Albert Yee

Professor Emeritus (Joint Appointment)
Office: 4068 Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building
Lab: 4560 Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building
(949) 824-9887 Office
(949) 824-3921 Lab
(949) 824-2541

Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2575


Yee's research focuses on the materials science aspects of polymers and soft materials, particularly on how they are used to impact nanotechnology. His recent projects include nanoimprinting and nanopatterning using polymers; biomedical, micro- and nano-devices fabricated from polymers; and fracture, failure and toughening of polymers, composites, and nanocomposites.

Yee has experience in industry as well as academe.  He was a research scientist at General Electric Research Lab, and served on the faculty of the University of Michigan, where he held teaching, research as well as administrative positions.  Prior to coming to Irvine he was the Executive Director of the Institute of Materials and Research Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore.  From 2004 to 2007 he was the Director of the California Institute for Telecommunication and Information Technology (Calit2), UC Irvine.  He is listed in as one of the most highly cited materials scientists. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Polymers, Materials Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society.  In 1994 he won the Japan 94 Award of the International Adhesion Society.

Yee’s research group is highly diverse.  He has had Ph.D. students from chemistry, physics, materials science, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering.  His former students now all have successful careers in chemical, microelectronics, and automotive industries, in patent law, as well as in several universities.