Dr. E. H. Yang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. He received his B.S, M.S and Ph.D degrees from Ajou University, Korea. After his postdoctoral training at University of Tokyo, Japan (Fujita Lab, from 1996 to 1998), Dr. Yang joined NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL, Research at JPL), where he became a Senior Member of the Engineering Staff. At JPL, he has been the recipient of a number of awards, including NASA ICB Space Act Awards, Bonus (Level B and C) Awards and Class 1 NASA Tech Brief Awards. In recognition of his excellence in advancing the use of MEMS-based actuators for NASA's space applications, he received the prestigious Lew Allen Award for Excellence at JPL in 2003.
Since joining Stevens in August 2006, he has established novel research programs focused on investigating tunable wetting properties of conjugated polymers for microfluidics and 1D/2D atomic layers for sensing and energy applications. His scholarly leadership has been recognized by peers. Examples of these efforts include being appointed as an Associate Editor of several journals including IEEE Sensors Journal and Nanosci. Nanotech. Lett., and being elected as Division Chair of ASME MEMS Division (2013-2014).
As Principal Investigator he has been responsible for obtaining extremely competitive research funding from several federal agencies including NSF, AFOSR, US Army, NRO, NASA and DARPA (including 6 NSF and 3 AFOSR grants, and 5 NASA and 3 NRO contracts) with the total amount exceeding $7M. Dr. Yang holds over 15 patents issued or pending. Dr. Yang is the director of Micro Device Laboratory, a Stevens multi-user facility.