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Yao Fu

Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Mechanical Engineering, 2013
  • M.S., Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, 2009
  • B.S., Hefei University of Technology, China, Materials Science and Engineering, 2006
Yao Fu
Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
Virginia Tech Swing Space, Room 201
1600 Innovation Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Environment-assisted fracture and fatigue behavior
  • Computationally guided innovative materials and manufacturing design 
  • Multi-scale simulation modeling of microstructural evolution in additive manufacturing process
  • Member, International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
  • Member, United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)
  • Member, Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
  • Symposium and Minisymposium Co-organizer: 2020 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), Cincinnati, Ohio (2020); 14th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Montreal, Canada (2017); 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Diego, California (2015)
  • Review Proposal: DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences SBIR (2021), NSF MOMS Program Panel (2018, 2021)
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research (2021)
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2021)

Dr. Yao (Yolanda) Fu joined the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering in 2021. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati from 2017 to 2021. Dr. Fu received her Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She conducted her postdoctoral studies at multiple places, including University of South Carolina, University of Colorado Boulder, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Fu’s research interests lie in the area of computationally guided prediction and evaluation of materials degradation under harsh environment and innovative materials design and manufacturing.