Yaroslava Yingling

Distinguished Professor, University Faculty Scholar and Undergraduate Program Director

Distinguished Professor
Director of Undergraduate Programs
University Faculty Scholar
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Yaroslava G. Yingling is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University.  She received her University Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering from St. Petersburg State Technical University of Russia and her PhD in Materials Engineering and High Performance Computing from the Pennsylvania State University in 2002. She carried out postdoctoral research at Penn State University Chemistry Department and at the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute prior to joining North Carolina State University in 2007. She is an Editor for Springer Journal of Materials Science and an Editorial Board Member of ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering and ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. She received the National Science Foundation CAREER award, American Chemical Society Open Eye Young Investigator Award and was named an NC State University Faculty Scholar. She was inducted into the NC State Research Leadership Academy in 2021 and received NC State Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award.


Ph.D. 2002

Materials Engineering and High Performance Computing Applications

Pennsylvania State University

B.S. (University Diploma) 1996

Computer Science and Engineering

St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russia

Honors and Awards

  • Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award, 2021
  • University Faculty Scholar, North Carolina State University, 2014
  • OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the ACS Computers in Chemistry (COMP) Division, 2012
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2012
  • NIH National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research exceptional stipend, 2007
  • Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from the Materials Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • Braucher Fellowship for Graduate Student Research , 2002
  • Miller Graduate Student Research Award , 2001


Assessment of AMBER Force Fields for Simulations of ssDNA
Oweida, T. J., Kim, H. S., Donald, J. M., Singh, A., & Yingling, Y. G. (2021), JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THEORY AND COMPUTATION, 17(2), 1208–1217. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00931
Controlled Organization of Inorganic Materials Using Biological Molecules for Activating Therapeutic Functionalities
Chandler, M., Minevich, B., Roark, B., Viard, M., Johnson, M. B., Rizvi, M. H., … Afonin, K. A. (2021), ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 8. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c09230
Insights into Structure and Aggregation Behavior of Elastin-like Polypeptide Coacervates: All-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Li, N. K., Xie, Y., & Yingling, Y. G. (2021), JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 8. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c02822
Phenotypic effects of changes in the FTVTxK region of an Arabidopsis secondary wall cellulose synthase compared with results from analogous mutations in other isoforms
Burris, J. N., Makarem, M., Slabaugh, E., Chaves, A., Pierce, E. T., Lee, J., … Haigler, C. H. (2021), PLANT DIRECT, 5(8). https://doi.org/10.1002/pld3.335
Uncertainty Quantification and Sensitivity Analysis of Partial Charges on Macroscopic Solvent Properties in Molecular Dynamics Simulations with a Machine Learning Model
Peerless, J. S., Kwansa, A. L., Hawkins, B. S., Smith, R. C., & Yingling, Y. G. (2021), JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION AND MODELING, 61(4), 1745–1761. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01204
Weakly Ionically Bound Thermosensitive Hyperbranched Polymers
Lee, H., Stryutsky, A., Mahmood, A.-U., Singh, A., Shevchenko, V. V., Yingling, Y. G., & Tsukruk, V. V. (2021), LANGMUIR, 37(9), 2913–2927. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03487
Anisotropic Optical and Frictional Properties of Langmuir-Blodgett Film Consisting of Uniaxially-Aligned Rod-Shaped Cellulose Nanocrystals
Chae, I., Ngo, D., Chen, Z., Kwansa, A. L., Chen, X., Meddeb, A. B., … Kim, S. H. (2020), ADVANCED MATERIALS INTERFACES, 7(9). https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201902169
Co-assembling Polysaccharide Nanocrystals and Nanofibers for Robust Chiral Iridescent Films
Xiong, R., Singh, A., Yu, S., Zhang, S., Lee, H., Yingling, Y. G., … Tsukruk, V. V. (2020), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(31), 35345–35353. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c08571
Effect of Octadecylamine Surfactant on DNA Interactions with Graphene Surfaces
Kim, H. S., Brown, N. A., Zauscher, S., & Yingling, Y. G. (2020), Langmuir, 36(4), 931–938. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02926
In silico structure prediction of full-length cotton cellulose synthase protein (GhCESA1) and its hierarchical complexes
Singh, A., Kwansa, A. L., Kim, H. S., Williams, J. T., Yang, H., Li, N. K., … Yingling, Y. G. (2020), Cellulose, 27(10), 5597–5616. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-020-03194-7

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REU site: Sustainable Materials Research with Data Science (MAT-DAT)
National Science Foundation (NSF)(4/01/22 - 3/31/25)
Collaborative Research: Probing Coordination Specificity of Metalloprotein Domains with Peptide-Polymer Amphiphile Self Assembly
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/21 - 7/31/24)
Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center
National Science Foundation (NSF)(10/01/21 - 9/30/26)
Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation (CLSF)
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(8/01/18 - 7/31/22)
NextGen Fellowship – Accelerating Materials Science and Educating the​ ​Next​ Generation​ ​of​ ​Scientists​ ​and​ Engineers
Schmidt Family Foundation(5/01/18 - 9/30/18)
Heteroaggregation for Nanomanufacturing and Magnetic Alignment of Multifunctional Nanoparticles
National Science Foundation (NSF)(6/01/18 - 5/31/22)
Collaborative Research: Design Principles for Multi-functional Polymer Dispersion Blends
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/01/17 - 7/31/21)
Composite Packed-Bed Nanofiltration for High-throughput Desalination
NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(9/01/16 - 8/31/17)
EMN-14-S-S-05 Modeling of Diffusion of Additive Compounds in Rubber
Eastman Chemical Company(11/30/-1 - 10/31/17)
Wetting of Patterned Silicon Surfaces
Eastman Chemical Company(1/01/14 - 8/01/14)