Minfeng Yu


Min-Feng Yu joined the School of Aerospace Engineering in the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Full Professor in July 2012. Prior to that, he had been an Associate Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering since 2008 and an Assistant Professor since 2002 in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests span from understanding basic mechanics and physics of materials to the nanomanufacturing of related microscale/nanoscale devices and systems. Prof. Yu pioneered the development of nanoscale mechanical measurement methods in electron microscope that accelerated the fundamental study of nanomaterials, and the introduction of novel concepts in nanomanufacturing that enabled practical freeform 3-D fabrication of electronic nanostructures. He has published extensively in those research areas in scientific journals, such as Science, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters and many others, which have been featured in mass media such as New York Times, The Economist, Chicago Tribune, New Scientist, MIT Technology Review and highlighted as scientific advances in Science, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology and C&EN of ACS. His studies have been widely cited over 5000 times by peers in scientific journals by year 2012 and he has over 13 issued and pending patent applications. He is a member of ASME, APS, MRS and IEEE, and serves as a reviewer for many scientific journals including Nature journals, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials and Nano Letters.


K.C. Wong Education Foundation Fellowship, 2012; Guest Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, 2011-present; Xerox Award for Faculty Research, 2008; List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for Fluid Mechanics Course, UIUC, Fall-2007; Grainger Emerging Technology Award, 2007; TRECC Accelerator Award, 2007;

  • Nanomanufacturing Science and Technology Group
  • Institute for Materials
  • Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI)
  • Structural Mechanics & Materials