Dr. E. H. Yang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D degree 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) as a Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, where he later became a Senior Member of the Engineering Staff (Research at JPL). At JPL, he received a number of awards, including NASA ICB Space Act Awards, Bonus (Level B and C) Awards and Class 1 NASA Tech Brief Awards. In particular, he received the prestigious Lew Allen Award for Excellence at JPL in 2003, in recognition of his excellence in advancing the use of MEMS-based actuators for NASA's space applications.
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. As Principal Investigator he has been responsible for obtaining 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.