Fan Alex Yang, Vice President

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Fan Alex Yang is GAPSA's 2016-2017 Vice President. Fan is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in Materials Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Shanghai, one of the biggest cities in China, Fan loves city life and enjoys living in Philadelphia. He is a strong believer of the power of technology and strives to use it to improve people’s life. Fan will be truly proud if one day, his technology plays an amazing role in everyone’s daily life. 

As Vice President of GAPSA, Fan wants to invite you, all graduate and professional students to the GAPSA community. Not only can you enjoy yourselves in GAPSA events, but you can also get engaged in the organization, operation and movement of GAPSA, your student assembly. Simply find the GAPSA committee(s) you’re interested in, and ask the Chair(s) of this/these committee(s) for joining in! Your GAPSA life will begin right away with awesomeness following…

Fan can be reached at You can also try to catch him in Penn Park, Schuylkill River Trail, the Cinemark theater, Kimmel Center, City Tap House or his secret office where he usually shows up!

If you have general comments of suggestions regarding GAPSA, please do not hesitate to contact Fan at


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