Nanomaterial Energy Harvesting and Sensing (NES) Lab

Research Interests 

  • Sensors

  • Robotics

  • Dynamics, Controls

  • Energy Harvesting

  • Magnetic-plasmonic Nanoparticles 



Congratulations on Dr. Ya Wang, Dr. Allison R. Ficht, Dr. Tatyana I Igumenova, for receiving the 2020 T3: Texas A&M Triads for Transformation Award, entitled "Brain-on-A-chip: SPIO-Au MOFs Decorated 3D Scaffolds for Brain Tissue Regeneration"!

Congratulations on Dr. Ya Wang for receiving the 2019 Engineering Genesis Award

Congratulations on Ms. Muzhaozi Yuan for passing the Doctoral Final Dissertation in August 2019!

Congratulations on Ms. Jingfan Chen for passing her 2019 Ph.D Qualifier Exam!

Congratulations on our high schooler Mr. Sebastian Marin for being accepted by many prestigious universities such as Stanford University, VIPER at UPenn, MET at UC Berkeley!

On September 1, 2018, our lab has moved from Stony Brook University to Texas A&M University!


PI Ya Wang has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project, Understanding Dynamics of Ultra-small Magnetic Nanoparticles in the Brain for Neuron Regeneration Therapies​:

PI Ya Wang Receives $1 Million DOE's ARPA-E Funding to Develop a Synchronized Low-Energy Electronically-Chopped Passive-InfraRed (PIR) Sensor for Occupancy Detection (SLEEPIR)

Congratulations Zhangjie Chen for passing his 2017 Qualifier Exam! 

Congratulations Grace Hu for being selected as a 2017 National Regeneron STS Scholar and Siemens Competition SemifinalistShe has been accepted by many prestigious universities such as Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Caltech and UC Berkeley Engineering!

Congratulations Ms. Muzhaozi Yuan for passing her 2016 Ph.D Qualifier Exam! 

Congratulations Adarsh Karnati for being selected as a semi-finalist of 2016 The INTEL Science Talent Search. He has been accepted by many prestigious universities, including UC Berkeley EECS and Brown University EECS! 

Congratulations Brooke Ferber for being accepted by many prestigious universities, including Brown University (Program in Liberal Medical Education - Combined 8 year AB/MD program), Cornell University (Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar), Duke University, Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St Louis

Welcome new Ph.D student Chengjie Zhang (M.S. University of Florida, B.S. Shanghai Jiaotong University) 

PI Ya Wang Receives $2 Million DOE Grant to Create a New Super Energy-Saving Air Conditioning Vent


SBU (Y. Wang, Co-PI) receives a $2.5 million U.S. DOE Grant to condense water vapor from power plants

Congressman Lee Zeldin Congratulates Dr. Ya Wang on Receipt of $2 Million Federal Research Grant!


In support of National Women in Engineering day (NWED) on 23rd June, a number of women working in engineering, including Prof. Ya Wang, as well as some SAGE journal editors and board members, have been speaking about the importance of encouraging more girls and women to consider engineering as a potential career!

Congratulations Mr. Wei Deng for passing his Ph.D Qualifier Exam! 

Congratulations Emma Dong for being a semi-finalist of The INTEL Science Talent Search!

Congratulations Emma Dong for being accepted by the University of Pennsylvania Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology!

Ya Wang Ph.D

Associate Professor

Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow II

Mechanical Engineering

Texas A&M University

MEOB 227

College Station, TX 77843-3123


Phone: 979-458-8123


Nanomaterial  Energy Harvesting and Sensing (NES) Lab​

© August 2016 by NES

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