Yu, Miao

Miao Yu
Director, Maryland Robotics Center
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2108 Glenn L. Martin Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
301-405-3591
301-314-9477
Research Interests 
Optical sensors; sensor mechanics and material behavior at multiple spatial scales; micro- and nano-scale sensor systems; sensors for civil, mechanical, electrical, biochemical, biomechanics, biology, medical, and environmental applications, and sensor networks; adaptive optics, wavefront sensing and control, imaging through turbulence; smart materials and structures; and theoretical and experimental mechanics
Background Info 

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Maryland, 2002.
B.S. & M.S. degrees (Engineering Mechanics) Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Dr. Yu’s research interests include optical sensors, sensor mechanics and material behavior at multiple spatial scales, micro-scale and nano-scale sensor systems, sensors for civil, mechanical, electrical, biochemical, biomechanics, biology, medical, and environmental applications, and sensor networks; adaptive optics, wavefront sensing and control, imaging through turbulence; smart materials and structures; and theoretical and experimental mechanics.

Invention of the Year Award in the Physical Sciences Category from the University of Maryland (2002); three invention disclosures, a U.S. patent, and two pending U.S. patents in the area of fiber-optic sensor systems.

Related News 

Yu Named ASME Fellow
Professor Miao Yu has been named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow.August 4, 2017

MRC faculty hosting REU summer program in bioinspired robotics
Ten undergraduate students from throughout the US are conducting research under the guidance of MRC faculty.July 21, 2017

Miao Yu named Maryland Robotics Center director
Yu develops sensors useful in a variety of robotics applications.June 20, 2017

New AFOSR NIFTI Center features eight Clark School faculty
Center will create bio-inspired solutions for small, remotely operated aircraft.April 14, 2015

Students present final projects for 2014 NSF Microrobotics REU
Research ranged from robotic skin to leg designs, inertial tail actuators, and more.August 10, 2014

Bruck Named SEM Fellow
Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Hugh Bruck named SEM Fellow.June 25, 2014

Bruck, Smela, Yu receive NSF grant for compliant multifunctional robotic structures
National Robotics Initiative grant will develop a robotic 'nervous system.'September 3, 2013