Explore new frontier of micro devices and miniature instruments for aerospace engineering, such as ultrasound transducers for icing and deicing study for air flights.
Employ the unique advantages of “origami” concept to develop novel deformable electronics and systems with integrated functionalities and scalability, adaptive to broad applications including CubeSatellites, UAV, robotics and wearable electronics.
Integrate state-of-art technologies including nano/microfabrication, additive manufacturing, and roll-to-roll process for multiscale 3D manufacturing. Applications include sensor and sensing system for biomedical diagnosis, 3D tactile display for visually-impaired people, and lithium ion battery of high energy density.
Hongyu Yu received the BS and MS degrees in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA, in 2005. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California from 2005-2007. He joined Arizona State University (ASU), USA, in 2008 holding as assistant professor (2008-2014) and associate professor (2014-2017) in both School of Earth and Space Exploration and School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. During the tenure at ASU, he was the principal investigator for several projects from NASA, NSF and Intel with total fund of US$~5.5M. He has joined UST since new year day of 2018. His interest is providing engineering solutions for scientific studies and real-life demands. His research focuses on smart structures, sensors and sensing platforms, and miniature instrumentation with applications for cube satellites, aerial vehicles and consumer electronics.