Dr. Yu Huang    Professor Yu Huang

Tel. (310) 794-9589
FAX (310) 206-7353

Associate Professor; Ph.D. in Chemistry, Harvard University, 2003. M A. in Chemistry, Harvard University, 2002. B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 1999.

Research Interests

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.

Area of Thesis Guidance

Nanostructures, nanoelectronics, biomaterials.

Selected Honors

  • Nano 50 Innovator Award, Nanotech Brief; 2006
  • UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Fellowship; 2006-2011
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Young Chemist Prize; 2004
  • Honor Delegates to 43rd International Achievement Summit; 2004
  • Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory;
  • Technology Review World Top 100 Young Innovators Award; 2003
  • Grand Prize Winner of Collegiate Inventors Competition; 2003

Classes Teaching

MSE 298  Nanoscale Materials: Opportunities and Challenges
MSE 104  Science of Engineering Materials
MSE 121  Material Science of Semiconductors


Research Group/Lab:

Office Location

  • 2121-E Engineering V

Mailing Address

  • UCLA, HSSEAS School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    410 Westwood Plaza
    3111 Engineering V
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1595