Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
NH W308
(402) 472-3495

Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (2014)
  • M.S. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China (2007)
  • B.S. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China (2004)


  • PhD

We Have Openings

The team welcomes strong candidates at postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate levels.

​To apply for a graduate student position in (1) robotics/nanorobotics and (2) BioMEMS and bioengineering, candidates with experience in the following are encouraged:

​1. Robotics/Mechatronics: Experience in control systems; software deveopment and circuit development skills.
2. BioMEMS/microfluidics: Experience in device design and microfabrication, and cell culture.

Email a copy of your resume including education background, a list of courses and grades, overall GPA, relevant research/working experience, relevant publications, GRE score, and TOEFL score (for international applicants). In your email, please use “Graduate Applicant – Your Name” as the subject.

 Undergradute students who want to get hands-on experience about robotic automation and controls are also welcome.

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Nanorobotics
  • bioMEMS
  • Mechanobiology

About Ruiguo Yang

Dr. Ruiguo Yang received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michigan State University in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, he has been a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University and a research scientist at iNfinitesimal llc, a nanotechnology startup. He is the recipient of the Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems in 2010.

His current research interests include nanorobotics, bioMEMS and mechanobiology. His research group will design and develop micro/nanosystems for cellular engineering to manipulate cells through delivery of biomolecules, to study cell-cell interactions and to understand mechanotransduction under physio/pathological conditions, all at the single cell level.

He is a member of IEEE, ASME, Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening and Society of Experimental Mechanics.


Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Mechanical Eng. Northwestern University 2014-2016
Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. Electrical and Computer Eng. Michigan State University 2008-2014

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student, Michigan State University 2013
Best Paper Award, IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems 2010
Outstanding Graduate Student, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2007
Academic Achievement Award, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2000-2004