Yao Fu

Yao_Fu

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

730 Rhodes Hall
P.O. Box 210070, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070

Phone:513-556-5438
e-Mail: yao.fu@uc.edu

Research Assistant Openings: 

Self-motivated students with basic knowledge in math, physics and computer programming, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, are welcome. Interested students can stop by my office at 730 Rhodes Hall or contact me by email.

Research Interests

Molecular dynamics simulation; Phase field modeling; Electro-thermomechanical properties of polymeric materials; Microstructure evolution control of additive manufacturing process; Electrochemical processes in batteries and fuel cells

Education

  • 2013, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2009, M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering Institute of Metal Research - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
  • 2006, B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering - Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China

Peer-Reviewing for Journals

  • Computational Material Science (frequent reviewer)
  • Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering (frequent reviewer)
  • Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
  • International Journal of Impact Engineering
  • Arabian Journal of Chemistry
  • Physica E

Organizing Conferences

  • Minisymposium Co-organizer, 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Diego, California (2015).

Society Affiliations

  • Member, International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
  • Member, United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)

Publications

Journal publications (* denotes corresponding author, __ denotes graduate and postdoc advisors)

  1. K. C. Hoang, Y. Fu, and J. H. Song. (2015) “An hp-proper orthogonal decomposition-moving least squares approach for molecular dynamics simulation”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.
  2. Y. Fu*, J. Michopoulos and J.H. Song*. “Dynamic response of glassy polyethylene polymer nanocomposites to shock wave loading”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 53 (2015) 1292–1302.
  3. Y. Fu* and J.H. Song*. “Heat flux expressions that satisfy the conservation laws in atomistic system involving multibody potentials”. Journal of Computational Physics, 294 (2015) 191.
  4. Y. Fu*, J. Michopoulos, and J.H. Song*. “Rheological behaviors of cross-linked epoxy resin via coarse-grained molecular dynamics”. Computational Materials Science, 107 (2015) 24.
  5. Y. Fu and J.H. Song*. “Large deformation mechanism of glassy polyethylene polymer nanocomposites: coarse grain molecular dynamics study”. Computational Materials Science, 96 (2015) 485.
  6. X. Q. Wu*, Y. Fu, W. Ke, S. Xu, B. Feng, B. Hu. “Effects of nitrogen on passivity of nickel-free stainless steels by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy analysis”. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 24 (2015) 3607.
  7. Y. Fu* and J.H. Song*. “On computing stress in polymer systems involving multi-body potentials from molecular dynamics simulation”. Journal of Chemical Physics, 141 (2014) 054108.
  8. Y. Fu and A. C. To*. “A modification to Hardy’s thermomechanical theory that conserves fundamental properties more accurately: tensile and shear failures in iron”. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 22 (2014) 015010.
  9. Y. Fu and A. C. To*. “A modification to Hardy’s thermomechanical theory that conserves fundamental properties more accurately”. Journal of Applied Physics, 113 (2013) 233505.
  10. Y. Fu and A. C. To*. “On the evaluation of continuum thermomechanical quantities using ensemble and time averaging”. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 21 (2013) 055015.
  11. B. A. Stormer, N. M. Piper, X. M. Yang, J. Tao, Y. Fu, M. Kirca, and A. C. To*. “Mechanical properties of SWNT X-Junctions through molecular dynamics simulation”. International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, iFirst (2011) 1.
  12. Y. Fu, M. Kirca, and A. C. To*. “On determining the thermal state of individual atoms in molecular dynamics simulations of nonequilibrium processes in solids”. Chemical Physics Letters, 506 (2011) 290.
  13.  A. C. To*, Y. Fu, and W. K. Liu. “Denoising methods for thermomechanical decomposition for quasi-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations”. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200 (2011) 1979.
  14. N. M. Piper, Y. Fu, J. Tao, X. Yang, and A. C. To*. “Vibration promotes heat welding of single-walled carbon nanotubes”. Chemical Physics Letters, 502 (2011) 231.
  15. A. Datta, M. Kirca, Y. Fu, and A. C. To*. “Surface structure and properties of functionalized nanodiamonds: a first-principles study”. Nanotechnology, 22 (2011) 065706.
  16. Y. Fu, X. Q. Wu*, E. Han, W. Ke, K. Yang, and Z. Jiang. “Effects of cold work and sensitization treatment on corrosion resistance of a high nitrogen stainless steel in chloride solutions”. Electrochimica Acta, 54 (2009) 1618.
  17. Y. Fu, X. Q. Wu*, E. Han, W. Ke, K. Yang, and Z. Jiang. “The effects of nitrogen on the passivation of high nitrogen stainless steels in acidic chloride solutions”. Electrochimica Acta, 54 (2009) 4005.
  18. X. Q. Wu*, Y. Fu, J. B. Huang, W. Ke, K. Yang, and Z. H. Jiang. “Investigation on pitting corrosion of nickel free and manganese alloyed high nitrogen stainless steels”. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 18 (2009) 287.
  19. Y. Fu, X. Q. Wu*, E. Han, W. Ke, K. Yang, and Z. Jiang. “Influence of cold work on pitting corrosion behavior of a high nitrogen stainless steel”. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 155 (2008) C455.

