Nicky Yang

M.S. Student

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

390 Kimball Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853


Nicky began his Masters of Science degree at Cornell University in Fall 2017. Nicky’s primary research interests are in the areas of microfluidics with energy-related, biological and medical applications. He previously worked on developing a real-time monitoring system for lipid content in algae cells, and he is currently working on developing a novel biosensor for Lyme disease detection.


Nicky graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in June of 2017 with a B.S. in chemical and biomolecular engineering. As an undergraduate,  Nicky worked on various research projects including modifying polysulfone membranes for better fouling resistance during ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis processes. His capstone project was on designing a hypothetical ethylene plant in Argentina.

Nicky joined the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory at Cornell University in October of 2017.

In his leisure time, Nicky enjoys photography, playing the piano, playing tennis, and snowboarding.


M.S. (2019 expected) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S. (2017) University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering