5/25/2021: Our article "A 3D Printed Self-Learning Three-Linked Sphere Robot for Autonomous Confined Space Navigation" has been accepted at Advanced Intelligent Systems.


5/6/2021: Professor Kong has been awarded the 2021-22 Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium (UNSGC) Faculty Research Seed Funding. Thank you Utah Space Grant Consortium for the support.


4/27/2021: Thank you students from the Spring 2021 Engineering Design I (ME EN 4000) for the amazing semester! You are awesome! All the very best and please keep in touch! ūüėÄ


4/23/2021: Congratulations to Jared Anklam for passing his Ph.D. qualifying examination!


3/6/2021: Professor Kong has been awarded the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. This highly competitive award is nominated by 3M researchers and selected based on the faculty's outstanding research, experience and academic leadership. Thank you 3M for the award.
[College of Engineering News]


1/13/2021: Professor Kong has been selected for the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Functional Materials Division (FMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Award. Thank you TMS for the award.
[TMS]


12/3/2020: Thank you so much to the students from the Fall 2020 Additive Manufacturing (ME EN 5960/6960) for the great semester! All the very best and please keep in touch! ūüôā


11/25/2020: Congratulations to Brian Elder and Sam Hales for passing their Ph.D. qualifying examinations!


09/16/2020: Professor Kong has been awarded the NIBIB Trailblazer Award by the National Institute of Health (NIH). We are extremely grateful for NIBIB's support of our effort to establish a fundamentally new electronic integration approach on existing, nonplanar medical devices.
[College of Engineering News]


06/03/2020: Our article "3D Printed Gastric Resident Electronics" published at Advanced Materials Technologies 1800490 (2018) has been selected as the "Best of Advanced Materials Technologies 2019".


04/30/2020: Our article "Addressing Unmet Clinical Needs with 3D Printing Technologies" published at Advanced Healthcare Materials 1800417 (2018) is among the top 10% most downloaded paper of the journal in the 12 months following online publication.


‚Äč02/24/2020: Invited presentation at the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Conference 2020, San Diego, CA:¬†"Multiscale additive manufacturing of biomedical electronics‚Äč". Thank you Dr. Pooran Joshi and the¬†TMS¬†for the invitation.¬†‚Äč


1/23/2020:¬†Poster presentation at the Multifunctional Materials and Structures Gordon Research Conference 2020, Ventura, CA: "Multiscale additive manufacturing of functional electronics and biomedical devices". Thank you conference organizer for the exciting conference.‚Äč‚Äč


1/1/2020: We have been awarded with a research gift from Analog Devices Inc. Thank you for the generous support of our research effort.


12/20/2019: Our article "Nanomaterial Patterning in 3D Printing" has been accepted at Advanced Materials.


12/9/2019:¬†Invited presentation at the International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME) 2019, National University of Singapore, Singapore: "3D Printing of functional electronics and ingestible biomedical devices‚Äč‚Äč". Thank you Professor John Ho and the ICBME for the invitation.


12/5/2019:¬†Professor Kong introduced a new manufacturing course: the first "Additive Manufacturing"¬†at the University of Utah.¬†Thank you class of ME EN 5960/6960 of Fall 2019 for the exciting and amazing teaching experience! All the very best and please keep in touch! ūüôā


12/5/2019: Our article "3D Printed Nanomaterial-based Electronic, Biomedical, and Bioelectronic Devices" has been accepted at Nanotechnology.


11/21/2019:¬†Invited presentation and panel discussions as a panelists at the IEEE¬†WAMIII/USP¬†Smart Pills Workshop 2019, Rockville, MD: "Gastric resident bio-electronics‚ÄĚ.¬†Thank you IEEE Standards Association and¬†United States Pharmacopeia for the invitation.¬†‚Äč‚Äč


10/8/2019:¬†Invited presentation at the Brown University, Providence, RI: "Multiscale additive manufacturing of functional electronics and biomedical devices‚Äč". Thank you Fluids and Thermal Sciences Group in the School of Engineering at Brown University for the invitation.¬†‚Äč‚Äč


6/28/2019:¬†Invited presentation at the 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) 2019, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore: "3D printed gastric resident biomedical electronics". Thank you Professor Benjamin C. K. Tee and the ICMAT for the invitation.¬†‚Äč‚Äč


6/27/2019: Invited presentation at the 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) 2019, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore: "Multiscale additive manufacturing of active electronic materials and devices". Thank you Professor Matteo Seita and the ICMAT for the invitation.


6/13/2019: Our invited article "Transforming military medicine with 3D printed bioelectronics" has been published and selected as the cover of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) Journal.


5/20/2019: Professor Kong has been selected to receive the 2019-2020 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Thank you Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) for the award.


4/22/2019: Thank you class of ME EN 4000 of Spring 2019 for the exciting and fun teaching experience! All the very best and please keep in touch! ūüôā


4/14/2019: Invited presentation at the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019, Baltimore, MD : "Multiscale additive manufacturing of electronics and biomedical devices". Thank you SPIE for the Rising Researcher award and the invitation.
[SPIE]


3/26/2019: Invited presentation at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore: "3D printing of functional electronics and ingestible biomedical devices". Thank you the Department of Biomedical Engineering of NUS for the invitation.


