From 1999 to 2000, he joined the Coventor Inc, (Cambridge, MA) as a senior application engineer. Since 2000, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He served as the department chair from 2011 to 2017 (re-elected in 2014). Currently, he serves as the director general of the Instrument Technology Research Center. Since 2009, he serves as the board member of the Chinese Institute of Automation Engineering (CIAE). Since 2013, he is also the board member of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME). He is also the board member of ASME Tapei Chapter.
His research interests include microelectromechanical systems, nanotechnology, high-precision micromachining, flexible sensing arrays, sensor network, parallel processing, and semiconductor devices and vacuum microelectronics modeling. He has been consulted by more than three U.S-based companies and four Taiwan-based organizations. Dr. Yang is a member of IEEE. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Research Award as well as Dr. Da-Yu Wu Memorial Award (Outstanding Young Researcher Award) of the National Science Council. He also received the NTU Outstanding Researcher Award.