Jie Yin

Associate Professor

Dr. Yin received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University and M.S. in Solid Mechanics from Tsinghua University. Prior to join NC State, he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT and an Assistant and Associate Professor at Temple University. He is the recipient of the Cozzarelli Prize from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), NSF CAREER Award, and Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) Young Investigator Award.

Yin group’s research is on both fundamental mechanics and functionality of novel materials and structures at all scales (https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=OorAZMgAAAAJ).

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. He 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 shape-morphing materials and structures for sustainable energy and environments. All of these topics are investigated through combining theoretical modeling, numerical simulation, and experimental techniques.



Defected twisted ring topology for autonomous periodic flip-spin-orbit soft robot
Qi, F., Li, Y., Hong, Y., Zhao, Y., Qing, H., & Yin, J. (2024), PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 121(3). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.231268012
A Perspective on Miniature Soft Robotics: Actuation, Fabrication, Control, and Applications
Chi, Y., Zhao, Y., Hong, Y., Li, Y., & Yin, J. (2023, April 26), ADVANCED INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS. https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.202300063
A kirigami-enabled electrochromic wearable variable-emittance device for energy-efficient adaptive personal thermoregulation
Chen, T.-H., Hong, Y., Fu, C.-T., Nandi, A., Xie, W., Yin, J., & Hsu, P.-C. (2023), PNAS NEXUS, 2(6). https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad165
A solar/radiative cooling dual-regulation smart window based on shape-morphing kirigami structures
Wang, S., Dong, Y., Li, Y., Ryu, K., Dong, Z., Chen, J., … Long, Y. (2023, July 21), MATERIALS HORIZONS. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3mh00671a
Angle-programmed tendril-like trajectories enable a multifunctional gripper with ultradelicacy, ultrastrength, and ultraprecision
Hong, Y., Zhao, Y., Berman, J., Chi, Y., Li, Y., Huang, H., & Yin, J. (2023), NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-39741-6
Bio-Inspired, Scalable, and Tri-Mode Stimuli-Chromic Composite for Smart Window Multifunctionality
Ke, Y., Li, N., Liu, Y., Zhu, T., Wang, S., Li, Y., … Long, Y. (2023, September 1), ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202305998
Caterpillar-inspired soft crawling robot with distributed programmable thermal actuation
Wu, S., Hong, Y., Zhao, Y., Yin, J., & Zhu, Y. (2023), SCIENCE ADVANCES, 9(12). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adf8014
Engineering Dynamic Structural Color Pixels at Microscales by Inhomogeneous Strain-Induced Localized Topographic Change
Ke, Y., Ruan, Q., Li, Y., Wang, H., Wang, H., Zhang, W., … Yang, J. K. W. (2023, June 8), NANO LETTERS. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c00808
Physically intelligent autonomous soft robotic maze escaper
Zhao, Y., Hong, Y., Li, Y., Qi, F., Qing, H., Su, H., & Yin, J. (2023), SCIENCE ADVANCES, 9(36). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adi3254
Spiral-Shape Fast-Moving Soft Robots
Mu, W., Li, M., Chen, E., Yang, Y., Yin, J., Tao, X., … Yin, R. (2023, May 25), ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Vol. 5. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202300516

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