Assistant Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Yanhao Yu is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology. He got his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, China, in 2011. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. From 2018 to 2020, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University. He joined SUSTech in January 2021. Dr. Yu's research interests center on multifunctional hybrid materials, advanced packaging materials, and soft electronics. He has published over 40 research papers in prestigious scientific journals such as Nature Energy, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, with a total citation above 2500 times.
1. Soft/hard hybrid materials: developing in-situ hybrid methods, controlling arrangement and interfacial bonding of functional units, uncovering the mechanism of crystal nucleation and growth during hybridization, establishing new multifunctional hybrid systems.
2. Advanced packaging: developing new soft packaging materials, revealing mass transfer mechanism, protecting soft perovskite and organic semiconductors, improving working stabilities of soft electronics.
3. Fine control over interfacial transport property: directing interfacial bondings by the selective assembly of molecules, revealing the assembly mechanism, finely controlling interfacial mass, and charge transport.