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SES Renames Engineering Science Medal in Honor of Yonggang Huang

Yonggang Huang Engineering Science Medal will recognize a singular contribution to engineering science

Northwestern Engineering’s Yonggang Huang has enjoyed a renowned career developing models for stretchable and flexible electronics. His research has led to countless advancements in bio-integrated electronics for health monitoring.

Yonggang Huang

A new honor from the Society of Engineering Science (SES) celebrating his pioneering contributions to the field of engineering science and the SES community will ensure his impact in the field is remembered for years to come.

Beginning in 2024, SES will rename its Engineering Science Medal the Yonggang Huang Engineering Science Medal, recognizing a singularly important contribution to engineering science.

Huang, Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and (by courtesy) professor of materials science and engineering, has been a member of the Northwestern Engineering faculty since 2007. His research interests are in the mechanics of stretchable and flexible electronics, and mechanics-guided deterministic 3D assembly.

Huang’s recent work, together with long-time collaborator John Rogers, includes the development of the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot, as well as a flying microchip the size of a grain of sand.

Huang’s recent honors include the 2024 Rodney Hill Prize from the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, as well as election as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 2023. He also holds membership in the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Huang has published two books and written more than 700 papers, including 14 in Science and seven in Nature.