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Bill Yu

Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Opal J. and Richard A. Vanderhoof Professorship
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Multiscale multiphysics processes in geosystems and infrastructure, interdisciplinary innovations in intelligent infrastructure technologies towards resilience and sustainability.
Office: Bingham 206 Bingham

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2003
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Purdue University, 2002
M.S., Department of Hydraulic Engineering/Geotechnical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2000
B.S., Department of Hydraulic Engineering/Hydraulic and Hydropower Structure and Construction, Tsinghua University, 1997
M.S., Computer Science Deparment/Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, 1997

Awards and Recognitions

2020, Nominated for the 2020 John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring, Graduate Student Council
2019, CSE faculty research award, CWRU
2018, CSE Innovation Awards, CWRU

Research Interests

His research embraces sensor and materials innovations and advanced computational modeling to address sustainability and energy challenges. <br>Integration of interdisciplinary expertise to advance the state of research and practice in geotechnical engineering, geosystems and infrastructure engineering. Smart and multifunctional materials, smart infrastructure, multi-scale multiphysics processes in geomaterials and systems

Teaching Interests

geotechnical engineering, infrastructure engineering, smart materials and systems

Patents Pending

2012, "Non-Contact ECG Sensing Platform," Bill Yu.

Publications

Zhong, S., Hu, J., Yu, B., & Zhang, H. (2021). Molecular image-convolutional neural network (CNN) assisted QSAR models for predicting contaminant reactivity toward OH radicals: Transfer learning, data augmentation and model interpretation. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 408 ().
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2020). Adaptive building roof by coupling thermochromic material and phase change material: Energy performance under different climate conditions. Construction and Building Materials, 262 ().
Mazumder, R., Fan, X., Salman, A., Li, X., & Yu, B. (2020). Framework for Seismic Damage and Renewal Cost Analysis of Buried Water Pipelines. Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 11 (4).
Dong, S., & Yu, B. (2020). Microstructure-Based Random Finite Element Method Model for Freezing Effects in Soils and Cold Region Retaining Walls. Transportation Research Record, 2674 (11), 708-719.
Jiang, Z., & Yu, B. (2020). Performance of Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Pavement in Reduction of Motor Vehicles' Exhaust Gas. Transportation Research Record, 2674 (11), 512-519.
Hu, J., Huang, M., & Yu, B. (2020). Efficient mapping of crash risk at intersections with connected vehicle data and deep learning models. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 144 ().
Hu, J., Huang, M., & Yu, B. (2020). Efficient mapping of crash risk at intersections with connected vehicle data and deep learning models. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 144 ().
Han, C., & Yu, B. (2020). Analyses of the thermo-hydro-mechanical responses of energy pile subjected to non-isothermal heat exchange condition. Renewable Energy, 157 (), 150-163.
Hu, J., Zhang, L., Zhang, X., Guo, Y., & Yu, B. (2020). Comparative evaluation of moisture susceptibility of modified/foamed asphalt binders combined with different types of aggregates using surface free energy approach. Construction and Building Materials, 256 ().
Dong, S., Guo, Y., & Yu, B. (2020). Procedures for quick estimation of hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils. Environmental Geotechnics, 7 (5), 350-360.
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2020). Adaptive Greenhouse with Thermochromic Material: Performance Evaluation in Cold Regions. Journal of Energy Engineering, 146 (4).
Jiang, Z., & Yu, B. (2020). Impact of Visible-Solar-Light-Driven photocatalytic pavement on air quality improvement. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 84 ().
Guo, Y., Dong, S., Li, J., & Yu, B. (2020). Numerical and Experimental Study on Soil Plug Resistance of Open-Ended Pipe Pile with a Restriction Plate. Advances in Civil Engineering, 2020 (), 1-14.
Wu, G., & Yu, B. (2020). Contributions of chemical potential to the diffusive Seebeck coefficient for bulk semiconductor materials. The European Physical Journal Plus, 135 (6).
Jiang, Z., & Yu, B. (2020). Kinetic studies on using photocatalytic coatings for removal of indoor volatile organic compounds. Indoor and Built Environment, 29 (5), 689-700.
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2020). Performance evaluation of solar-responsive asphalt mixture with thermochromic materials and nano-TiO2 scatterers. Construction and Building Materials, 247 ().
Li, J., Wang, X., Guo, Y., & Yu, B. (2020). The loading behavior of innovative monopile foundations for offshore wind turbine based on centrifuge experiments. Renewable Energy, 152 (), 1109-1120.
