangir for winning 1st place in the oral presentation competition.

Wed, 03/01/2023

Congratulations to Zhiyu on passing the qualifying exam!

Wed, 02/22/2023

While corrosion is a ubiquitous failure mode in materials, we report a percolating 1D wormhole corrosion morphology. We have also developed a vacancy mapping method with nm-resolution, identifying its nanostructural origin. Check our paper on Nature Communications, as well as the Penn State News.

Tue, 01/03/2023

Hyeonwoo Kim from Hanyang University joined our group. Welcome!

Thur, 12/22/2022

We celebrated Christmas and New year together. 2022 was a wonderful year.

Wed, 12/14/2022

Congratulations to Yongwen Sun! Her first paper is published on Energy and Environmental Science. Link to the paper: Pre-zeolite framework super-MIEC anodes for high-rate lithium-ion batteries.

Thur, 09/1/2022

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”

Wed, 08/17/2022

Yuxi and Yingxin joined our group. Welcome!

Mon, 08/01/2022

Dr. Yang is one of the co-organizers of the symposium P07 “Correlative Microscopy and High-Throughput Characterization for Accelerated Development of Materials in Extreme Environments,” at the Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) conference 2022.

Fri, 06/17/2022

Congratulations to Zhiyu on the 2022 Joseph C. Conway Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, a recognition of his outstanding service to the EMCH 213 course in Fall 2021.

Tue, 05/03/2022

Congratulations to Foster for passing the qualifying exam in the first year!

Wed, 03/23/2022

Zhiyu Zhang joined our group. Welcome!

Mon, 03/07/2022

A team led by Yang is awarded the IEE seed grant. This seed grant aims to provide new mechanistic understanding in advanced catalysts.

Mon, 02/28/2022

The College of Engineering posted a news article about Yang’s NSF Career Award.

Sat, 02/26/2022

Yongwen got 3rd place in the oral presentation competition in the 2022 ESM today. Congratulations!

Wed, 01/19/2022

Yang received the pretigous NSF Early Career Award.

Mon, 01/17/2022

Jahangir joined our group. Welcome!

Thur, 12/09/2021

Congratulations to the COE Capstone team co-advised by Prof. Yang Yang and Prof. Mia Jin. We wish all students good luck on their future career. CapstoneFA21

Mon, 10/11/2021

Dr. Ying joined our group. Welcome!

Mon, 08/30/2021

Yongwen and Foster joined our group. Welcome!

Tue, 06/01/2021

Yang officially joined The Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics: https://news.psu.edu/story/661434/2021/06/14/academics/new-engineering-faculty-study-structural-materials-extreme.

FRI, 04/16/2021

Yang was invited to give a talk in the department of mechanical engineering, University of Nevada, Reno.

Tue, 12/01/2020

Yang was invited to give a talk in the Nicol-Hall Seminar at the Queen’s University in Canada.

Tue, 08/04/2020

Yang is one of the co-organizer of the M&M 2020 conference symposium P06: “In situ TEM at the Extremes“.

Thur, 12/12/2019

Our recent paper is highlighted in Nature Energy: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-019-0522-z

Thur, 12/05/2019

Yang got the Best Postdoc Talk Award in MRS Fall 2019, Symposium MT05.

Fri, 11/30/2018

Yang has successfully defended his PhD thesis!

Fri, 04/06/2018

Our paper “Liquid-Like, Self-Healing Aluminum Oxide during Deformation at Room Temperature” is selected as “Editor’s Choice” by Science!
A revealing view of oxides, by Marc S. Lavine, Science, 360 (2018) 45-46.

Mon, 04/04/2018

MIT homepage spotlight: “Self-healing metal oxides could protect against corrosion”.
Self-healing coating

Fri, 03/16/2018

Yang is one of the four students who gave a signature presentation in the 2018 NSE Research Expo. Read more in the MIT NSE news.

Mon, 11/06/2017

Yang’s SEM image “Winter is coming” won the 1st place in the 8th annual CFN Image Challenge (Scientific category) at Brookhaven National Laborotory! His work is immortalized in the CFN art gallery along the central corridor.

Mon, 04/27/2017

MIT NSE news: “NSE graduate student Yang Yang wins two awards at 2017 ANS Student Conference”.

WED, 03/02/2016

MIT news: “Carbon nanotubes improve metal’s longevity under radiation”. The metal with carbon nanotubes uniformly dispersed inside “is designed to mitigate radiation damage” for long periods without degrading, Kang Pyo So says. Pictured is an example of how the researchers created aluminum with carbon nanotubes inside.

Wed, 05/14/2014

Yang is selected as a member of the Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society. Read more in MIT NSE news: “Nuclear Science and Engineering Annual Awards 2014”.