Jingyan Dong



Jingyan Dong received his Bachelor’s degree in Automatic Control from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1998, the Master’s degree in Manufacturing Automation from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. From 2006, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS) and a Lecturer at the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dong joined the faculty of Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the North Carolina State University in 2008 and his research interests include Micro/Nano manufacturing, multi-scale mechatronics and manufacturing systems, and multi-scale biomedical manufacturing. More information can be found at Dr. Dong’s pages on Google Scholar and ResearcherID, and the website of Jingyan Dong’s Research Lab.

Research Interests

Micro/nanomanufacturing, high-resolution 3D printing, micro-scale additive manufacturing, biomedical manufacturing, manufacturing optimization.

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 | Outstanding Paper Award, SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC)
  • 2015 | Outstanding Paper Award, SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC)
  • 2014 | Outstanding Paper Award (Honorable Mention), SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC)
  • 2013 | IIE Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career Industrial Engineer in Academia Award
  • 2012 | Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers


Ph.D.Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2006
MSMAMaster of Science in Manufacturing AutomationInstitute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences2001
BSACBachelor of Science in Automatic ControlUniversity of Science and Technology of China1998

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AFM-Based nanofabrication and quality inspection of three-dimensional nanotemplates for soft lithography
Deng, J., Jiang, L., Si, B., Zhou, H., Dong, J., & Cohen, P. (2021), JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, 66, 565–573. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2021.04.051
Achieving High-Resolution Electrohydrodynamic Printing of Nanowires on Elastomeric Substrates through Surface Modification
Ren, P., Liu, Y., Song, R., O'Connor, B., Dong, J., & Zhu, Y. (2021), ACS APPLIED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, 3(1), 192–202. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.0c00747
Data-driven online detection of tip wear in tip-based nanomachining using incremental adaptive support vector machine
Cheng, F., & Dong, J. (2021), Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 69, 412–421. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2021.08.013
Direct Fabrication of VIA Interconnects by Electrohydrodynamic Printing for Multi-Layer 3D Flexible and Stretchable Electronics
Ren, P., & Dong, J. (2021, June 27), ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, Vol. 6, p. 2100280. https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202100280
Programmable soft electrothermal actuators based on free-form printing of the embedded heater
Cao, Y., & Dong, J. (2021), SOFT MATTER, 17(9), 2577–2586. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0SM02062A
Self-Sensing and Control of Soft Electrothermal Actuator
Cao, Y., & Dong, J. (2021), IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 26(2), 854–863. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMECH.2020.3009237
Fabrication and Self-sensing Control of Soft Electrothermal Actuator
Cao, Y., & Dong, J. (2020), Procedia Manufacturing, 48, 43–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.05.018
Facile Approach to Fabricating Stretchable Organic Transistors with Laser-Patterned Ag Nanowire Electrodes
Song, R., Yao, S., Liu, Y., Wang, H., Dong, J., Zhu, Y., & Brendan T. O'Connor. (2020), ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 12(45), 50675–50683. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c15339
Study of tip wear for AFM-based vibration-assisted nanomachining process
Kong, X., Deng, J., Dong, J., & Cohen, P. H. (2020), Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 50, 47–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2019.12.013
High-performance low-voltage soft electrothermal actuator with directly printed micro-heater
Cao, Y., & Dong, J. (2019), SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL, 297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2019.111546

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Jingyan Dong