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Prof. YANG Jinglei Named a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

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Prof. Yang Jinglei’s research interfaces cross-disciplinary areas ranging from chemistry, materials engineering, manufacturing to mechanics.
Prof. Yang Jinglei’s research interfaces cross-disciplinary areas ranging from chemistry, materials engineering, manufacturing to mechanics. [Download Photo]
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Prof. YANG Jinglei, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Conferred to individuals who have made major contributions to chemistry, the honor recognizes Prof. Yang’s accomplishments in materials chemistry, surface/interface science, and composite engineering.

Prof. Yang’s research aims at tackling engineering problems via materials innovation, which interfaces cross-disciplinary areas ranging from chemistry, materials engineering, manufacturing to mechanics. His current interests lie in using data-driven materials genome approach to design and manufacture bioinspired multifunctional composites and structures to address the challenging issues in aerospace, building, and transportation sectors. He has extensive fundamental and applied research experiences in the areas and has completed or has been leading more than 30 projects supported by the government and industrial partners since 2009 in microencapsulation, self-healing materials, self-cleaning nanocoatings, energy-efficient materials, and multifunctional composites, and smart manufacturing, etc.

Prof. Yang obtained his PhD degree from the Institute for Composite Materials at Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany in 2006. He then joined the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a postdoc research associate and later Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an assistant professor. He received the Wilfried Ensinger Award supported by the Scientific Alliance of the University Professors of Polymer Technology (WAK) Germany (2008), Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Inspirational Teaching Award from NTU (2013), and Distinguished Young Investigator of China Frontiers of Engineering Award from Chinese Academy of Engineering (2019). He was included in the top 1% list of global materials scientists assessed by standardized citation metrics (2020) and named a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (2021). He has/had also been an editorial board member or associate editor of Composites Communications, Plastics, Rubber and Composites, Functional Composites and Structures, and Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics, etc. Currently, he is the Acting Head of Sustainable Energy and Environment Thrust of Function Hub, HKUST(GZ), Executive Director of HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute, and Director of Center for Engineering Materials and Reliability.

Founded in 1841, RSC is a world-leading chemistry society based in the United Kingdom and is the largest organization in Europe for advancing chemical sciences. Its membership totals over 50,000 worldwide. RSC fellows hold positions of influence in the community and have invaluable experience, expertise and commitment to promoting the value of chemical science.