Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

Yang Zhang

Assistant Professor

Extreme/non-equilibrium properties of liquids; Glassy, jammed, and kinetically trapped soft matter; Self-healing soft robotics; Long timescale phenomena and rare events; Theory-driven atomistic simulations; Neutron and X-ray experiments

Research Interests

Research Description

His research focuses on the study of extreme/non-equilibrium properties of matter using synergistically integrated theory-driven atomistic simulations and neutron and X-ray experiments, which can be roughly divided into two areas: 1) extreme/non-equilibrium properties of liquids; 2) glassy, jammed, and kinetically trapped soft matter. The goal is to understand long timescale phenomena and rare events in matter and engineer them into transformative applications.


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