Yong Lin Kong is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah (2018 – Present). Previously, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016 - 2017), working with Professor Robert S. Langer & Giovanni Traverso. He received a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honors from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2010), an M.A. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University (2012) and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Princeton University (2016) with Professor Michael C. McAlpine and Professor Howard A. Stone. His research is focused on the fabrication of biomedical devices and the printing of nanomaterial-based functional devices. He is a recipient of the NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award, Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia Award, SPIE Rising Researcher Award, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, The Daniel & Florence Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Sayre Graduate Prize, and the HKUST Academic Achievement Medal. He is also a recipient of the College of Engineering Top Undergraduate Teachers (Fall 2019, Spring 2020) & College of Engineering Top Graduate Teachers (Fall 2019) at the University of Utah, and the Kaufman Teaching Certificate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Kong is an active invited reviewer for peer-review research journals such as for Nature, Advanced Materials, PNAS, Langmuir, etc. He is also an active symposium organizer for SPIE and the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).