Yang Zhong

Device Research Laboratory (DRL)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Contact: yzhongx [at] mit (dot) edu

Research Interests:

Nanotechnology, Energy, Water, Optics, AI

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I am a graduate student at MIT and a Research Assistant in the Device Research Laboratory led by Prof. Evelyn N. Wang. I am interested in a broad range of scientific topics related to physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer science. The scope of my research is aimed at pushing the boundaries of nanoscience and nanotechnology so as to develop next-generation computing and energy/water-harvesting devices. Currently, I am interested in

1) nanoscale energy conversion and transport in electronics and photonics,

2) solid-state interfaces and interfacial phenomena,

3) designing and prototyping atmospheric water harvesting devices, and

4) accelerating technology innovations by Artificial Intelligence.

I received my Bachelor's degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Purdue University. My undergraduate research was primarily supervised by Prof. Xiulin Ruan on phonon (quantization of lattice vibrations) transport across interfaces. I was also very fortunate to do research under the guidance of Prof. Liang Pan and Prof. Xianfan Xu at that time.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2018 - ?

Purdue Univerisy, 2016 - 2018

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Highest Distinction

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), 2014 - 2018

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Zhiyuan Honors Degree

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