Radar NDE, Structural Engineering, Concrete Materials, Structural Stability Dielectric Measurement and Modeling of Materials
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
Dr. Yu received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in the field of structural engineering and materials, specializing in the remote electromagnetic imaging of concrete structures. He is a recipient of the 2008 ASNT Fellowship Award (Cleveland, Ohio) and 2010 Fellow of the JSPS (Tokyo, Japan). He received the Donald Leitch Award from the CEE Department at UML for outstanding research performance. He is a member to ASCE, ACI, IEEE, ASNT, SEM, AAAS, and Sigma Xi. He is a senior member to SPIE. His research has been sponsored by NIST, AFRL, NSF, DOE, U.S.DOT, UMass S&T Office. His research is currently supported by the U.S.DOT through the UTC (University Transportation Center) Region 1 -- Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) (led by UMaine) since 2018.