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Yonggang Huang is the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University.  He is interested in mechanics of stretchable and flexible electronics, and deterministic 3D assembly.

Education / Academic qualification

Engineering Science, PhD, Harvard University

… → 1990

Engineering Science, MS, Harvard University

… → 1987

Mechanics, BS, Peking University

… → 1984


  • Micromechanics
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Composite materials
  • Mechanics of materials and structures
  • Mechanics of stretchable electronics
  • Atomistic-based continuum mechanics

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Research Output 1985 2018

A double perturbation method of postbuckling analysis in 2D curved beams for assembly of 3D ribbon-shaped structures

Fan, Z., Hwang, K. C., Rogers, J. A., Huang, Y. & Zhang, Y. Feb 1 2018 In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 111, p. 215-238 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

curved beams

Battery-free, wireless sensors for full-body pressure and temperature mapping

Han, S. , Kim, J. , Won, S. M. , Ma, Y. , Kang, D. , Xie, Z. , Lee, K. T. , Chung, H. U. , Banks, A. , Min, S. , Heo, S. Y. , Davies, C. R. , Lee, J. W. , Lee, C. H. , Kim, B. H. , Li, K. , Zhou, Y. , Wei, C. , Feng, X. , Huang, Y. & 1 others Rogers, J. A. Apr 4 2018 In : Science Translational Medicine. 10, 435, eaan4950

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Temperature
Physiological Phenomena
Skin Ulcer
Equipment Design
1 Citations

Fabrication and Deformation of 3D Multilayered Kirigami Microstructures

Humood, M., Shi, Y., Han, M., Lefebvre, J., Yan, Z., Pharr, M., Zhang, Y., Huang, Y., Rogers, J. A. & Polycarpou, A. A. Jan 1 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Small.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Computational geometry
Damage tolerance
Electron Scanning Microscopy
1 Citations

Morphable 3D mesostructures and microelectronic devices by multistable buckling mechanics

Fu, H. , Nan, K. , Bai, W. , Huang, W. , Bai, K. , Lu, L. , Zhou, C. , Liu, Y. , Liu, F. , Wang, J. , Han, M. , Yan, Z. , Luan, H. , Zhang, Y. , Zhang, Y. , Zhao, J. , Cheng, X. , Li, M. , Lee, J. W. , Liu, Y. & 5 others Fang, D., Li, X., Huang, Y., Zhang, Y. & Rogers, J. A. Mar 1 2018 In : Nature Materials. 17, 3, p. 268-276 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3D printers
1 Citations

Needle-shaped ultrathin piezoelectric microsystem for guided tissue targeting via mechanical sensing

Yu, X., Wang, H., Ning, X., Sun, R., Albadawi, H., Salomao, M., Silva, A. C., Yu, Y., Tian, L., Koh, A., Lee, C. M., Chempakasseril, A., Tian, P., Pharr, M., Yuan, J., Huang, Y., Oklu, R. & Rogers, J. A. Feb 26 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Biomedical Engineering. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Computerized tomography