Yang officially joined The Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics: https://news.psu.edu/story/661434/2021/06/14/academics/new-engineering-faculty-study-structural-materials-extreme.
Yang was invited to give a talk in the department of mechanical engineering, University of Nevada, Reno.
Yang was invited to give a talk in the Nicol-Hall Seminar at the Queen’s University in Canada.
Yang is one of the co-organizer of the M&M 2020 conference symposium P06: “In situ TEM at the Extremes“.
Yang got the Best Postdoc Talk Award in MRS Fall 2019, Symposium MT05.
Yang has successfully defended his PhD thesis!
Our paper “Liquid-Like, Self-Healing Aluminum Oxide during Deformation at Room Temperature” is selected as “Editor’s Choice” by Science!
A revealing view of oxides,
by Marc S. Lavine, Science, 360 (2018) 45-46.
Yang is one of the four students who gave a signature presentation in the 2018 NSE Research Expo. Read more in the MIT NSE news.
Yang’s SEM image “Winter is coming” won the 1st place in the 8th annual CFN Image Challenge (Scientific category) at Brookhaven National Laborotory! His work is immortalized in the CFN art gallery along the central corridor.
Yang is selected as a member of the Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society. Read more in MIT NSE news: “Nuclear Science and Engineering Annual Awards 2014”.