People

Principle Investigator

Dr. Jie Yin
Office: RM 3240(EB3)
Lab: RM 1413 (EB3)
jyin8@ncsu.edu, (919) 515-7030, Twitter@JieYinLab

Research Interest: mechanics of materials and structures, mechanical metamaterial, soft robotics, mechanical instability, wetting

 

 

Group Members

Ph.D. Students

Yanbin Li (Ph.D. student, joined 01/2018)
Research Area: Mechanical metamaterials
M.S. Mechanics, Beijing Jiaotong University (2017)
B.S. Henan Polytechnic University (2014)

 

 

Yinding Chi (Ph.D. student, joined 01/2018)
Research Area: Soft Machines
M.S. ME, University of Colorado, Boulder (2017)
B.E.  ME, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2014)

 

Yaoye Hong (Ph.D. student, joined 08/2018)
Research Area: Metamaterials & Soft machines
M.S. ME, Boston University (2018)
B.E.  ME, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2015)

 


Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Yao Zhao (joined 11/2020)

Research Area: Soft active machines
Ph.D. Temple University (2019)

Student Award

  • Advances in Mechanics Award (graduate student poster award) by ASME (Yinding Chi), 2019
  • Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Yichao Tang), 2019
  • Chinese government award for outstanding self-finance students abroad (Yichao Tang), 2018
  • Dissertation Completion Award, Temple University (Qiuting Zhang), 2018
  • Dissertation Completion Award, Temple University (Gaojian Lin), 2017
  • 3rd place in SES student poster competition (Qiuting Zhang), 2017
  • ASME IMECE Student Travel Award from Haythornthwaite Foundation (Yichao Tang), 2016
  • ASME IAM3D Competition Finalist (Haley Lawler, Jane Mittelman, and Jasmine Merali from the Senior Design Group), 2016
  • Summer Research Fellowship from Temple University (Gaojian Lin), 2016
  • Graduate Student Travel Award from Temple College of Engineering (Gaojian Lin and Yichao Tang), 2015

Alumni

Ph.D. Students

qiutingQiuting Zhang (Ph.D. 08/2014 – 05/2019)
Dissertation: “Mechanics and Functionality of Extreme Mechanical Instabilities through Buckling Driven Delamination
Ph.D. ME, Temple University (2019)
B.E. Mechanics, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) (2013)
Current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Yale

 

 

yichao tangYichao Tang (Ph.D. 08/2014 – 12/2018)
Dissertation: “Deformation Driven Programmable Metamaterials and Soft Machines
Ph.D. ME, Temple University (2018)
M.S. Materials Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), MA, USA (2014)
B.E.  Materials Science, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) (2012)
Current position: Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Plank Institute

 

gaojianGaojian Lin (Ph.D. 08/2014 – 05/2018)
Dissertation: “Instability Driven Reconfigurable Soft Materials: Mechanics and Functionality”
Ph.D. ME, Temple University (2018)
B.E. ME, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China (2014)
Current position: Assistant Professor at Beijing Institute of Technology

 

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Dr. Qiuting Zhang (06/2019 – 07/2019), Temple University
  • Dr. Yichao Tang (01/2019 – 02/2019), Temple University
  • Dr. Zhuolei Zhang (01/2018 – 10/2018), Temple University, co-advised with Dr. Fei Ren

Visiting Scholar

  • Mr. Yujie Ke (06/2018 – 07/2018), Ph.D. student from Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Undergraduate Summer Research Students

  • Yanghong Wang (05/2018 – 08/2018, EE, Temple University)
  • Julie Lee (05/2018 – 08/2018, ME, Temple University)
  • Albert Hagan (05/2018 – 08/2018, ME, Temple University)
  • Ahmed Amin (05/2017-08/2017)
    Mechanical Engineering, Temple University
  • Stephen Henry Doroba (06/2016-08/2016)
    Mechanical Engineering, Temple University
  • Connor O’Rourke (05/2015 – 08/2015) (06/2016 – 08/2016)
    Mechanical Engineering, Temple University
  • Joshua Robison (05/2015 – 08/2015)
    Mechanical Engineering, Temple University
  • Joseph Teitelman (05/2015 – 08/2015)
    Mechanical Engineering (class of 2018), Temple University
  • Jonathon Wommer (05/2015 – 08/2015)
    Electrical Engineering, Temple University
  • Lucas Andrade de Barros (05/2015 – 08/2015)
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Thiago Azevedo Guerra (05/2015 – 08/2015)
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Rodrigo Pereira (05/2015 – 08/2015)
    Mechanical Engineering