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Tzuyang Yu

Tzu Yang Yu
Dr. Tzu-Yang YuAssociate Professor

Research Interests

Electromagnetic properties of materials; FDTD; FEA; structural dynamics; structural stability; concrete materials

Theoretical modeling and experimental measurement of dielectric properties of construction materials; structural health monitoring of bridges and buildings; FDTD of electromagnetic wave scattering; far-field airborne radar nondestructive testing (FAR-NDT); stability behavior of concrete structures; structural dynamics

Education

  • Ph D: Civil and Environmental Engineering, (2008), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Condition Assessment of GFRP-retrofitted Concrete Cylinders Using Electromagnetic Wave Measurements
  • Other: Civil and Environmental Engineering, (2002), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Behavior of a Coupled Arch System
  • MS: Civil Engineering, (1998), National Central University - Chungli, Taiwan
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Ultimate Bearing Capacity Analysis of Composite Ground Structures
  • BS: Construction Engineering, (1996), National Yunlin University of Science and Technology - Yunlin, Taiwan
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dynamic Behavior of Structural Systems Considering the Soil-Structure Interaction Effect

Biography

Dr. Yu received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in the field of structural engineering and materials. He is a recipient of the 2008 ASNT Fellowship Award (Cleveland, Ohio) and 2010 Fellow of the JSPS (Tokyo, Japan).

Awards and Honors

  • Graduate Fellowship - Department of Civil Engineering, National Central University
  • Graduate Research Assistantship - National Science Foundation
  • Overseas Graduate Scholarship - Ministry of Education
  • Cambridge Who's Who (2010)
  • Fellow (2010), Scholarship/Research - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Tokyo, Japan
  • Marquis Who's Who in America (2009)
  • Outstanding Alumni of 2009 (2009) - National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
  • ASNT 2008 Fellowship Award (2008) - American Society of Nondestructive Testing
  • ASNT Fellowship Award (2008), Scholarship/Research - American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Columbus, Ohio
  • Metropolitan Who's Who (2006)
  • The Schoettler Scholarship (2004) - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Overseas Graduate Scholarship (2004), Scholarship/Research - Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • The Schoettler Scholarship (2004), Scholarship/Research - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Graduate Fellowship (1999), Scholarship/Research - Department of Civil Engineering, National Central University (Taiwan)
  • Undergraduate Scholarship (1993) - STT Foundation of Cultural and Education
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Fellowship (1993), Scholarship/Research - Foundation of Taipei Construction Hall (Taiwan)
  • Undergraduate Scholarship (1993), Scholarship/Research - S.T.T. Foundation of Cultural and Education (Taiwan)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Fellowship (1992), Scholarship/Research - Foundation of Taipei Construction Hall (Taiwan)

