Yaowu Hu

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

238 Bell Hall




PhD, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 2016

Research Interests

Laser-based advanced (additive) manufacturing, Manufacturing process design and optimization, Multiphysics and multiscale modeling, ​Nanofabrication, Light-matter interactions​.

Selected Publications

  • Hu,Y.; Li,J.; Tian,J.; Kumar,P.; Xuan,Y.; Deng,B.; McNear,K.L.; Lim,D.G.; Chen,Y.; Yang,C.; Cheng,G.J. Parallel elastic shaping of brittle semiconductor nanowires for strained electronics. Nano Letters 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03366
  • Hu, Y.; He, X.; Yu, G.; Ge, Z.; Zheng, C.; Ning, W., Experimental and numerical study on laser keyhole welding of 42CrMo under air and argon atmosphere. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-016-9679-9
  • Lei, J.; Hu, Y.; Liu, Z.; Cheng, G. J.; Zhao, K., Defects Mediated Corrosion in Graphene Coating Layer. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 11902–11908.
  • Hu, Y.; Xuan, Y.; Wang, X.; Deng, B.; Saei, M.; Jin, S.; Irudayaraj, J.; Cheng, G. J. Superplastic Forming of Metal Nanostructure Arrays with Ultrafine Gaps. Advanced Materials 2016. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602497
  • Gao, H*.; Hu, Y*.; Xuan, Y*.; Li, J.; Yang, Y.; Martinez, R. V.; Li, C.; Luo, J.; Qi, M.; Cheng, G. J. Large-Scale Nanoshaping of Ultrasmooth 3D Crystalline Metallic Structures. Science 2014, 346, 1352–1356. (* co-leading authors) DOI: 10.1126/science.1260139; 
  • Lin, D.; Nian, Q.; Deng, B. W.; Jin, S. Y.; Hu, Y.; Wang, W. Q.; Cheng, G. J. Three-Dimensional Printing of Complex Structures: Man Made or toward Nature? Acs Nano 2014, 8, 9710–9715.​