Yong Lin Kong portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


  • Y. L. Kong et al. (2017). Transmitting Location. Nature Biomedical Engineering. Published, 09/2017.
  • P. Nadeau et al. (2017). Prolonged Energy Harvesting for Ingestible Devices. Nature Biomedical Engineering. Published, 02/06/2017.
  • Y. L. Kong et al. (2016). 3D Printed Bionic Nanodevices. Nano Today. Published, 04/2016.
  • T. E. Greenwood, H. Cagle, B. Pulver, O. S. Pak & Y. L. Kong (2022). Ingestible Functional Magnetic Robot with Localized Flexibility (MR-LF). Advanced Intelligent Systems. Vol. 4. Published, 09/25/2022.
  • R. Lin, Y. Jin, R. R. Li, C. Jiang, J. Ping, C. J. Charles, Y. L. Kong & J. S. Ho (2022). Needle-integrated ultrathin bioimpedance microsensor array for early detection of extravasation. Biosensors & bioelectronics. Vol. 216, 114651. Published, 09/01/2022.
  • B. Elder & Y. L. Kong (2022). Heat management for electromagnetic 3D printing. Proceedings of the NASA 2022, UNSGC Fellowship Symposium. Published, 05/09/2022.
  • R. Lin, H.-J. Kim, S. Achavananthadith, Z. Xiong, J. K. W. Lee, Y. L. Kong & J. S. Ho (2022). Digitally-embroidered liquid metal wearable wireless systems. Nature Communications. Published, 03/2022.
  • S. Ghosh, M. V. Johnson, R. Neupane, J. Hardin, J. D. Berrigan, S. R. Kalidindi & Y. L. Kong (2022). Machine Learning-enabled Feature Classification of Evaporation-driven Multi-scale 3D Printing. Flexible and Printed Electronics. Vol. 7, 014011. Published, 03/01/2022.
  • B. Elder, Z. Zou, S. Ghosh, O. Silverberg, T. E. Greenwood, E. Demir, V. S.-E. Su, O. S. Pak & Y. L. Kong (2021). A 3D Printed Self-Learning Three-Linked Sphere Robot for Autonomous Confined Space Navigation. Advanced Intelligent Systems. 2170064. Published, 06/26/2021.
  • S. Banerji, Y. Shi, V. S.-E. Su, U. Ghosh, J. Cooke, Y. L. Kong, L. Liu & B. Sensale-Rodriguez (2021). Inversed Designed THz Spectral Splitters. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. Vol. 31, 425-428. Published, 03/12/2021.
  • S. Banerji, Y. Shi, U. Ghosh, J. Cooke, Y. L. Kong, L. Liu & B. Sensale-Rodriguez (2020). Computational design of THz spectral splitters. 45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz). Published, 11/2020.
  • Abramson A, Dellal D, Kong YL, Zhou J, Gao Y, Collins J, Tamang S, Wainer J, McManus R, Hayward A, Frederiksen MR, Water JJ, Jensen B, Roxhed N, Langer R & Traverso G (2020). Ingestible transiently anchoring electronics for microstimulation and conductive signaling. Science advances. Vol. 6, eaaz0127. Published, 08/28/2020.
  • S. Banerji, Y. Shi, U. Ghosh, V. S.-E. Su, J. Cooke, Y. L. Kong, L. Liu & B. Sensale-Rodriguez (2020). 3D printable compact THz spectral splitters via inverse design. Proc. SPIE 11499, Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications XI. Published, 08/20/2020.
  • Elder B, Neupane R, Tokita E, Ghosh U, Hales S & Kong YL (2020). Nanomaterial Patterning in 3D Printing. Advanced Materials. Vol. 32, e1907142. Published, 03/04/2020.
  • Hales S, Tokita E, Neupane R, Ghosh U, Elder B, Wirthlin D & Kong YL (2020). 3D printed nanomaterial-based electronic, biomedical, and bioelectronic devices. Nanotechnology. Vol. 31, 172001. Published, 02/06/2020.
  • Yong Lin Kong (2019). Transforming Military Medicine with 3D Printed Bioelectronics. Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center. Vol. 6. Published, 06/2019.
  • Kong, Yong Lin (2019). Multiscale additive manufacturing of electronics and biomedical devices. Proc. SPIE 10982, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications XI. Published, 05/2019.
  • Kong Y., Zou X., McCandler C., Kirtane A., Ning S., Zhou J., Abid A., Jafari M., Rogner J., Minahan D., Collins J., McDonnell S., Cleveland C., Bensel T., Tamang S., Arrick G., Gimbel A., Hua T., Ghosh U., Soares V., Wang N., Wahane A., Hayward A., Zhang S., Smith B., Langer R. & Traverso G. (2018). 3D-Printed Gastric Resident Electronics. Advanced Materials Technologies. Published, 12/13/2018.
  • Ghosh U, Ning S, Wang Y & Kong YL (2018). Addressing Unmet Clinical Needs with 3D Printing Technologies. Advanced healthcare materials. Vol. 7, e1800417. Published, 07/13/2018.
  • F. Boulogne & Y. L. Kong et al. (2016). Effect of the Polydispersity of a Colloidal Drop on the Drying Induced Stress as Measured by the Buckling of a Floating Sheet. Physical Review Letters. Published, 06/2016.
  • J. Feng et al. (2016). A Scalable Platform for Functional Nanomaterials via Bubble‐Bursting. Advanced Materials. Published, 03/2016.
  • Y. L. Kong et al. (2015). Bionic Graphene Nanosensors. Springer. Published, 11/2015.
  • Y. L. Kong et al. (2015). Deposition of Quantum dots in a Capillary Tube. Langmuir. Published, 10/2015.
  • B. N. Johnson et al. (2015). 3D Printed Nervous System on a Chip. Lab on a Chip. Published, 10/2015.
  • B.N. Johnson (2015). 3D Printed Anatomical Nerve Regeneration Pathways. Advanced Functional Materials. Published, 09/2015.
  • M.K. Gupta (2015). 3D Printed Programmable Release Capsules. Nano Letters. Published, 06/2015.
  • Y. L. Kong et al. (2014). 3D Printed Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes. Nano Letters. Published, 10/2014.
  • M.S. Mannoor et al. (2013). 3D Printed Bionic Ears. Nano Letters. Published, 05/2013.

Research Statement

Our group focuses on the development of novel advanced manufacturing technologies to create unique functional, interwoven architectures and devices that cannot be created with conventional fabrication methods. We seek to advance the scientific understanding that enables the assembling and processing of functional nanomaterials as well as the seamless integration of diverse classes of materials.  We develop a multi-scale, multi-material additive manufacturing approach that is fundamentally free from the constraint of the conventional two-dimensional, top-down fabrication methodologies. The abilities to create freeform multi-scale functional architectures and devices could overcome the geometrical, mechanical and material dichotomies between conventional manufacturing technologies and a broad range of three-dimensional systems. Ultimately, we strive to address unmet clinical needs by creating tailorable three-dimensional free-form biomedical devices with our advanced manufacturing technologies. 

Research Keywords

  • 3D printed electronics
  • 3D Printing
  • additive manufacturing
  • functional device printing
  • bioprinting
  • ingestible electronics
  • Biomedical Engineering

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Multi-scale, multi-materials extusion-based 3D printer. Contact: yong.kong@utah.edu .