Rucker, G., Yu, B., & Zhang, L. (2020). Molecular dynamics investigation on n-alkane-air/water interfaces. Fuel, 267 ().
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2020). Electromagnetic Simulation on Optical Performance of Thermochromic Film: Influences of Particle Size, Shape, Concentration, and Film Substrate. Optik, 206 ().
Zhong, S., Hu, J., Fan, X., Yu, B., & Zhang, H. (2020). A deep neural network combined with molecular fingerprints (DNN-MF) to develop predictive models for hydroxyl radical rate constants of water contaminants. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 383 ().
Wang, H., Zhang, L., Wang, L., Yu, B., Shi, L., & Fu, J. (2020). Experimental investigation on the long-term interactions of anhydrite rock, crude oil, and water in a mine-out space for crude-oil storage. Engineering Geology, 265 ().
Mazumder, R., Salman, A., Li, X., & Yu, B. (2020). Seismic Functionality and Resilience Analysis of Water Distribution Systems. Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 11 (1).
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2020). Simulation of optical properties of thermochromic film: Influences of particle configuration and geometry. Optik, 202 ().
Jiang, Z., Hu, J., Zhang, X., Zhao, Y., Fan, X., Zhong, S., ... Yu, B. (2020). A Generalized Predictive Model for TiO2–Catalyzed Photo-degradation Rate Constants of Water Contaminants through Artificial Neural Network. Environ. Res., In revision ().
Zhong, S., Hu, J., Fan, X., Yu, B., & Zhang, H. (2020). A deep neural network combined with molecular fingerprints (DNN-MF) to develop predictive models for hydroxyl radical rate constants of water contaminants. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 383 ().
Liang, F., Wang, C., & Yu, B. (2019). Performance of Existing Methods for Estimation and Mitigation of Local Scour around Bridges: Case Studies. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 33 (6).
Hu, J., Wang, J., Wang, R., Yu, B., Liu, Y., & Baur, D. (2019). Analysis of biomechanical behavior of 3D printed mandibular graft with porous scaffold structure designed by topological optimization. 3D Printing in Medicine, 5 (1).
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2019). Design and characterization of energy efficient roofing system with innovative TiO2 enhanced thermochromic films. Construction and Building Materials, 223 (), 1053-1062.
Guo, Y., & Yu, B. (2019). A holistic computational model for prediction of clay suspension structure. International Journal of Sediment Research, 34 (4), 345-354.
Jiang, Z., & Yu, B. (2019). Kinetic studies on using photocatalytic coatings for removal of indoor volatile organic compounds. Indoor and Built Environment, ().
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2019). Adaptive thermochromic roof system: assessment of performance under different climates. Energy and Buildings, 192 (), 1-14.
Li, J., Wang, X., Guo, Y., & Yu, B. (2019). Vertical bearing capacity of the pile foundation with restriction plate via centrifuge modelling. Ocean Engineering, 181 (), 109-120.
Liang, F., Wang, C., & Yu, B. (2019). Widths, types, and configurations: Influences on scour behaviors of bridge foundations in non-cohesive soils. Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, 37 (5), 578-588.
Dong, S., & Yu, B. (2019). Analysis of the Stability of Thawing Slopes by Random Finite Element Method. Transportation Research Record, ().
Guo, Y., & Yu, B. (2019). Analysis of surface erosion of cohesionless soils using a three-dimensional coupled computational fluid dynamics � discrete element method (CFD�DEM) model. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 56 (5), 687-698.
(Jerry) Li, J., & Yu, B. (2019). Assessment of fresh water wind resources on Lake Erie. Wind Engineering, 43 (1), 83-91.
Zhang, L., Shi, L., Yu, B., & Qi, S. (2019). Assessing the water-sealed safety of an operating underground crude oil storage adjacent to a new similar cavern � A case study in China. Engineering Geology, 249 (), 257-272.
Mazumder, R., Salman, A., Li, Y., & Yu, B. (2019). Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems using Physical Probabilistic Pipe Failure Method. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, 145 (2), 04018097.
Han, C., Wu, G., & Yu, B. (2018). Performance Analyses of Geothermal and Geothermoelectric Pavement Snow Melting System. Journal of Energy Engineering, 144 (6).
Dong, S., & Yu, B. (2018). Microstructure-Based Random Finite Element Method Simulation of Frost Heave: Theory and Implementation. Transportation Research Record, ().
Dong, S., Guo, Y., & Yu, B. (2018). Method for Quick Prediction of Hydraulic Conductivity and Soil-Water Retention of Unsaturated Soils. Transportation Research Record, ().
Mazumder, R., Salman, A., Li, X., & Yu, B. (2018). Performance Evaluation of Water Distribution Systems and Asset Management. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 24 (3).
Han, C., & Yu, B. (2018). An innovative energy pile technology to expand the viability of geothermal bridge deck snow melting for different United States regions: Computational assisted feasibility analyses. Renewable Energy, 123 (), 417-427.
