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Dr. Yongke Yan

Dr. Yongke Yan, Associate Research Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
230 Innovation Blvd, Room 108 The 230 Bldg, State College, PA 16803


Rresearch interests:

  • High performance textured piezoelectric ceramics;
  • Tunable electronics components (inductors, piezoelectric transformers, capacitors, etc.);
  • Magnetoelectric composite materials and devices;
  • Design multifunctional materials for sensing, actuating and energy harvesting;
  • Multilayer electronic ceramic technology, including low-temperature cofiring ceramics (LTCC), multilayer piezoelectric actuator, multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC), etc.



Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

B.E. in Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, China



Sep. 2018 –

Associate research professor, Penn State University, University Park, USA.

July 2016 – Aug 2018

Research assistant professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA.

Nov. 2013 –Jun. 2016

Research scientist, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA.

Mar. 2012 – Nov. 2013

Research associate, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA.

Apr. 2010 – Mar. 2012

Postdoctoral associate, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA.

Nov. 2008 – Mar. 2010

NIMS postdoctoral researcher, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan.


Publications (Author on 40+ peer-reviewed journal publications, 5 patents, 4 booker chapters.)


  1. Y. Yan, L. D. Geng, Y. Tan, J. Ma, L. Zhang, M. Sanghadasa, K. Ngo, A. W. Ghosh, Y. U. Wang & S. Priya, “Colossal tunability in high frequency magnetoelectric voltage tunable inductors”, Nature Communications, 9, 4998 (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07371-y.
  2. Y. Yan, J. E. Zhou, D. Maurya, Y. U. Wang, S. Priya, “Giant piezoelectric voltage coefficient in grain-oriented modified-PbTiO3 material”, Nature communications, 7,13089 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13089.
  3. Y. Yan, L. D. Geng, L. Zhang, X. Gao, S. Gollapudi, H. Song, S. Dong, M. Sanghadasa, K. Ngo, Y. U. Wang & S. Priya, “Correlation between tunability and anisotropy in magnetoelectric voltage tunable inductor (VTI)”, Scientific Reports, 7, 16008 (2017). DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-14455-0.
  4. Y. Yan, Y. Zhou, and S. Priya, “Enhanced magnetoelectric effect in longitudinal-longitudinal mode laminate with cofired interdigitated electrodes”, Applied Physics Letters, 104, 032911 (2014). DOI: 10.1063/1.4862183.
  5. Y. Yan, A. Marin, Y. Zhou, and S. Priya, “Enhanced vibration energy harvesting through multilayer textured Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbZrO3-PbTiO3 piezoelectric ceramics”, Energy Harvesting and Systems, 1(3-4), 189-195 (2014). DOI 10.1515/ehs-2014-0001.
  6. Y. Yan, S. Priya, “Strong piezoelectric anisotropy d15/d33 in<111> textured Pb (Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-Pb (Zr, Ti)O3 ceramics”, Applied Physics Letters, 107 (8), 082909 (2015). DOI: 10.1063/1.4929459.
  7. Y. Yan, Y. Zhou, and S. Priya, “Enhanced electromechanical coupling in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 <001>C radially textured cylinders”, Applied Physics Letters, 104, 012910 (2014). DOI: 10.1063/1.4861224.
  8. Y. Yan, Y. Zhou, and S. Priya, “Giant Self-Biased Magnetoelectric Coupling in Cofired Textured Layered Composites”, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 052907 (2013). DOI: 10.1063/1.4791685.
  9. Y. Yan, K. Cho, D. Maurya, A. Kumar, S. Kalinin, A. Khachaturyan, and S. Priya, “Giant energy density in [001]-textured Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)-PbZrO3-PbTiO3 piezoelectric ceramics”, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 042903 (2013). DOI: 10.1063/1.4789854.
  10. Y. Yan, Y. U. Wang, and S. Priya, “Electromechanical Behavior of [001]-Textured Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 Ceramics”, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 192905 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4712563.