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Xin Yong

Associate Professor; Undergraduate Studies Director

Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Xin Yong received his bachelor's degree in Physics from Peking University in China (2007), and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2012). His thesis was focused on revealing the underlying physics of slip at fluid-solid interfaces and designing nanoengineered low-friction surfaces by molecular simulations. Before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University, he was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Pittsburgh, where he applied various computational techniques to design bio-inspired functional materials, including regenerative nanocomposites, self-healing nanocarriers, and bioconjugate polymer systems. He has published multiple research articles in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals including Nano Letters, ACS Nano and Angewandte Chemie International Edition. His work has attracted wide attention and was featured in Nature Nanotechnology, BBC News and Yahoo News. His current research interests encompass micro-/nanofluidics, stimuli-responsive soft materials, colloidal self-assembly, and interfacial phenomena, with applications to renewable energy harvesting/conversion, nanotechnology, and next-generation advanced materials.

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  • BS, Peking University
  • PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Interests

  • Computational modeling and simulations
  • micro-/nanofluidics
  • soft materials
  • transport and interfacial phenomena

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