Tony Jun Huang

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Tony Jun Huang is a professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at Duke University. Previously he was a professor and The Huck Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering Science and Mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005. His research interests are in the fields of acoustofluidics, optofluidics, and micro/nano systems for biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics. He has authored/co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed journal publications in these fields. His journal articles have been cited more than 10 000 times, as documented at Google Scholar (h-index: 58).He also has 16 patents and invention disclosures.

He was elected a fellow of the following five professional societies: the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Physics (IOP), and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Huang’s research has gained international recognition through numerous prestigious awards and honors including a 2010 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award, a 2011 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Research Award, 2011&2013&2016 JALA Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year Award, a 2012 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society for Manufacturing Engineering, a 2013 Faculty Scholar Medal from The Pennsylvania State University, a 2013 American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholar Award, the 2014 IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the 2017 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: B330B Levine Science Research Center; 144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300 (Mailing)
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-5728
  • Email Address: tony.huang@duke.edu

Education:

Work Experience:

  • July 2016 - present, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS), Duke University
  • August 2015 - June 2016, The Huck Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University
  • July 2013 – June 2016, Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University 
  • 2010 – 2013, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2005 – 2010, James Henderson Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests:

  • Acoustofluidics
  • Acoustic Tweezers
  • Optofluidics and Plasmofluidics
  • Lab on a Chip, Bioinstrumentation, and Biomedical Micro/Nano Systems.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2017  Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award, American Chemical Society
  • 2016  JALA Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year Award
  • 2016  Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2015  The Huck Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University
  • 2015  Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 
  • 2015  Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • 2015  Fellow, Institute of Physics (IoP)
  • 2015  Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • 2014  IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2013  American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholar Award
  • 2013  Faculty Scholar Medal, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2013  JALA Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year Award
  • 2012  Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineer
  • 2012  Paper Competition Award, 2012 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
  • 2011  PSEAS Outstanding Research Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS)
  • 2011  JALA Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year Award
  • 2010  NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
  • 2010  Paper Competition Award, 2010 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
  • 2006  Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2005  James Henderson Professorship, The Pennsylvania State University 
  • 2005  Outstanding Ph.D. Award, University of California Los Angeles 
  • 2003  Phi Tau Phi Award, Phi Tau Phi Society
  • 2001  John H. Bent Memorial Scholarship, Saint Paul Foundation
  • 1999  Excellent Thesis Award, Xi’an Jiao Tong University 
  • 1998  Siemens Scholarship, Siemens Fund in China