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PH.D, Engineering and Material Sciences

Yu Zhang

Professional Qualifications

2002: Materials Science and Engineering, School of Physics and Materials Engineering Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia

1997: MS Condensed Matter Physics, School of Physics La Trobe University, Victoria 3083, Australia

1986: BS Physics, School of Physics, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, P. R. China

Faculty Appointments

2013 – Present: Associate Professor with tenure Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics New York University College of Dentistry

2011 – 2013: Associate Professor Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics New York University College of Dentistry

2005 – 2011: Assistant Professor Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics New York University College of Dentistry

2002 – 2005: Research Fellow New York University College of Dentistry Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Paffenbarger Research Center, American Dental Association Health Foundation (joint project)

Grants and Honors


1 NIH/NIDCR 2R01 DE017925, 02/01/2012 – 01/31/2017. Total cost: $1,886,500.00, Title: Graded Zirconia Structures for Resistance to Chipping, Delamination, and Fatigue. Role: Principal Investigator

2 NSF DMS-1436591, 09/01/2014 – 08/31/2017, Total cost: $817,725. Title: Adaptive Fine-Scale Structure Design: From Theory to Fabrication. Role: Co-Investigator

3 Technology Acceleration & Commercialization (TAC) award, 03/01/2016 – 02/28/2017, Total cost: $50,000.00, Title: Toward the Development of Strong and Translucent Graded Nanozirconia. Role: Principal Investigator

4 International Congress of Oral Implantologists Implant Dentistry Research and Education Foundation (IDREF) Grant 03/01/2016 – 02/28/2017 Title: Substituted Calcium Phosphate Implant Coating for Bioactive and Antibacterial Properties. Role: Principal Investigator


5 NIH 1R01 DE026279-01, 09/01/2016 – 08/31/2021, Total cost: $1,960,782.00 Title: Fracture-Resistant Porcelain-Veneered Zirconia Restorations with Graded Interfaces: Viscoelastic Modeling and Experimental Optimization. Role: Principal Investigator

6 NIH 1R01 DE021110-01 06/01/2013 – 05/31/2018 Total cost: $1,900,000.00 Title: Bioactive and Antimicrobial Graded Ceramic Implants with Enhanced Strength. Role: Principal Investigator

Academic Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2015
  • Arthur R. Frechette Award, 2007
  • Borland Research Forum Award, 1999
Revilla Research Center - RRC
Revilla Research Center - RRC
Contact Information

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Yu Zhang lives in New York (USA)

Email: yz21@nyu.edu

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