Faculty - Yang, Ruiguo

Ruiguo Yang, Assistant Professor

Ruiguo Yang

Ruiguo Yang
Assistant Professor

Mechanical & Materials Engineering
W308 Nebraska Hall
Office: 402-472-3495
Yang's webpage

Research Interests

"Our group is dedicated to the cutting-edge research in nanotechnology and biotechnology. Our goal is to understand living cells from the engineering perspective, i.e. mechanics, controls, and design, in the hope to control them as engineered-machines, and to drive disease treatment with the lessons learned from natural systems. Specifically, our research centered on micro/nanorobotics and its applications in single cell engineering. We emphasize both the technological advancement in our design and development of engineered nanosystems with high throughput and pin-point accuracy, and basic scientific research in understanding single cell biophysics and cell-cell interactions."


  • Postdoc Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2014-2016.
  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2014
  • M.S. Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, 2007
  • B.S. Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, 2004


  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Michigan State University 2013
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2007
  • Academic Achievement Award, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2000-2004