Publications

  • Yu, T., Owusu Twumasi , J. (2015) "Continuous and Discontinuous Accelerated Corrosion Tests on Steel Rebar inside Sodium Chloride Solution using Impressed Current Technique ," Construction and Building Materials
  • Yu, T., Cheng, T.K., Zou, A., Lau, D. (2015) "Defect Detection of FRP-bonded Concrete System using Acoustic-laser and Imaging Radar Techniques ," Construction and Building Materials
  • Tang, Q., Yu, T. (2015) "Finite element analysis for the damage detection of light pole structures ," SPIE Smart Structures/Nondestructive Evaluation 2015
  • Owusu Twumasi , J., Yu, T. (2015) "Forward and inverse dielectric modeling of oven-dried cement paste specimens in the frequency range of 1.02 GHz to 4.50 GHz ," SPIE Smart Structures/Nondestructive Evaluation 2015
  • Le, V., Yu, T. (2015) "Mass and stiffness estimation using mobile devices for structural health monitoring ," SPIE Smart Structures/Nondestructive Evaluation 2015
  • Zou, X., Schmitt, T., Perloff, D., Wu, N., Yu, T., Wang, X. (2015) "Nondestructive corrosion detection using fiber optic photoacoustic ultrasound generator," Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation 62: pp. 74-80
  • Yaman, F., Yakhno, V.G., Ozdemir, C., Yu, T., Potthast, R. (2015) "Recent theory and applications on inverse problems 2014," Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2015:
  • Yu, T., Owusu Twumasi , J., Le, V., Tang, Q., D'Amico, N. (2015) "Surface and Subsurface Remote Sensing of Concrete Structures using Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging ," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering
  • Wang, M., Jeon, S., Su, C., Yu, T., Tan, L., Chiang, L.Y. (2015) "Synthesis of Photoswitchable Magnetic Au–Fullerosome Hybrid Nanomaterials for Permittivity Enhancement Applications ," Molecules pp. 14746-14760
  • Gladstone, R., Yu, T. (2014) "Denoising analysis of synthetic aperture radar images using discrete wavelet transform for the radar NDE of concrete specimens ," SPIE Smart Structures/Nondestructive Evaluation 2014
  • Yu, T., Owusu Twumasi , J. (2014) "Dielectric modeling of cementitious specimens using an open-ended coaxial probe in the frequency range of 0.5GHz to 4.5 GHz ," SPIE Smart Structures/Nondestructive Evaluation 2014
  • Yu, T. (2014) "Laser-based Sensing ,"
  • Yu, T., Nonis, C., Niezrecki, C., Ahmed, S., Su, C., Zou, X. (2014) "Multi-modal remote sensing for the condition assessment of concrete bridges using distant imaging radar and digital image correlation. ," Structural Congress, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), ASCE
  • Yu, T. (2014) "Laser-based sensing for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures," Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures 1: pp. 327-356
  • Yu, T., Su, C.F., Ahmed, S. (2013) "Distant electromagnetic characterization of a reinforced concrete beam under mechanical loading,"
  • Yu, T. (2013) "Inverse synthetic aperture radar imaging for subsurface rebar detection in concrete structures,"
  • Yu, T., Wilson, J. (2013) "Nondestructive monitoring and modeling of subsurface rebar corrosion in reinforced concrete slabs using half-cell potential,"
  • Yu, T. (2013) "“Chapter 11: Laser-based Sensing”," Woodhead Publishing
  • Zou, X.A., Chao, A.B., Wu, N.C., Tian, Y.C., Yu, T., Wang, X.A. (2013) "A novel Fabry-Perot fiber optic temperature sensor for early age hydration heat study in Portland cement concrete," Smart Structures and Systems 12:1 pp. 41-54
  • Yu, T., Boyaci, B., Wu, H. (2013) "Simulated transient electromagnetic response for the inspection of GFRP-wrapped concrete cylinders using radar NDE," Research in Nondestructive Evaluation 24:3 pp. 125-153
  • Wilson, J., Yu, T. (2013) "Accelerated artificial corrosion monitoring of reinforced concrete slabs using the half-cell potential method,"
  • Nonis, C., Niezrecki, C., Yu, T., Ahmed, S., Su, C., Schmidt, T. (2013) "Structural health monitoring of bridges using digital image correlation," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8695:
  • Yu, T., Su, C., Lai, C., Wu, H. (2013) "Wideband subsurface radar for bridge structural health monitoring and nondestructive evaluation," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8694:
  • Zou, X., Chao, A., Tian, Y., Wu, N., Tian, T., Yu, T., Wang, X. (2012) "A novel Fabry-Perot fiber optic temperature sensor embedded into Portland cement concrete for early age hydration heat study,"
