Yang, Shengyuan

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Personal Overview

NSF CAREER Award, 2009

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2007
B.Eng. University of Science and Technology of China 1993

Current Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

MAE 2024: Solids Modeling

MAE 2081: Applied Mechanics: Statics

MAE 3083: Mechanics of Materials

MAE 3090: Design of Machine Elements

Graduate Courses:

MAE 5410: Elasticity

BME/MAE 5740: Cellular Biomechanics

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, August 2007-present

Current Research

Development of MEMS/NEMS sensors, platforms, and substrates to study mechanobiological responses of living cells.

Selected Publications

Sang Joo Lee and Shengyuan Yang, Micro glass ball embedded gels to study cell mechanobiological responses to substrate curvatures, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 83, No. 9, 2012, Art. No. 094302.

Scott Siechen, Shengyuan Yang, Akira Chiba, and Taher Saif, Mechanical tension contributes to clustering of neurotransmitter vesicles at presynaptic terminals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Vol. 106, No. 31, 2009, pp. 12611-12616.

Shengyuan Yang and Taher Saif, Microfabricated force sensors and their applications in the study of cell mechanical response, Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2009, pp. 135-151 (invited).

(Book) Shengyuan Yang, Micromachined Sensors to Study Cell Mechanical Response, VDM Verlag Dr. Mller, Saarbrcken, Germany, 2008.

Shengyuan Yang, Scott Siechen, Jie Sun, Akira Chiba, and Taher Saif, MEMS based sensors to explore the role of tension in axons for neuro-transmission, Technical Digest of the 21th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2008), January 13-17, 2008, Tucson, Arizona, USA, pp. 308-310.

Shengyuan Yang and Taher Saif, MEMS based force sensors for the study of indentation response of single living cells, Sensors and Actuators A, Vol. 135, No. 1, 2007, pp. 16-22.

Shengyuan Yang and Taher Saif, Force response and actin remodeling (agglomeration) in fibroblasts due to lateral indentation, Acta Biomaterialia, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007, pp. 77-87.

Shengyuan Yang and Taher Saif, Mechanical behavior of single living fibroblasts by micro force sensors, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM 2006), September 18-22, 2006, Freiburg, Germany, pp. 654-656.

Shengyuan Yang and Taher Saif, Microinstruments for single cellular studies, Technical Digest of the Ninth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (TAS 2005), October 9-13, 2005, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 900-902.

Shengyuan Yang and Taher Saif, Reversible and repeatable linear local cell force response under large stretches, Experimental Cell Research, Vol. 305, No. 1, 2005, pp. 42-50.

Shengyuan Yang and Taher Saif, Micromachined force sensors for the study of cell mechanics, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 76, No. 4, 2005, Art. No. 044301. (Listed in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Vol. 9, No. 7, 2005.)

Shengyuan Yang and Taher Saif, Mechanical response of single living cells by bio-MEMS sensors, Technical Digest of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2004), January 25-29, 2004, Maastricht, The Netherlands, pp. 265-267.