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, mechanics guided design of soft robotics, and multifunctional interfacial materials. Presently, he studies reconfigurable kirigami-based architected materials for achieving unprecedented properties and functionalities. 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