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Yang Yang

Yang Yang

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Yang Yang earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Ghent University, Belgium in 2017. Between 2017 and 2018, he was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Osaka University, Japan. In 2018, Yang joined PNNL, where he is currently a Post Doctorate Research Associate in the Hydrology Group of the Energy & Environment Directorate. Prior to joining PNNL, Yang’s work focused on integration of micro- or nanoscale electronics and materials for various applications, including flexible and stretchable sensors and circuits for wearable electronics, and industrial production process monitoring. Currently he is involved in the development of acoustic sensor systems for environmental monitoring and risk assessment. Yang is (co-)author of over 10 peer-reviewed papers or conference proceedings. Yang’s scientific track record is publically available from Google scholar:

Research Interests

  • Flexible and stretchable circuits
  • Printed electronics
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Wearable electronics
  • Integration and applications of nanomaterials
  • Autonomous sensor fish
  • Miniaturized fish tags
  • Underwater acoustics and acoustic telemetry
  • Environmental monitoring and risk assessment
  • Industrial production process monitoring

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Centre for Microsystems Technology, imec and Ghent University, 2017

PNNL Publications


  • Zhang B., W. Li, Y. Yang, C. Chen, C. Li, and K. Suganuma. 2019. "Fully embedded CuNWs/PDMS conductor with high oxidation resistance and high conductivity for stretchable electronics." Journal of Materials Science 54, no. 8:6381-6392. PNNL-SA-137674. doi:10.1007/s10853-019-03333-x


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