Multifunctional Materials Research Laboratory




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Yu Qiao, Professor
Department of Structural Engineering

Program of Materials Science and Engineering


Mailing Address:

9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0085

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0085


Phone: 858-534-3388



Office: SME Building, Rm. 442G

Lab: SME Building, Rm. 422

Map: [UCSD Campus]


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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2002)

M.S. in Materials Sci. & Eng., Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Mechanics, Beijing, China (1997)

B.S. in Applied Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China (1994)



2006 present: Associate Professor, Professor
Department of Structural Engineering & Program of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California

2002 2006: Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio



SE125 Probability, Statistics, and Reliability

SE105 Structural Materials

SE251A / MATS261A Processing of Polymers and Composites

SE251B / MATS261B Mechanical Behavior of Composites and Polymers

SE140 Structural and Materials Design

SE290 Structural Engineering Seminar

Engineering Measurement and Data Analysis


Mechanics of Solids

Engineering Materials Lab

Advanced Mechanical Behaviors of Materials

Micromechanisms of Fracture and Fatigue


Research Interests

Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics

Energy-related materials

Advanced infrastructural and composite materials

In-situ resource utilization

Smart materials and structures

Protective materials and structures

Multilayer materials and structures

Failure analysis of engineering materials and structures