Book Chapters

Y. Fu and A. C. To. Application of many-realization molecular dynamics method to understand the physics of nonequilibrium processes in solids. Multiscale Simulations and Mechanics of Biological Materials, S. Li and D. Qian (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons, pp. 59-76 (2013).

Conference proceedings

 A. Datta, Y. Fu, M. Kirca, and A. C. To. Structure and surface properties of nanodiamonds: a first-principles multiscale approach. ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, Houston, TX. February 7-10, 2010.

Invited Seminars

  1. Y. Fu. “First-principles based multiscale multiphysics approaches for integrated computational materials engineering”, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2016.
  2. Y. Fu. “Multiscale computational design and manufacturing of polymeric materials”, Center for Nanophase Materials Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2016.
  3. Y. Fu. “First-principles based multiscale multiphysics approaches for integrated computational materials engineering”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2016.
  4. Y. Fu. “Multiscale computational design of polymeric materials”, Department of Architectural & Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, 2015.

Conference Presentations

  1.  Y. Fu and J.H. Song. Rheological behaviors of cross-linked epoxy resin via coarse-grained molecular dynamics. 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Diego, California. July 26-30, 2015.
  2. Y. Fu and J.H. Song. On computing stress in polymer systems involving multi-body potentials from molecular dynamics simulation. 17th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, East Lansing, MI. June 15-20, 2014.
  3. A. C. To and Y. Fu. On the validity of Hardy’s atomistic-continuum thermomechanical theory. Society of Engineering Science 50th Annual Meeting & ASME-AMD Annual Summer Meeting, Providence, RI. July 23-31, 2013.
  4. Y. Fu and A. C. To. New insights into thermal nonequilibrium processes via studying their underlying atomic velocity distributions. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX. November 9-15, 2012.
  5. Y. Fu and A. C. To. On determining the thermal state of individual atoms in molecular dynamics simulations of nonequilibrium processes in solids. Society of Engineering Science 2011 Annual Technical Conference, Evanston, IL. October 12-14, 2012.
  6. Y. Fu and A. C. To. A novel averaging method for thermomechanical decomposition in nonequilibrium systems. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO. November 11-17, 2011.
  7. Y. Fu, M. Kirca, and A. C. To. On determining the thermal state of individual atoms in molecular dynamics simulations of nonequilibrium processes in solids. 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Minneapolis, MN. July 25-28, 2011.
  8. Y. Fu, M. Kirca, and A. C. To. On the extensible semiflexible harmonic chain model and its application to graphene nanoribbons. 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, State College, PA. June 27-July 2, 2010.
  9. M. Kirca, Y. Fu, and A. C. To. A method to determine the transient thermal & mechanical fields in non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation. 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, State College, PA. June 27-July 2, 2010.
  10. Y. Fu, M. Kirca, and A. C. To. Thermomechanical behavior of micrometer-long carbon nanotube. The 16th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Penn State University, University Park. June 27-July 2, 2010.
  11. A. Datta, Y. Fu, and A. C. To. Stacking faults and twinning in fcc nanofilms: a density functional theory study. The 16th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Penn State University, University Park, PA. June 27-July 2, 2010.
  12. Y. Fu, M. Kirca, and A. C. To. Mechanical behavior of carbon nanotube aerogel by directed assembly: a molecular dynamics study. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA. April 5-9, 2010.
  13. A. Datta, Y. Fu, M. Kirca, and A. C. To. Structure and surface properties of nanodiamonds: a first-principles multiscale approach. ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, Houston, TX. February 7-10, 2010.
  14. Y. Fu, X. Q. Wu, E. Han, W. Ke and K. Yang. Influence of cold work and sensitization treatment on corrosion resistance of a high nitrogen stainless steel. 11 National Conference for Anti-corrosion Materials, Baotou, China. July 22-26, 2008.