Engineering professor receives Frontiers of Materials award

11/9/2020

By Mariah Chuprinski

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor in the Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, was recently selected to receive the 2021 Frontiers of Materials Award from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).

Cheng will receive the award in March 2021 at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.

The Frontiers of Materials Award recognizes a top-performing early career professional at the annual TMS meeting, for which the recipient organizes a symposium on an emergent technical topic.

“This award provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to meet and interact with the greatest minds in materials research and applications,” Cheng said. “It will be an invaluable experience for me to receive guidance and advice from the leading experts in materials science and its applications in devices and biomedical science.”

Along with organizing a symposium at the TMS annual meeting, Cheng also will deliver a keynote address and will be invited to review and organize upcoming paper submissions to the society’s member journal, JOM.

Cheng will focus the symposium and his keynote address on applications of nanomaterials in bio-inspired electronics and degradable sensors. He studies advanced materials and devices with the goal of developing precise, sustainable monitors for human health and the environment.

“This award will allow me to showcase some of the great research we have been doing at Penn State and establish new contacts and collaborations in the field,” he said. “It will take our research beyond the existing scope and open up new opportunities for my career.”

Previously, Cheng was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science list in 2017 and was selected to join the Global Young Academy in 2016.

“Dr. Cheng is working at the forefront of wearable electronic devices,” said Judy Todd, P.B. Breneman Chair and head of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics. “His innovations and new device inventions promise a higher standard of health care for millions across the globe.”

 

Share this story:

facebook linked in twitter email

MEDIA CONTACT:

Megan Lakatos

mkl5024@psu.edu

headshot a man wearing a suit and glasses

Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor in the Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, was recently awarded the 2021 Frontiers of Materials Award from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. IMAGE: PENN STATE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING