Shu Yang
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Department: 
SEAS/Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Polymers
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Fabrication
  • Surface Interface
  • Optical Materials

Research Overview:
Shu is interested in developing new methodologies for the controlled synthesis, fabrication and characterization of materials with specific and unique structures and functionalities inspired by biology. Special interests include preparation of functional (co)polymers and investigation of their self-assembled nanostructures; understanding the self-organization process at surfaces and interfaces; development of novel responsive materials and non-conventional approaches for nano- and micropatterning of complex 2-D and 3-D structures; controlling wetting, adhesion and biofouling on polymer thin films.

Shu Yang's Recent Publications

Education:
PhD Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1999 - Cornell University
MS Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1997 - Cornell University
BS Materials Science 1992 - Fudan University in China

Honors and Awards:  NSF CAREER Award - 2006, World's 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review - 2004, Unilever Award in Polymer Science and Engineering from American Chemical Society - 2001, ICI Award in Applied Polymer Science from American Chemical Society – 1999