Yang Wins 3M Award

May 19 2021

Yuan Yang, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has won a 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award.

This award recognizes outstanding new faculty who were nominated by 3M researchers and selected based on their research, experience, and academic leadership. Prof. Yang was recognized for his work in radiative cooling paints for thermal management.

He received a $15,000 prize in April 2021 which he will use to support further development of high-performance radiative cooling paint.

Prof. Yang earned his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 2012 and then worked as Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT until 2015. He joined the faculty in the APAM Department in 2015 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020. Prof. Yang was named a 2019 Emerging Investigator by Journal of Materials Chemistry, received the 2019 Young Innovator Award by Nano Research, was named a 2017 Scialog Fellow for Advanced Energy Storage, and received a 2017 Research Initiatives for Science and Engineering (RISE) Award of Columbia University.

Yuan Yang, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering