University of Pennsylvania, USA
Shu Yang is a Professor in the Departments of Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at University of Pennsylvania. Yang received her B.S. degree from Fudan University, China in 1992, and Ph. D. degree from Chemistry and Chemical Biology while researching in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University in 1999. She worked at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies as a Member of Technical Staff before joining Penn in 2004. Her group is interested in synthesis, fabrication, and assembly of polymers, liquid crystals, and colloids with controlled size, shape, and geometry at surface and interface, and their dynamic tuning; using geometry to create highly flexible, super-conformable, and shape transformable materials and devices. Yang is a Fellow of Division of Soft Matter (DSOFT) from American Physical Society (APS), Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering from American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Chemical Society, and National Academy of Inventors. She was TR100 as one of the world’s top 100 young innovators under age of 35 by MIT's Technology Review.