Huanyu Cheng

Research & Institution

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The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 EES Building,
University Park,
PA 16802, USA


Dr. Huanyu Cheng was appointed an Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) and Materials Research Institute (MRI) at The Pennsylvania State University in Aug 2015, and was awarded the Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor in Sep 2015. He earned a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University in 2015 and 2011 respectively, and a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University (China) in 2010. Prior to joining Penn State, Dr. Cheng also worked as a Visiting Research Fellow with Prof. John A. Rogers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on stretchable and transient electronics. Throughout Dr. Cheng’s research career, he has worked on mechanics design and manufacturing of biologically inspired electronics with applications in robotics, biomedicine, and energy. Dr. Cheng has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been recognized through the reception of awards including the Doctoral New Investigator from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund in 2018, Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 in Science, election to the Global Young Academy in 2016, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Research Fellowship, and many others. He also serves as an associate editor for Computers in Biology and Medicine and reviewer for over 110 international journals.