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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:




The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523