Zheng Yan, Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering
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 the design and scalable manufacturing of novel functional materials with judiciously engineered micro/nanoscale structures, through synergistic efforts in material synthesis, chemical manipulation, mechanical design, numerical simulations, and deep-learning-based data analysis, for next-generation soft electronics with unprecedented attributes to bring the solutions to the grand challenges faced in our society. His research program currently consists of the following three themes: (i) development and scalable manufacturing of novel soft electronic materials (e.g., graphene, 2D materials, elastomer nanocomposites) with programmed structures and desired features; (ii) design and high-throughput fabrication of next-generation soft electronics, which will not only have on-demand multimodalities but also can blur biotic-abiotic dissimilarities in structures, mechanics and biochemistry; (iii) design and assembly of adaptive 3D multifunctional systems and tissue interfacing platforms.
Ph.D. from Rice University
MS from Tsinghua University
BS from Xi'an Jiao Tong University
Graphene and 2D Materials