Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Knudson Hall 104
Phone: (303) 871-2228
Ph. D. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 2001 M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri, USA, 1997 B.S. - Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1994
Dr. Yi worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and later as a Research Scientist at the University of Michigan after completing his Ph. D. He joined the faculty of the University of Denver in the Fall of 2005. Prior to coming to the U.S., he worked at Shanghai Automotive Research Institute.
Areas of Research
Dr. Yi's research interests span several different areas in mechanical engineering. While his earlier work concentrated on thermoelastic instabilities in automotive brakes, his current research activities are mainly in the emerging areas of micro/nanoscale material systems and mechanics. He is particularly interested in thermoelastic damping-related energy dissipation in MEMS/NEMS systems and transport properties of multiscale particulate or fibrous materials. He is also interested in numerical modeling of biosystems, such as probabilistic simulation of the dynamics of macromolecules and intracellular ions.