Yu's Research Group
School of Materials Science and Engineering.
Center of Electron Microscopy, Zhejiang University.

Synergistic Activities

· Research mentor for UC Berkeley graduate students (R. Traylor, J. Correa), 2012-2014

· Summer internship, General Motors Research and Development Center, May-August, 2012.

· Role-Model, Techbridge program for engaging young girls in science (2012, 2013)

· Volunteer in welfare center for children, Xi’an, China (2006-2009).




Education

University of California at Berkeley  

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (2012)

Xi’an Jiaotong University  

M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2009)

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2004)

Professional Appointments

Research Scientist, Professor (2014.6-)  

Department of Materials Science and Engineering & Center for Electron Microscopy, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China    

Postdoctoral Scholar (2012.12-2014.6)

Supervisors: Prof. John W. Morris, Jr. and Prof. Andrew M. Minor.

University of California, Berkeley & National Center for Electron Microscopy,

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Teaching Assistant (2010.8-2011.1)

MSE241: Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Techniques,

University of California, Berkeley    

Evaluation Score: 4.33 out of 5

Research Assistant (2009.8-2012.12)

Advisor: Prof. Andrew M. Minor

University of California, Berkeley & National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.                    

Research Assistant (2006.9-2009.7)

Supervisors: Prof. Jun Sun and Prof. Lin Xiao    

State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Teaching Assistant (2008.9-2009.2)

MSE103: Solid Mechanics,

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China                                

Awards and Honors

· Top ten new science and technology figures in China,2019.

· National Prize for Natural Sciences of China (Second Class),2018.

· Prize for Natural Sciences of Ministry of Education (First Class),2017.

· Qiushi outstanding young scientist (2016).

· 1000 plan award given by The Chinese Recruitment Program of Global Youth Experts (2013).

· 1000 plan award given by Zhejiang Recruitment Program of Global Youth Experts (2013).

· Top 100 high Impact Publications in China, (2011).

· Top 10 University Achievements on Science and Technology, (2010).

· Best poster award: Physical Metallurgy Gordon Research Conference, (2011).

· Outstanding Graduate Student Fellowship, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an China, (2006-2009).

· Award for Excellent Undergraduate Thesis, Xi’an Jiaotong University, (2006).

· Si-Yuan Outstanding Student Fellowship (2003-2006).

· Top Rank Scholarship, Xi’an Jiaotong University (2002-2006).

· Outstanding Student leader award, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an China, (2003-2006).