Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular NanotechnologyISSN: 2324-8777

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Xun Yu

Xun Yu, PhD
Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
University of North Texas, USA

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Dr. Xun Yu joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he worked as an assistant professor from 2006-2010, and associate professor from 2010 -2011. Dr. Yu’s primary research areas include nanotechnology-based smart materials and smart structures, multifunctional materials for energy and biomedical applications, sensors, actuators and controls. His current projects include self-sensing concrete pavement that can monitor structure health and detect traffic flow, active noise cancellation systems for medical instruments, real-time non-intrusive driver sleepiness detection sensors and carbon nanotube-based devices. In the last five years, he has received more than $2.1 million external research funding with $1.2 million received as the principal investigator from funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Transportation. He also led several award-winning national student design and paper competitions. He has published over 41 journal papers, book chapters and conference papers, and he holds one patent.

Research Interest

Dr. Xun Yu's research interests include:

  • Nanotechnology based smart materials & smart structures
  • Intelligent transportaion and infrastructure systems
  • Multifunctional materials (for energy, biomedical applications)
  • Sensors and actuators, controls



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