  • Yu, T., Boyaci, B., Wu, F.H. (2012) "A parametric study of the transient electromagnetic response of GFRP-wrapped concrete cylinders,"
  • Zou, X., Chao, A., Tian, Y., Wu, N., Zhang, H., Yu, T., Wang, X. (2012) "An experimental study on the concrete hydration process using Fabry-Perot fiber optic temperature sensors," Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation 45:5 pp. 1077-1082
  • Liu, H., Yu, T., Wang, M.L. (2012) "Condition assessment of rebar corrosion in concrete bridge decks using ground-penetrating radar," Proc SPIE Smart Structures/NDE
  • Yu, T., Ahmed, S. (2012) "Dielectric dispersion of cement paste and cement mortar specimens in the frequency range of 0.5GHz to 2GHz,"
  • Yu, T., Niezrecki, C., Lai, C.P., Schmidt, T., Ahmed, S., Nonis, C. (2012) "Multi-modal remote sensing system for the surface and subsurface inspection of bridges,"
  • Yu, T., Niezrecki, C., Amsari, F. (2012) "Multi-modal remote sensing system for transportation infrastructure inspection and monitoring,"
  • Yu, T. (2012) "Noncontact microwave NDT for rebar detection in concrete bridge piers using inverse synthetic aperture radar imaging," Orlando, FL
  • Yu, T., Niezrecki, C., Noris, C., Lai, C.P. (2012) "Multi-modal remote sensing system for the surface and subsurface inspection of bridges," Proc 14th Intl Conf Structural Faults & Repair
  • Yu, T. (2011) "Dielectric deamplification of multiphase cementitious composites in the frequency range of 0.5~4.5 GHz,"
  • Solak, I.C., Yu, T. (2011) "Dielectric Measurement and Modeling of Cementitious Composite Panels Using a Coaxial Probe,"
  • Yu, T. (2011) "Distant Damage-Assessment Method for Multilayer Composite Systems Using Electromagnetic Waves," Journal of Engineering Mechanics 137:8 pp. 547-560
  • Yu, T., Boyaci, B. (2011) "Geometric Analysis for the Size Estimation of Subsurface Delamination in Transient Electromagnetic Response,"
  • Lai, C.P., Ren, Y.J., Yu, T. (2011) "Scanning array radar system for bridge subsurface imaging,"
  • Yu, T., Haupt, R. (2010) "Damage inspection of fiber reinforced polymer-concrete systems using a distant acoustic-laser NDE technique,"
  • B?y?k?zt?rk, O., Yu, T. (2009) "Far-field radar NDT technique for detecting GFRP debonding from concrete," Construction and Building Materials 23:4 pp. 1678-1689
  • Laflamme, S., Yu, T., Connor, J.J. (2009) "Intelligent controller for smart base isolation of masonry structures,"
  • Yu, T. (2009) "Damage Detection of GFRP-concrete Systems Using Electromagnetic Waves: Theory and Experiment," Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP)
  • Yu, T. (2009) "Determining the optimal parameters in a distant radar NDE technique for debonding detection of GFRP-concrete systems," 7294:
  • Yu, T., B?y?k?zt?rk, O. (2008) "A far-field airborne radar NDT technique for detecting debonding in GFRP-retrofitted concrete structures," NDT and E International 41:1 pp. 10-24
  • Bagheri, S., Yu, T. (2008) "Hyperspectral sensing for assessing nearshore water quality conditions of Hudson/Raritan Estuary," Journal of Environmental Informatics 11:2 pp. 123-130
  • Yu, T., Buyukozturk, O. (2008) "A distant real-time radar NDE technique for the in-depth inspection of glass fiber reinforced polymer-retrofitted concrete columns," 6934:
  • Buyukozturk, O., Yu, T. (2007) "A novel structural assessment technique to prevent damaged FRP-wrapped concrete bridge piers from total collapse,"
  • B?y?k?zt?rk, O., Yu, T., Ortega, J.A. (2006) "A methodology for determining complex permittivity of construction materials based on transmission-only coherent, wide-bandwidth free-space measurements," Cement and Concrete Composites 28:4 pp. 349-359
  • Yu, T. (2006) "Detecting deterioration behind GFRP wrap strengthening of bridge columns,"
  • Buyukozturk, O., Yu, T. (2006) "Understanding and assessment of debonding failures in FRP-concrete systems,"
  • Bagheri, S., Peters, S., Yu, T. (2005) "Retrieval of marine water constituents from AVIRIS data in the Hudson/Raritan Estuary," International Journal of Remote Sensing 26:18 pp. 4013-4027
  • Buyukozturk, O., Yu, T. (2003) "Structural health monitoring and seismic impact assessment,"
  • Yu, T., Chang, J.H. (2000) "Finite element analysis of the energy criterion for crack extension.,"
  • Chang, J.H., Yu, T. (2000) "Calculation of energy flux vector on a plane crack in elastic bimaterial media,"