Guo, Y., & Yu, B. (2018). Analysis of Surface Erosion of Cohesionless Soils using a 3D Coupled CFD-DEM Model. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, ().
Dong, S., Guo, Y., & Yu, B. (2018). Procedures for quick estimation of hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils. Environmental Geotechnics, (), 11-Jan.
Guo, Y., Han, C., & Yu, B. (2018). Laboratory Characterization and Discrete Element Modeling of Shrinkage and Cracking in Clay Layer. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 55 (5), 680-688.
Liang, F., Wang, C., & Yu, B. (2018). Widths, types, and configurations: Influences on scour behaviors of bridge foundations in non-cohesive soils. Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, (), 11-Jan.
Guo, Y., Li, J., Huang, Q., & Yu, B. (2018). Effective and Safe Berming for Pavement Shoulder Maintenance in Cold Regions. Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, 32 (1).
Guo, Y., Yang, Y., & Yu, B. (2018). Influence of particle shape on the erodibility of non-cohesive soil: Insights from coupled CFD�DEM simulations. Particuology, ().
Li, J., & Yu, B. (2018). Onshore and offshore wind energy potential assessment near Lake Erie shoreline: A spatial and temporal analysis. Energy, 147 (), 1092-1107.
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2018). Optical properties of smart thermochromic film by computational optical model. Optik, 157 (), 10-Jan.
Li, J., Wang, X., & Yu, B. (2018). Use of spatio-temporal calibrated wind shear model to improve accuracy of wind resource assessment. Applied Energy, 213 (), 469-485.
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2018). Measurement of Wavelength and Temperature-dependent Optical Properties of Thermochromic Pigments. Applied Spectroscopy, 72 (2), 297-304.
Mazumder, R., Salman, A., Li, Y., & Yu, B. (2018). Performance Evaluation of Water Distribution Systems and Asset Management. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, 24 (3).
Wang, C., Yu, B., & Liang, F. (2017). Erosion Mechanism of Local Scour around Cushioned Caisson on Reinforced Ground. Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, ().
Han, C., & Yu, B. (2017). Feasibility of geothermal heat exchanger pile-based bridge deck snow melting system: A simulation based analysis. Renewable Energy, 101 (), 214-224.
Han, C., Ellett, K., Naylor, S., & Yu, B. (2017). Influence of local geological data on the performance of horizontal ground-coupled heat pump system integrated with building thermal loads. Renewable Energy, 113 (), 1046-1055.
Li, J., & Yu, B. (2017). LiDAR technology for wind energy potential assessment: Demonstration and validation at a site around Lake Erie. Energy Conversion and Management, 144 (), 252-261.
Sun, Y., & Yu, B. (2016). Capacitive Biopotential Measurement for Electrophysiological Signal Acquisition: A Review. IEEE Sensors Journal [1530437X], 16 (9), 2832-2853.
Hu, J., & Yu, B. (2016). Innovative thermochromic asphalt coating: characterisation and thermal performance. Road Materials and Pavement Design [14680629], 17 (1), 187-202.
Han, C., & Yu, B. (2016). Performance of a residential ground source heat pump system in sedimentary rock formation. Applied Energy [03062619], 164 (), 89-98.
Han, C., & Yu, B. (2016). Sensitivity analysis of a vertical geothermal heat pump system. Applied Energy [03062619], 170 (), 148-160.
Choi, C., Song, M., Kim, D., & Yu, B. (2016). A New Non-Destructive TDR System Combined with a Piezoelectric Stack for Measuring Properties of Geomaterials. Materials [19961944], 9 (6).
Tao, J., & Yu, B. (2016). Bio-inspired directional sensor with piezoelectric microfiber and helical electrodes. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures [1045389X], 27 (13), 1755-1766.
Yu, B. (2015). A Comprehensive 3D Finite Element Model of a Thermoelectric Module Used in a Power Generator: A Transient Performance Perspective. JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, 44 (6), 2080-2088.
Hu, J., Gao, S., & Yu, B. (2015). Characterization of the Optical and Mechanical Properties of Innovative Multifunctional Thermochromic Asphalt Binders. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 27 (5), -.
Yu, B. (2015). Design and evaluation of a high sensitivity spiral TDR scour sensor. SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 24 (8), -.
Sun, X., Zhang, L., Dai, Q., & Yu, B. (2015). Investigation of internal curing effects on microstructure and permeability of interface transition zones in cement mortar with SEM imaging, transport simulation and hydration modeling techniques. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 76 (), 366-379.
Yu, B. (2015). The Feasibility of a Current-Source Thermoelectric Power Generator and Its Corresponding Structure Design. JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, 44 (6), 1943-1947.
Goodnough, C., Gao, Y., Li , X., Qutaish, M., Goodnough, L., Molter, J., ... Yu, B. (2014). Lack of dystrophin results in abnormal cerebral diffusion and perfusion in vivo.. NeuroImage, 102 Pt 2 (), 809-16.
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