Prof. Tony Jun Huang

Ascent Bio-Nanotechnologies, Inc.

Tony Jun Huang is a professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005, and his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Energy and Power Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. His research interests are acoustofluidics, optofluidics, and micro/nano systems for biomedical applications. He has authored/co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed journal publications and over 140 peer-reviewed conference papers in these fields. He serves as Vice Chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nanoengineering Council and chair of the ASME Society-Wide Micro/Nano Technology Forum. His research findings have been recognized with awards and honors such as the 2006 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award, a 2010 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award, a 2011 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Research Award, a 2011 JALA Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year Award, a 2012 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from Society for Manufacturing Engineering, a 2013 Faculty Scholar Medal from The Pennsylvania State University, and a 2013 American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholar Award. More information about him and his research group can be found at