Yun Bo Yi

Yun Bo Yi

Yun Bo Yi
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
University of Denver, USA


Yun-Bo Yi is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver located in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2001. After working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Scientist for four more years in Michigan, he joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. His current research interest is mainly in the area of thermal-mechanical instabilities and damping in multiscale engineering structures. He is also an active researcher in numerical simulations of percolation and material properties of random fibrous, particulate and porous media. He authored and coauthored nearly 30 journal publications. He has also served as a reviewer for more ten prestigious journals.

Research Interest

• Multiscale Heterogeneous Random Materials: numerical simulation of mechanical, electrical and transport properties; modeling of fibrous, particulate and porous media; percolation phenomena; compaction of random particles

• Thermo-mechanical systems: damping mechanisms in MEMS and NEMS; frictionally excited thermoelastic instabilities in sliding systems such as automotive brakes and clutches

• Numerical modeling and characterization of biomaterials: macromolecular motion in confined channels; intracellular ionic diffusion; image analysis and mechanical reconstruction of cellular organelles "