Principal Investigator

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Dr.Chen Yang
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of Chemistry
Division of Material and Science Engineering
Associate Chair for Master Program
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Boston University

Positions

  • Associate Chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University, 2020-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University, 2017-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University, 2013-2017
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University, 2007-2013
  • Associate, McKinsey & Co, 2006-2007

Education Background

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2006, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • M.Phil. in Chemistry, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  • B.S. in Chemical Physics 1999, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

Honors

  • Purdue University Outstanding Ph.D Advisor Award, 2014
  • CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, 2009
  • Seeds of Success Award from Purdue University, 2008

Prof. Yang graduated from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China, with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Physics in 1999. She obtained a Master of Philosophy in 2000 by studying theoretical chemistry with Professor. Yijin Yan at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Then, she obtained her doctoral degree in Chemistry at Harvard University in 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Charles M. Lieber. Prof. Yang then worked as an associate in McKinsey & Co, a business consulting company, from June 2006 to July 2007. Prof. Yang joined Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics as an Assistant Professor at Purdue University in August, 2007 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. She is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Chemistry at Boston University.

Prof. Yang’s research interest is focusing on nano materials for their potential applications in nanoscale devices and biological applications. Her previous research has been published in high profile journals, including Science and Nature and been featured by many public press releases, including Chemical and Engineering News, Harvard Gazette magazine. She has won NSF Career Award and Purdue Seed of Success. Prof. Yang is Associate Chair for Master Program in Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Boston University. She is also directing a research experience for undergraduate (REU) program partnering between Boston University and Zhejiang University. 

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