Principle Investigator (PI)

Prof. Yang Yang

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics & Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Phone: +1-814-865-5070
Office: N243, Millennium Science Complex
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Short Bio: Dr. Yang joined The Pennsylvania State University (University Park Campus) in June 2021 as an assistant professor. Dr. Yang conducted postdoctoral research at National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory between Jan 2019 - May 2021. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT in 2019. During his Ph.D. study, he was a visiting student at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory for more than two years to conduct in-situ environmental transmission electron microscopy studies. He received a B.Eng. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2012.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Ying Han

Ph.D., City University of Hong Kong

Research projects:
In-situ TEM, Nano-mechancis

Office: Millennium Science Complex

Graduate Student

Foster Korsi Feni

M.Sc.Eng., Southern University and A&M College

Co-advised by Prof. Reginald Hamilton

Research projects:
Shape memory alloy

Office: Millennium Science Complex

Lei Ding

M.Sc.Eng., Xi'an Jiaotong University

Research projects:

Office: Millennium Science Complex

M. Jahangir Khan Lodhi

M.Sc.Eng., Central Michigan University

Co-advised by Prof. Elzbieta Sikora

Research projects:
Corrosion, Additive Manufacturing

Office: Millennium Science Complex

Yongwen Sun

B.Eng., University of Science and Technology of China

Research projects:

Office: Millennium Science Complex

Zhiyu Zhang

B.Eng. & M.Sc.Eng., The Pennsylvania State University

Research projects:
Nano-mechanics, Modeling of ion irradiation

Office: Millennium Science Complex

Yingxin Zhu

B.Eng., City University of Hong Kong

Research projects:
Elastic Strain Engineering

Office: Millennium Science Complex

Visiting scholar

Hyeonwoo Kim

Visiting Ph.D. student from Hanyang University, South Korea

Co-advised by Prof. Yang Yang, Prof. Mia Jin and Prof. Sangtae Kim

Research projects:
Modeling of irradiation damage in metals and alloys

Office: Hallowell Bldg

Undergraduate Student

Justin Darren Rech

Engineering Science and Mechanics,
The Pennsylvania State University

Research projects:

Office: TBD


Capston Project Team Fall 2021

Team members:
Madeline Cannon (MatSE), Weipeng Hu (CMPSC), Joshua Haines (CMPSC), Jack Jenny (ME), Arpit Singla (CMPSC), Shuhao Xu (CMPSC), and Qifan Yang (CMPSC)

Co-advised by Prof. Mia Jin

Machine-learning enabled classification of material defects in transmission electron microscopy images