Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Yangying Zhu


Yangying Zhu's research focuses on using thermo-fluid engineering approaches for future electronics and sustainable energy solutions. Her research combines fundamental understanding in heat and mass transfer with novel materials fabrication and characterization capabilities to address thermal management challenges of electronic devices, batteries, and electrocatalytic systems.


Thermofluid Energy Research Lab


NASA Early Career Faculty award Aug 2022
ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal (link) Apr 2021
Regents’ Junior Faculty Award Mar 2021
NSF CAREER award Dec 2020
Meredith Kamm Memorial Award, MIT May 2017
Outstanding Poster Award in the Thermal Management Track, ITHERM Jun 2016
MIT Graduate Woman of Excellence Apr 2015
Second prize, The MIT Mechanical Engineering de Florez Award Competition Apr 2014


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T., 2017
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T
., 2013
B.S. in Building Technology, Tsinghua University., 2011

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