Professor Emeritus of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Senior Advisor to the Vice-President (Research and Development)
Individual Research Interest
Impact dynamics; dynamic response and failure of structures under impact; energy absorbing materials and systems; cellular materials; textile composites and nano-composites.
Prof Yu has extensive research experience in impact dynamics and engineering plasticity. Before joining HKUST, he was a professor and head of the Solid Mechanics Division in PekingUniversity, Beijing, China (1984-1991), and a reader in UMIST, UK (1992-1995). He was the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKUST, in 2002-2007; was Associate Vice-President for Research and Development and the Founding Dean of Fok Ying Tung Graduate School, HKUST, in 2007-2010. Before retirement in July 2010, he was Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has published 11 books and more than 350 refereed journal papers. In 2012-2015, he was Senior Advisor to Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies at HKUST. He is Fellow of ASME, IMechE and HKIE; Co-editor of International Journal of Mechanical Sciences and Associate Editor of International Journal of Impact Engineering.