Welcome to the Tang Group

Principal Investigator

Professor Jing Tang


Email: jingtang@umich.edu

Phone: (734) 936-2775

Office: 3458 G.G. Brown Laboratory


Dr. Jing Tang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining U-M, Jing initially served as a postdoctoral research fellow and subsequently assumed the role of a Physical Science Research Scientist with ​Professors ​​​​Yi Cui at Stanford and Jeffrey A. Reimer at UC Berkeley, inventing nature-inspired materials and devices for energy and sustainability in close collaboration with Professor Zhenan Bao at Stanford​. Before joining the Cui Group and the Reimer Group, Jing was a research fellow jointly advised by Professors Daniel S. Kohane at Harvard and Robert S. Langer at MIT and was working on therapies to treat neurological disorders, from biomaterials to smart drug delivery systems. ​​In her graduate work, supervised by Professors Gengfeng Zheng and Dean Dongyuan Zhao at Fudan University, Jing focused on bioelectronics-enabled artificial retina. Throughout the adventure of this scientific journey, Jing also has benefited greatly from the guidance and mentorship of Professor Bozhi Tian at the University of Chicago.  Jing feels extremely fortunate to have been inspired, trained, and supervised by the wisdom, insights, and vision of her extraordinary advisors. Her goal at U-M is to instill in the next generation of scientists with her curiosity, innovation, energy, passion, and enthusiasm for science.


2024 Fall  MECHENG 599 - Principles, Materials, Manufacturing, and Devices of Batteries (Graduate & Undergraduate)

Prof. Jing Tang will teach MECHENG 599  Principles, Materials, Manufacturing, and Devices of Batteries in the Fall of 2024. If you are interested in Jing's class, please feel free to email Jing. 

Instructor: Prof. Jing Tang

Held Weekly: Tuesday & Thursday 9-10: 30 AM, 2166 Dow Engineering Building

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday  12-1 PM or By Appointment (In Person, 3458 GG Brown) 

Lab Openings

We always welcome highly talented postdoctoral scholars, graduate candidates, undergraduate students, and high school students from any discipline. All prospective new graduate students and undergraduates from any department at U-M interested in our research on Electrochemistry, Batteries, Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), and Natural Wood Cellulose are welcome to attend the Tang Group and Subgroup Meetings. Please see the meeting schedule

Dr. Tang is looking for highly self-motivated Ph.D. students starting at any time in 2024 and 2025. Multiple open positions are available. If you are interested, please send your resume/CV and transcript to Dr. Tang (jingtang@umich.edu). Prospective graduate students must formally apply to the UMich graduate program. Read More.

Contact Us

Dr. Jing Tang

Email: jingtang@umich.edu

Phone: (734) 936-2775

Office: 3458 G.G. Brown Laboratory

2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Research Administrative

Kristina Owens

Email: owens@umich.edu

Phone: (734) 647-6154

Address: 2316 GGB

Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Michigan

Research Mission 

The Tang Group embodies a diverse range of expertise, covering multiple domains such as mechanical engineering, material science, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, climate science, environmental science, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering. Our approach is rooted in fundamental principles from thermal sciences, mechanics, materials, chemicals, chemistry, physics, and biology, which serve as the driving force behind our pioneering efforts in creating and inventing novel materials, manufacturing, energy devices, and electronics. Our overarching mission is to contribute to energy, sustainability and health and we find inspiration in learning from nature.

Group Values

We firmly believe in creating an inclusive and supportive environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We commit to holding ourselves and each other accountable and maintaining the highest standards of honor, integrity, and respect.  Our collective aim is to cultivate a welcoming environment that actively promotes diversity and inclusion. We firmly believe that a rich tapestry of perspectives and life experiences enhances our scientific discussions and empowers us to conduct meaningful research. In addition, ensuring equitable access to education is a fundamental aspect of our group's mission. We actively seek out creative individuals and warmly embrace individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds.

Recent Publications

Y. Wang#, T. G. Feric#, J. Tang#, C. Fang, S. Hamilton, D. M. Halat, B. Wu, H. Celik, G. Rim, T. DuBridge, J. Oshiro, R. Wang, Y. Cui,  A. H. A. Park,​ J. A. Reimer, Science Advances, 2024, 10, eadk2350. 

J. Tang, Z. Bao, et al., MIT Technology Review, 2024, 4.

Full Publications List

Group Highlights

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Year 2024

05/30-31/2024 Our group attended the 2024 Michigan Materials Research Institute (MMRI) Annual Summit, Prof. Tang was one of the Poster Session Chairs. We thank Prof. Amit Misra for the kind invitation.

05/20-22/2024 Our group attended the Cell & Electric Vehicles Symposium from May 20-22 at the University of Michigan. We thank Profs. Neil Dasgupta and Yiyang Li, as well as the Cell Journal Editors, for organizing and hosting this great event.

04/18/2024 Our undergraduate RISE Researcher James Shunzhi Zhang presents "NMR Spectroscopy for Solid-State Batteries" at the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Symposium (MEUS).

03/26/2024 Our group hosted The University of Chicago Prof.  Bozhi Tian's ME Seminar Series.

Bozhi Tian Speaks on "Deformable Composites: from Photostimulation to Living Bioelectronics"

03/16/2024 Our Graduate Student Julian Lopez has been named a 2024 ME Chair's Fellow! Congrats, Julian~

02/22/2024 Congratulations to Julian Lopez, our graduate student, on receiving the Rackham Merit Fellowship!

1/19/2024, We held our first group meeting for this semester, marking an excellent beginning! Kudos to our talented students!

Year 2023 

12/22/2023,  Our graduate student Ran Zhang started his project. Ran made our group logo. Happy Holidays!

12/15/2023 Our high school student Cindy Yan Tung Shum from The Lawrenceville School just got accepted into Stanford College! Congratulations, Cindy! You did it! We are so proud of you! #THISGirlIsONFire