Ying-Ju Yu received B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace and Astronautics Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, where she has been involved in extensive research in developing environmental-friendly power engines. She then joined mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University as a PhD student. She was advised by Professor Alan McGaughey with a research focus on micro-scale cooling device fabrication and modeling. After she graduated in 2016, she has been a postdoctoral scholar at Arizona State University. She is working with Prof. Carole-Jean Wu on energy harvesting and cooling methods for portable electronics.
- Strling engines of various form based on solar power
- Electrocaolric (ferroelectric) materials fabrication and multi-scale (molecular, monte carlo, finite element) simulations
- Nanoscale heat transfer