Zheng Yan

Zheng Yan

Zheng Yan, Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering

Portrait Zheng Yan


Dr. Zheng Yan is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri. He was previously a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Xi’an Jiao Tong University, followed by a master’s degree from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. degree from Rice University.

Dr. Yan’s research interests center on creating new soft functional materials, exploring novel 2D/3D device designs, and developing scalable fabrication approaches for next-generation bioinspired/biointegrated electronics to bring solutions to the grand challenges faced in human society. At present, his research mainly consists of three themes: (i) synthesis and characterizations of multifunctional soft electronic materials with unprecedented properties; (ii) development of next-generation bioelectronic devices with customized multimodalities and chronical biocompatibility, which can simultaneously record multiple desired signals, provide closed-loop adaptive treatment, and blur the biotic-abiotic dissimilarities in structures, mechanics and biochemistry; (iii) exploring cost-effective, scalable manufacturing of bioelectronics to facilitate their disposable (i.e., one-time use) and practical applications.


Ph.D. from Rice University
MS from Tsinghua University
BS from Xi'an Jiao Tong University

Technical Focus

Soft Materials, Nanomaterials, and Bioinspired Materials
Bioinspired/Biointegrated Electronics
Human Healthcare and Human-Machine Interface
Advanced Manufacturing

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