Dr. Yuhang Hu
Dr. Yuhang Hu is currently an assistant professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. Hu received her B.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. China in 2005, M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2007, M.S degree in Applied Physics from Harvard in 2009, and PhD degree in Engineering Sciences from Harvard in 2011. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wyss institute at Harvard from 2011-2014 studying Bio-inspired Materials. In 2015, she joined the faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign as an assistant professor and moved to Georgia Tech in 2018. Her research focuses on Chemomechanics of Soft Active Materials, an interdisciplinary area between Mechanics and Polymer Chemistry. Her work involves both theory and experiment. She is the recipient of the NSF CARRER award, AFOSR YIP award, and Extreme Mechanics Letters Young investigator award.