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 39 research papers in prestigious scientific journals such as Nature Energy, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, with a total citation above 3000 times. And he has won Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad and Thin Film Division Graduate Student Award, American Vacuum Society.
1. Flexible packaging 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. Soft-hard hybrid materials: developing new ceramic-polymer hybrid materials, explore in-situ composite methods, fine-tune interfacial bonding, reveal related crystal nucleation and growth mechanisms, and obtain a highly integrated hybrid material system.
3. Organic-inorganic composite film materials: using atomic layer/molecular layer deposition systems to develop new organic-inorganic composite film materials, finely control interfaces and defects, and achieve customized designs for various properties such as molecular barrier and dielectric.