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 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

Technical Focus

Soft Electronics
Advanced Manufacturing
Graphene and 2D Materials

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