Yang Cao
Yang Cao
Professor and Director, Electrical Insulation Research Center, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute of Materials Science, School of Engineering, UConn
Elected to the Academy in 2020


Tongji University (Shanghai, China), 1992, BS, Applied Physics and 1995, MS, Condensed Matter Physics; UConn, 2002, PhD, Materials Science

Professional Area

High voltage engineering; Flexible electronics; HVDC/MVDC; Grid asset management


For seminal contributions to the understanding of physics of materials under extremely high field and the engineering of novel nanostructured dielectric materials for ultrahigh power density electrical energy conversions.