Yu-Chung Chang, Ph.D.

Adjunct Affiliate Faculty

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Research Interests

  • Additive manufacturing/3D Printing
  • Polymer composite materials
  • Smartphone-based optical biosensor
  • Mobile point-of-care
  •  Thermal and mechanical analysis of polymer and consumer electronics

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Affiliate Faculty, 2023-Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University, 2020-2022
  • Hardware Engineer Ph.D. Intern, PPO-M, Apple Inc. 2018-2019


  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University, 2020
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, 2017
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University, 2014


  • President’s Award for Leadership at Washington State University Apr 2021
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 4th Symposium on Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Materials and Parts Student Presentation Competition, 1st Place, 2019
  • Washington State University Alfred Suksdorf Scholarship, Fall 2019
  • Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture 3MT 3rd Place Mar 2019
  • Washington State University GPSA Research Expo Poster 1st Place Mar 2018
  • President’s Award for Leadership at Washington State University Apr 2017
  • Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Expo Poster Presentation 3rd Place 2016
  • Materials Research Society Microscopy Contest (Technical Category) 3rd Place 2016
  • ASM International Inland Empire Chapter Student Research Paper Night 3rd Place, 2014
  • ASM International Inland Empire Chapter Optical Microscopy Contest 2nd Place, 2014
  • The Model Student of Taipei City award present by Mayor Ma Ying-Jeou 2005


Li, L., Li-Ju, W. A. N. G., Rongrong, S. U. N., & Chang, Y. C. (2019). U.S. Patent No. 11000853.

Selected Publications

Chang, Y. C., Chen, Y., Ning, J., Hao, C., Rock, M., Amer, M., … & Zhang, J. (2019). No Such Thing as Trash: A 3D-Printable Polymer Composite Composed of Oil-Extracted Spent Coffee Grounds and Polylactic Acid with Enhanced Impact Toughness. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7(18),15304-15310.

Chang, Y. C., Ge, X., Wang, L. J., Lee, S. S., Paulsen, M. H., Khan, Q. M., … & Du, D. (2018). An ultra low-cost smartphone device for in-situ monitoring of acute organophosphorus poisoning for agricultural workers. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 275, 300-305.

Zhou, W.#, Chang, Y. C.#, Liu, T., Fei, M. E., Hao, C., Zhao, B., … & Zhang, J. (2023). Biobased Aliphatic Polyurethane Vitrimer with Superior Mechanical Performance and Fluorescence-Based Defect Diagnostic Function. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 5(4), 3129-3137.

Shao, L., Chang, Y. C*., Zhao, B., Yan, X., Bliss, B. J., Fei, M. E., … & Zhang, J. (2023). Bona fide upcycling strategy of anhydride cured epoxy and reutilization of decomposed dual monomers into multipurpose applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 464, 142735.

Shao, L., Chang, Y. C*., Hao, C., Fei, M., Zhao, B., Bliss, B. J., & Zhang, J. (2022). A chemical approach for the future of PLA upcycling: from plastic wastes to new 3D printing materials. Green Chemistry.

Liu, W., Chang, Y. C., Hao, C., Liu, H., Zhang, J., Mielewski, D., & Kiziltas, A. (2022). Improving Thermal Reprocessability of Commercial Flexible Polyurethane Foam by Vitrimer Modification of the Hard Segments. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 4(7), 5056-5067.

Liu, W., Chang, Y. C., Zhang, J., & Liu, H. (2022). Wet-Spun Side-by-Side Electrically Conductive Composite Fibers. ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 4(4), 1979-1988.

Fei, M., Liu, T., Zhao, B., Otero, A., Chang, Y. C., & Zhang, J. (2021). From Glassy Plastic to Ductile Elastomer: Vegetable Oil-Based UV-Curable Vitrimers and Their Potential Use in 3D Printing. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 3(5), 2470-2479.

Yu, S., Zhou, Y., Sun, Y., Wu, S., Xu, T., Chang, Y. C., … & Zhu, J. J. (2021). Endogenous mRNA Triggered DNA‐Au Nanomachine for In Situ Imaging and Targeted Multimodal Synergistic Cancer Therapy. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 60(11), 5948-5958.

Cai, Y., Fu, J., Zhou, Y., Chang, Y. C., Min, Q., Zhu, J. J., … & Zhu, W. (2021). Insights on forming N, Ocoordinated Cu single-atom catalysts for electrochemical reduction CO 2 to methane. Nature communications, 12(1), 1-9.

Liu, L. X., Zhou, Y., Chang, Y. C., Zhang, J. R., Jiang, L. P., Zhu, W., & Lin, Y. (2020). Tuning Sn3O4 for CO2 reduction to formate with ultra-high current density. Nano Energy, 77, 105296.

Ma, C., Wei, H. F., Wang, M. X., Wu, S., Chang, Y. C., Zhang, J., … & Lin, Y. (2020). Hydrogen evolution reaction monitored by electrochemiluminescence blinking at single-nanoparticle level. Nano letters, 20(7), 5008-5016.

Falahati, M., Chang, Y. C., Ahmadvand, P., Zhou, W., Yi, A., & Li, L. (2020). Fabrication of aspherical polymeric lenses using tunable ferrogel molds. Applied optics, 59(8), 2632-2640.

Neill, D. L., Chang, Y. C., Chen, W., Li, L., & Xian, M. (2019). A Smartphone based Device for the Detection of Sulfane Sulfurs in Biological Systems. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.

Wang, L. J., Chang, Y. C., Osmanson, A. T., Zhang, J., & Li, L. (2018). Facile continuous production of soy peptide nanogels via nanoscale flash desolvation for drug entrapment. International journal of pharmaceutics, 549(1-2), 13-20.

Wang, L. J., Naudé, N., Chang, Y. C., Crivaro, A., Kamoun, M., Wang, P., & Li, L. (2018). An ultra‐low‐cost smartphone octochannel spectrometer for mobile health diagnostics. Journal of biophotonics, 11(8), e201700382.

Wang, L. J., Chang, Y. C., Sun, R., & Li, L. (2018, February). Ultra low-cost, portable smartphone optosensors for mobile point-of-care diagnostics. In Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XI (Vol. 10486, p. 104860X). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Wang, L. J., Chang, Y. C., Sun, R., & Li, L. (2017). A multichannel smartphone optical biosensor for highthroughput point-of-care diagnostics. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 87, 686-692.

Wang, L. J., Sun, R., Vasile, T., Chang, Y. C., & Li, L. (2016). High-throughput optical sensing immunoassays on smartphone. Analytical chemistry, 88(16), 8302-8308.

Sun, R., Chang, Y. C., Wang, L. J., & Li, L. (2016). Current Advancements of the Smartphone-Based Point-OfCarediagnosis. Int J Nano Stud Technol, 5(2), 102-109.

Wang, L. J., Chang, Y. C., Ge, X., Osmanson, A. T., Du, D., Lin, Y., & Li, L. (2016). Smartphone optosensing platform using a DVD grating to detect neurotoxins. ACS Sensors, 1(4), 366-373.

Liu, T., Wang, Y., Eyler, A., Chang, Y. C., & Zhong, W. H. (2015). Facilitating protein denaturation in organic solvent and the contribution to the promoting dispersion of graphite nanoplatelets in a polymer. eXPRESS Polymer Letters, 9(8).

Chang, Y. C., Wang, L. J., Jian, G., & Li, L. (2015). Soy Protein Nanocapsules Fabricated by Flash Desolvation Approach (FDA). Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 60.