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Cunjiang Yu

Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics; Biomedical Engineering


  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering

403C Earth and Engineering Sciences Building


Research Website




  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, 2004
  • Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, 2007
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2010


Journal Articles

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • CAB Mid-Career Investigator Award, Chinese Association for Biomaterials, February 2023
  • ASME Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, ASME, November 2022
  • Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal Award, Society of Engineering Science, January 2021
  • NIH Trailblazer Award, National Institutes of Health, 2020
  • SPIE 2020 DCS Rising Researchers, SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics), 2020
  • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, SME, 2019
  • ONR Young Investigator Program Award, Office of Naval Research, 2018
  • MIT Technnology Review Innovators Under 35, MIT Technnology Review, 2017
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2016
  • Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award, American Vacuum Society, 2015
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Studying Abroad, Chinese Government, 2011
  • Doctoral New Investigator, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, 2016
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 3M, 2018
  • Emerging Leader, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2019
  • JMR Early Career Scholars in Materials Science, Journal of Materials Research, 2020


Service to Penn State:

  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Committee Member, ESM DEI Committee, September 2022
  • Academic Leadership and Support Work, Chairperson, BME Qualifying Exam Committee Chair, BME Department, BME Qualifying Exam Committee, January 2022

Service to External Organizations: