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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


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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
  • ASME Fellow, ASME, October 2023
  • ASME Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, ASME, June 2023
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE, January 2024


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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree programs in biomedical engineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614