3/25/2019: Invited presentation at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore: "Additive manufacturing of electronics and biomedical devices". Thank you Professor Rachel Ee, Professor Christina Chai and the Department of Pharmacy of NUS for the exciting and fruitful visit.


3/13/2019:¬†Invited presentation at the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Conference 2019, San Antonio, TX:¬†"Additive manufacturing of functional electronics and ingestible biomedical devices". Thank you Dr. Pooran Joshi and the¬†TMS¬†for the invitation.¬†‚Äč


12/13/2018: Our article "3D Printed Gastric Resident Electronics" has been published at Advanced Materials Technologies, 1800490 (2018). 
[Department News]


12/13/2018: Professor Kong was awarded as SPIE Rising Researcher for his work in "Multiscale additive manufacturing of electronics and biomedical devices". 
[Department News | SPIE]


12/6/2018:¬†Invited presentation at the University of Hawai Ľi¬†at¬†MńĀnoa¬†(U.H. MńĀnoa), Honolulu, HI: "3D printing of functional electronics and ingestible biomedical devices". Thank you Professor Sangwoo Shin and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of¬†U.H. MńĀnoa¬†for the invitation.


12/3/2018:¬†Invited presentation at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED) 2018, Waikiki Beach, HI: "Multiscale additive manufacturing of biomedical devices". Thank you Professor Aaron Ohta and the IEEE-NANOMED for the invitation.¬†‚Äč


11/27/2018: Congratulations to Palal Ghosh for passing his Ph.D. qualifying examination!


11/26/2018: Invited presentation at the Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology (BIGHEART) Seminar, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore: "3D printing of functional electronics and ingestible biomedical devices". Thank you Professor John Ho and the NUS BIGHEART for the invitation.


09/05/2018: Our proposed collaborative research to develop a new class of¬†3D printed magneto-electroactive soft, continuum, compliant, and configurable (MESo-C3) mesoscale robotic devices¬†has recently been awarded with a total of $1,999,910 by the¬†Emerging Frontiers & Multidisciplinary Activities¬†(EFMA) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The vision of this four-year collaborative project between the University of Utah, the University of Minnesota, and Santa Clara University is to extend the capabilities of clinicians by enabling minimally invasive access to locations in the human body that are currently difficult or impossible to reach using a new class of 3D printed mesoscale robotic devices for a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The project is led by Professor Jake Abbot and in collaboration with Professor Kam Leang, Professor Yong Lin Kong (University of Utah), Professor Rajesh Rajamani (University of Minnesota), and Professor On Shun Pak (Santa Clara University).¬†‚Äč
‚Äč[NSF Award 1830958 |¬†Department News]


08/22/2018: Oral presentation for "Mobile Health Applications in the Medical Theater of Operations" session at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Orlando, FL: "Wireless gastric resident biomedical electronics". Thank you 2018 MHSRS Planning Committee for the opportunity.


08/20/2018: Invited presentation at 256th¬†American Chemical Society¬†(ACS) National Meeting, Boston, MA: "Additive manufacturing of ingestible gastric resident biomedical electronics".¬†Thank you Professor Leila Deravi and the¬†ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry (ANYL)‚Ä謆for the invitation.


07/14/2018: Our article "Addressing Unmet Clinical Needs with 3D Printing Technologies" has been published at Advanced Healthcare Materials, 1800417 (2018).


04/30/2018: Congratulations to Hakimi Nazlie, Yousef Alamri and Spencer Peterson for receiving the Summer 2018 UROP funding awards! We thank the Office of Undergraduate Research of The University of Utah for the generous support.


04/26/2018: Invited seminar at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY: "Advanced manufacturing of functional electronics and biomedical devices". Thank you Professor Michael Schrlau and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of RIT for the exciting and fruitful visit.


04/23/2018: Thank you class of ME EN 4000 of Spring 2018 for the exciting teaching experience! It has truly been a pleasure.


‚Äč03/12/2018:¬†Invited presentation at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2018 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona: "Additive manufacturing of nanomaterials-based devices". Thank you TMS Functional Materials Division for the invitation.


‚Äč02/06/2018: We have been awarded a United States patent that covers the 3D printing of active electronic materials and devices. ‚Äč
[Department News | U.S. Patent 9,887,356]
  1. "3D Printed Active Electronic Materials and Devices." U.S. Patent 9,887,356 (issued February 6, 2018).
  2. "3D Printed Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes." Nano Letters 14, 7017-7023 (2014).

12/7/2016: Professor Kong was honored as Technology Review Innovators under 35 by EmTech Asia and MIT Technology Review for his work on 3D printed electronics.


August 2016: Annual Robert S. Langer Laboratory beach party.


December, 2015: Final Public Oral with Professor Howard A. Stone and the Stonelab members.


December 2015: Farewell gathering with friends from Stonelab.


December 2013: Fund Experts Forum, Zurich, Switzerland.


October, 2013: Group photo with Professor Michael C. McAlpine and lab members.