Academic Profile

Dr. Yin Fang is currently an assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida in 2016. His Ph.D. research with Professor Peng Jiang focused on self-assembled photonic crystals, shape memory polymers, smart windows, and plasmonic sensing in photonic structures. He worked with Professor Bozhi Tian as a postdoctoral scholar in tissue-like hybrid systems and Bioelectronics at the University of Chicago. His current focuses on soft materials, tissue-like electronics, and robotics for therapeutic applications. Professor Fang's accolades include the MRS graduate student award (2015), Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed Ph.D. students (2016).
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Asst Prof Yin Fang
Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Soft materials, Bioelectronics, Soft robotics
  • Tissue-Like Bioelectronics and Robotics for Electronic Precision Medicine
  • Lin,Y*†,; Gao, X*,; Yue, J*,; Fang, Y*,; Shi, J,; Clayton, C,; Zhang, X,; Meng, L.;Shi, F,; Deng, J,; Chen, S,; Jiang, Y,; Marin, F,; Hu, J,; Tsai, H.; Tu, Q,; Roth, L. K.; Bleher, R.; Chen, X,; Griffin, P. J.; Cai, Z,; Odom, T,; Tian, B† Soil-Like Material for Responsive Matrices and Microbial Modulation. Nature Chemistry (under review). 2021 *Equal Contribution authors, †Co-corresponding authors

  • Fang, Y†.; Tian, B†. Curving neural nano-bioelectronics. Nature Nanotechnology. 2019, 14, 733-735. †Co-corresponding authors

  • Fang, Y.†; Yang, X.; Lin, Y.; Shi, J.; Prominski, A.; Clayton, C.; Ostroff, E.; Tian, B†. Dissection of biological and synthetic soft-hard interfaces for tissue-like systems. Chemical Reviews. 2021. (In press) †Co-corresponding authors

  • Fang, Y. *†; Han, E. *; Zhang, X. *; Jiang, Y. *; Lin, Y.; Shi, J.; Wu, J.; Meng, L.; Gao, X.; Griffin, P. J.; Xiao, X,; Tsai, H.; Zhou. H.; Zuo, X.; Zhang, Q.; Chu, M.; Zhang, Q.; Gao, Y.; Roth, L. K.; Bleher, R.; Ma, Z.; Jiang, Z.; Yue, J.; Kao, C.; Chen, C.; Tokmakoff, A.; Wang, J.; Jaeger, H†.; Tian, B†. Dynamic and programmable cellular-scale granules enable tissue-like materials. Matter. 2020, 2, 1-17. *Equal Contribution authors; †Co-corresponding authors

  • Jiang, Y.*; Li, X.*; Liu, B.*; Yi, J.; Fang, Y.; Shi, F.; Gao, X.; Sudzilovsky, E.; Parameswaran, R.; Koehler, K.; Nair, V.; Yue, J.; Guo, K.; Fang, Y.; Tsai, H.; Freyermuth, G.; Wong, R.; Kao, C.; Nicholls, A.; Wu, X.; Shepherd, G.; Tian, B.† Rational design of silicon structures for multiscale and optically controlled biointerfaces. Nature Biomedical Engineering., 2018.

  • Fang, Y.; Ni, Y.; Leo, S.; Taylor, C.; Basile, V.; Jiang, P. † Reconfigurable Photonic Crystals Enabled by Pressure-Responsive Shape Memory Polymers. Nature Communication, 2015, 6, 7416.

  • Fang, Y.; Ni, Y.; Choi, B.; Leo, S.; Gao, J.; Ge, B.; Taylor, C.; Basile, V.; Jiang, P. † Chromogenic Photonic Crystals Enabled by Novel Vapor-Responsive Shape Memory Polymers. Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 3696-3704.