Jie Yin

Associate Professor

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Ph.D. 2010

Engineering Mechanics

Columbia University

M.S. 2007

Solid Mechanics

Tsinghua University

B.E. 2003

Marine Engineering

Wuhan University of Technology

Research Description

Yin group's research is on both fundamental mechanics and functionality of novel materials and structures at all scales. Currently, it focuses on mechanics and design of mechanical metamaterials, multifunctional interfacial materials, and mechanics guided design of soft machines. Presently, he studies reconfigurable kirigami-based architectured metamaterials for achieving unprecedented mechanical properties. Jie also studies the mechanics guided design of high-performance soft robotics in both manipulation and locomotion for achieving high force, high speed, and high strength. Another topic is the mechanics and multifunctionality of active interfacial materials through controllable surface instability in wetting, optics, and adhesion. All of these topics are investigated through combining theoretical modeling, numerical simulation, and experimental techniques.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2018
  • Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) Young Investigator Award , 2017