The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) Professor Rui Yang obtained the Young Scientist Award during the Microsystems & Nanoengineering Summit 2019 (MINE 2019) held in Shanghai on July 10, 2019.

The MINE 2019 symposium is an international forum for scientists and researchers in the area of micro- and nano- devices and systems from universities and research institutions worldwide to present their latest research results.  Professor Yang was invited to the summit to present a talk about his research, entitled “Nanoscale Devices and Systems based on 2D Semiconductors for Energy-Efficient Sensing and Computing.”
MINE 2019 gathers outstanding researchers to discuss the state-of-the-art and the future of micro- and nano-sensing technology.  It is not only a venue for in-depth scientific exchange, but also an opportunity to find potential international collaborations.  The Young Scientist Forum is an important part of the symposium, and the candidates for the Young Scientist Award must be under 40 years old.  Young professors from China, USA (e.g., UCLA), UK (e.g., University College London), etc. presented their research, and the winners of the Young Scientist Award were selected by the award committee which consisted of well-known international researchers.  Prof. Yang presented his research results in 2D NEMS resonators for sensing and signal processing, strain tuning of 2D materials and devices, and the integration of 2D transistors and resistive random-access memories (RRAMs) for parallel search.  The value of the work has been well recognized by other researchers in the symposium.

Background Information

2288896b0fabe277845ccfc866ee8a5Rui Yang is a tenure-track Assistant Professor and Ph.D. advisor at the UM-SJTU Joint Institute (JI).  He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Tianjin University in 2011, and a Ph.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2016.  From 2016 to 2018, he worked at Stanford University as a postdoctoral scholar.  Professor Rui Yang joined JI in August 2018.  His research group mainly focuses on RRAMs, NEMS, and 2D devices.  He also serves as the Associate Editor of journal Micro & Nano Letters, and the Reviews Editor of journal Nanotechnology.  In 2019, he was awarded sponsorship from the Shanghai Youth Science and Technology Talent Sailing Program by the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, and obtained the Young Scientist Award in MINE 2019.  His research has been published in journals and international conferences including Nature Electronics, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Nanoscale, and IEDM, etc., with Prof. Yang as the first author or corresponding author.