Dr. Wenbin Yu, Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2002. He was a faculty member in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Utah State University during 2003 to 2013. His expertise is in micromechanics and structural mechanics with applications to composite/smart materials and structures. He has authored over 70 journal articles and developed several computer codes which are being extensively used in many government labs, universities, research institutes and companies (including VABS, VAPAS, SwiftComp Micromechanics (formerly VAMUCH),GEBT, and DNAD). His research has been funded by both federal agencies and private companies.
His recent honors include ASME Fellow, AIAA Associate Fellow, ASEE Outstanding New Mechanics Educator, Georgia Tech Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni, Utah Aerospace Engineering Educator, USU Technology Entrepreneur, College Outstanding Researcher (twice), USU MAE 2006-2010 5-Year Outstanding Researcher, MAE Outstanding Researcher (thrice), and MAE Outstanding Teacher.