Visiting address
Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429394

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Dr. Yang obtained his Bachelor degree in mechanics and economics (dual degree) from Peking University in 2001, MPhil degree from HKUST in 2003, and PhD degree in solid mechanics and materials science from Princeton University in 2007. His primary research interest is in the development and mechanical behavior of advanced structural materials, such as metallic glasses and high entropy alloys. His recent research also extends to mechanics of flexible electronics and hydrogels.


Award and Achievement

  • 1999 “GUANGCAI Scholarship (光彩獎學金)” Peking University (北京大學).
  • 2001 “Graduate with honor 優秀畢業生” Peking University (北京大學).
  • 2002 “Postgraduate Studentship” The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • 2003 “Postgraduate Studentship” The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • 2004 “Graduate Student Fellowship” Princeton University.
  • 2004 “Sayre Graduate Prize” Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University. for outstanding performance in both research and course work during the first year of graduate study.
  • 2007 “Wu Prize for Excellence” Princeton University. for upper-year graduate students who have performed at the highest level in course, research and teaching.
  • 2016 “The President’s Award” City University of Hong Kong. for exemplary contributions to research and professional education.

Research Interests/Areas

  • nanoindentation
  • fatigue and fracture of materials
  • bulk metallic glasses
  • high entropy alloys
  • mechanics of flexible electronics
  • hydrogels


Previous Experience

  • Jun 2012 - Jul 2014, Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong.
  • Oct 2007 - May 2012, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.