Tue, 06/01/2021

Yang officially joined The Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics:

FRI, 04/16/2021

Yang was invited to give a talk in the department of mechanical engineering, University of Nevada, Reno.

Tue, 12/01/2020

Yang was invited to give a talk in the Nicol-Hall Seminar at the Queen’s University in Canada.

Tue, 08/04/2020

Yang is one of the co-organizer of the M&M 2020 conference symposium P06: “In situ TEM at the Extremes“. 

Thur, 12/12/2019

Our recent paper is highlighted in Nature Energy:


Thur, 12/05/2019

Yang got the Best Postdoc Talk Award in MRS Fall 2019, Symposium MT05.


Fri, 11/30/2018

Yang has successfully defended his PhD thesis!


Fri, 04/06/2018

Our paper “Liquid-Like, Self-Healing Aluminum Oxide during Deformation at Room Temperature” is selected as “Editor’s Choice” by Science!
Cover image expansion
A revealing view of oxides,
by Marc S. Lavine, Science360 (2018) 45-46.


Mon, 04/04/2018

MIT homepage spotlight: “Self-healing metal oxides could protect against corrosion”.
Self-healing coating


Fri, 03/16/2018

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.


Mon, 11/06/2017

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.


Mon, 04/27/2017

MIT NSE news: “NSE graduate student Yang Yang wins two awards at 2017 ANS Student Conference”.


WED, 03/02/2016

MIT news: “Carbon nanotubes improve metal’s longevity under radiation”.

The metal with carbon nanotubes uniformly dispersed inside “is designed to mitigate radiation damage” for long periods without degrading, Kang Pyo So says. Pictured is an example of how the researchers created aluminum with carbon nanotubes inside.

Wed, 05/14/2014

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”.