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Yu Promoted to Professor


Department of Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Miao Yu has been promoted to the rank of Professor by University of Maryland (UMD) President Dr. Wallace Loh.

Yu received her Ph.D. from UMD in 2002, and joined the department as a faculty member in 2005. During her time at Maryland, she established and now directs the Sensors and Actuators Laboratory where her research focuses on optical sensors, sensor mechanics and material behavior at special scales and micro/nano sensor systems. She has been published in leading journals, including Nature Communications and Scientific Reports, as well as Applied Physics Letters and Optics Letters. Yu currently has six U.S. patents, five of which have been licensed by industry.

She has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career.  She won UMD’s Invention of the Year Award in the Physicals Sciences Category in 2002. In 2007, she was awarded the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award. Yu currently serves as an Associate Editor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.

“Miao is a highly talented member of our faculty, who has made a name for herself through her creativity and innovation,” said Department Chair and Minta Martin Professor Balakumar Balachandran. “Her accomplishments have placed her on a path for continued international leadership in a number of areas, including optical sensing, acoustical sensing, and bio-inspired methodologies.”

Yu’s promotion will be effective starting July 1, 2017.

May 8, 2017


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