Yu Huang, PhDAssociate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Member, California NanoSystems Institute, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area
Dr. Huang is a Professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA. She received her Ph.D. and M.A degrees in physical chemistry from Harvard University and her B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China. Following her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Huang received the Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship and conducted her postdoctoral research at MIT and Lawrence Livermore National Labs concurrently. Dr. Huang’s research interest focuses around two intertwined goals: creating complex materials structures with nanoscale precision using chemical and biological approaches; and studying the new physical properties (optical, magnetic, electrical, and even catalytic properties) that arise in these new nanoscale architectures. The overall goal is to create functional nanostructures through rational design, and to systematically determine the fundamental structure-property relationship at the nanometer scale; and in doing so, to understand and to explore the new dimension of applications that these well-defined nanostructures can bring. In order to achieve this goal, we set out to tackle the most challenging and critical problem of understanding the fundamental mechanism governing material/molecular assembly process, and apply the knowledge gleaned from these studies in biomimetic materials, quantum electronics and biomedical applications.