Yifei Jin

Yifei Jin

Assistant Professor
Biography

Dr. Yifei Jin joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, ‎Reno in July 2019. His primary research interests mainly involve 3D bioprinting of living tissue constructs, 3D printing of hydrophobic functional materials, yield-stress fluids for 3D printing applications, stimuli-responsive materials for 4D printing applications, and fabrication of multi-layered capsules. His research emphasizes the coupling of materials and fabrication approaches to develop novel 3D printing techniques and understand the underlying physics during printing.

Dr. Jin worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida since 2018. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 2018, and both M.S. and B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China in 2010 and 2008, respectively

Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2018
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, 2010
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, 2008 

Prospective graduate students

We have two Ph.D. positions available starting Spring 2020 or Fall 2020. We are looking for highly motivated students with a background in mechanical engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering or any related area. Interested students are encouraged to send your CV to Dr. Jin (yifeij@unr.edu).

Master's degree students and undergraduates are encouraged to contact Dr. Jin for part-time research opportunities.

Visiting scholars are welcome to contact Dr. Jin.

Learn more about our graduate programs 

Research interests

  • 3D bioprinting
  • 3D printing of engineering materials
  • 4D printing of stimuli-responsive materials
  • Yield-stress fluid
  • Rheology
  • Multi-layered capsule fabrication
  • Extrusion die design and manufacturing

Selected publications

  1. Zhao, D., Zhou, R., Sun, J., Li, H., and Jin, Y. (Corresponding author), 2019, “Experimental Study of Polymeric Stent Fabrication Using Home-Made 3D Printing System,” Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 59, pp. 1122-1131.
  2. Jin, Y., Chai, W., and Huang, Y., 2018, “Fabrication of Stand-Alone Cell-Laden Collagen Vascular Network Scaffolds Using Fugitive Pattern-Based Printing-then-Casting Approach,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 10, pp. 28361-28371.
  3. Jin, Y., Shen, Y., Yin, J., Qian, J., and Huang, Y., 2018, “Nanoclay-Based Self-Supporting Responsive Nanocomposite Hydrogels for Printing Applications,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 10, pp. 10461-10470.
  4. Jin, Y., Zhao, D., and Huang, Y., 2018, “Study of Extrudability and Standoff Distance Effect during Nanoclay-Enabled Direct Printing,” Bio-Design & Manufacturing, Vol. 1, pp. 123-134.
  5. Zhang, Z., Jin, Y., Yin, J., Xu, C., Xiong, R., Christensen, K., Ringeisen, B. R., Chrisey, D. B., and Huang, Y., 2018, “Evaluation of Bioink Printability for Bioprinting Applications,” Applied Physics Reviews, Vol. 5, p. 041304.
  6. Jin, Y., Compaan, A., Chai, W., and Huang, Y., 2017, “Functional Nanoclay Suspension for Printing-Then-Solidification of Liquid Materials,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 9, pp. 20057-20066.
  7. Jin, Y., Liu, C., Chai, W., Compaan, A., and Huang, Y., 2017, “Self-Supporting Nanoclay as Internal Scaffold Material for Direct Printing of Soft Hydrogel Composite Structures in Air,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 9, pp. 17456-17465.
  8. Jin, Y., Chai, W., and Huang, Y., 2017, “Printability Study of Hydrogel Solution Extrusion in Nanoclay Yield-Stress Bath during Printing-Then-Gelation Biofabrication,” Materials Science & Engineering C, Vol. 80, pp. 313-325.
  9. Jin, Y., Zhao, D., and Huang, Y., 2017, “Fabrication of Double-Layered Alginate Capsules Using Coaxial Nozzle,” Journal of Micro- and Nano- Manufacturing, Vol. 5, p. 041007.
  10. Jin, Y., Compaan, A., Bhatacharjee, T., and Huang, Y., 2016, “Granular Gel Support-Enabled Extrusion of Three-Dimensional Alginate and Cellular Structures,” Biofabrication, Vol. 8, p. 025016-1-12.