Presentations

  • “Multi-Modal Remote Sensing System for Bridge Inspection and Monitoring”, February 2013
  • “Advanced Sensing Technologies for the Condition Assessment of Civil Infrastructure” - 1.562 High-Performance Structures MEng Project, February 2012 - Cambridge, MA
  • “Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging for the Distant Inspection of Multi-layer GFRP-concrete Structures”, October 2011 - Taipei, Taiwan
  • "Remote Surface and Subsurface Sensing of Multilayer Concrete Systems", February 2011 - North Dartmouth, MA
  • "Far-field Airborne Radar Nondestructive Testing Technique for Strengthened/ Repaired Concrete Structures Using Fiber Reinforced Polymers", January 2011 - Taiwan
  • "Introduction to Finite Difference Time Domain Methods", January 2011 - Tsukuba, Japan
  • "Engineering Education -- Perspective from a MIT Alumni", January 2011 - Tsukuba, Japan
  • "Far-field Airborne Radar Nondestructive Testing (FAR NDT)", January 2011 - Tsukuba, Japan
  • "Far-field Airborne Radar Nondestructive Testing (FAR NDT)", January 2011 - Tsukuba, Japan
  • "Far-field Airborne Radar Nondestructive Testing (FAR NDT)" - Japan Radio Company (JRC), January 2011 - Mitaka, Japan
  • "Design, Manufacturing and Application of Structural Concrete", January 2011 - Tsukuba, Japan
  • "Failures of Civil Infrastructure", January 2011 - Tsukuba, Japan
  • "Introduction to Structural Inspection in Civil Engineering", March 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • "A distant nondestructive testing method for the inspection of concrete structures", December 2009 - Yunlin, Taiwan
  • "Development of a far-field inspection method for concrete structures", December 2009 - Yunlin, Taiwan
  • "A distant imaging technique for FRP-concrete structures using inverse aperture radar", December 2009 - Chungli, Taiwan
  • "A distant radar nondestructive evaluation technique for the in-depth damage detection of multi-layer concrete structures", September 2009 - Kingston, RI
  • "Introduction to Engineering", March 2009 - Lowell, MA

Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Yu, T."System and Method for Detecting Damage, Defect, and Reinforcement in Fiber Reinforced Polymer-bonded Concrete Systems Using Far Field Radar," #20,090,222,221 United States

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Fellow (), Fellowship - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Multi-modal Remote Sensing System (MRSS) for Transportation Infrastructure Inspection and Monitoring (), Grant - U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
    Yu, T. (Principal)
  • VOTERS (Vehicle Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors) (), Grant - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Yu, T. (Principal)
  • An Automated System for Rail Transit Infrastructure Inspection (2012), Grant - U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
    Yu, T. (Co-Principal), Xie, Y. (Co-Principal)
  • VOTERS (Vehicle Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors) (2009), Grant - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Experimental measurement of the radiation pattern of a radar antenna in the micro (2014), - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
    Yu, T. (Principal)
  • Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors (VOTERS) (2009), Contract - NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS
    Yu, T. (Principal)
  • Measurement of Microwave-Frequency Responsive Fullerenyl Dielectric Metamaterials (2013), - AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY
    Yu, T. (Principal)
  • Inspection and Monitoring of Parking Garages in Lowell, MA (2012), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Yu, T.
  • Measurement of Microwave-Frequency Responsive Fullerenyl Dielectric Metamaterials (2011), Grant - UES, Inc. (from Air Force Research Laboratory)
    Yu, T. (Principal)
  • Multi-modal Remote Sensing System (MRSS) for Transportation Infrastructure Inspection and Monitoring (2011), Grant - U.S. Department of Transportation
    Yu, T.
  • Measurement of Microwave-Frequency Responsive Fullerenyl Dielectric Metamaterials (2011), - AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY
    Yu, T. (Principal)
  • Scale-up Synthesis of Microwave-Frequency Responsive Fullerenyl Dielectric Metamaterials (2011), Grant - UES, Inc. (from Air Force Research Laboratory)
    Yu, T. (Principal)
  • Consortium on Anytime-Anywhere-Anyway (AAA) Transportation Information (2010), Grant - UMass S&T Office
    Yu, T.