Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Yu Jing

Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF), School of Materials Science & Engineering
Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Asst Prof Yu Jing

Dr. Jing Yu is an assistant professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a PhD in Chemical Engineering (2012). His PhD research focused on the nanomechanics of biomaterials and biomimetics. He conducted experimental and theoretical studies on both mussel and gecko adhesive systems, and developed bio-inspired polymer surfaces and nano-structured materials. Following his PhD, Dr. Yu did a postdoc with Prof. James Heath at California Institute of Technology, where he worked on engineered T cell immunotherapy. In 2014, Dr. Yu expanded his research interests towards polyelectrolytes brushes during his postdoc with Prof. Matthew Tirrell at the University of Chicago.

The overall goal of Dr. Jing Yu’s research is to characterize the dynamic properties of interfaces with hierarchical structures, and to gain molecular-level control of soft interfaces to enable design of integrated, multifunctional interfaces. His work has appeared in various top journals, including Nature Chemical Biology, PNAS, JACS, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Macromolecules.
Research Interests
Non-equilibrium properties of functional soft interfaces for energy and biomedical applications, bioinspired materials and biomimetics, nanomechanics, intermolecular interactions, adhesion and friction, self-assembly of supramolecular structures, X-ray and neutron scattering.
Current Projects
  • Bio-inspired adhesives for wet environment: Molecular Designs to Applications
  • Cyber-Physiochemical Interfaces
  • Developing biomimetic polyelectrolyte brushes as next generation water-based lubricants
  • Development of Zwitterionic Polypeptide Brushes for Anti-biofouling Applications
  • Non-Equilibrium Interactions Of Soft Interfaces
  • Understanding the Adhesion and Detachment Mechanism of Polymer and Gold Surfaces in Flexible Electronics

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