Yang Zhang portrait

Yang Zhang



2927 Cooley


Z Lab


Additional Title

  • Co-Chair, Engineering Physics Program


  • Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2010
  • B.S., Electrical Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 2004

Professional Service

  • 2022 – present, Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Physics Program, University of Michigan
  • 2012 – 2022,  Assistant Professor (2012-2018), Associate Professor (2018-2022), Associate Head for Graduate Programs (2020-2022), Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar (2020-2022), Adjunct Professor (2022-present), Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer and Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Program of Computational Science and Engineering, Illinois Robotics Group, Center for Autonomy, Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2019 – 2020, Visiting Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2010 – 2012, Clifford G. Shull Fellow, Neutron Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Honors and Awards

  • 2017, Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award, American Nuclear Society
  • 2010, Clifford G. Shull Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2008, Manson Benedict Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology