Hsiu-Yu Yu Assistant Professor

游琇伃 助理教授
Hsiu-Yu Yu
email: hsiuyuyu@ntu.edu.tw
office:Tseng Jiang Hall(N)N312
Lab Info




Tseng Jiang Hall(N)N311
  • Education Background

B.S. Ch.E., National Taiwan University 2004

M.S. Ch. E., National Taiwan University 2006

Ph.D. Ch.E., Cornell University, USA 2012

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, USA 2012

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, USA 2012-2016


  • Research Topic

Predictive theoretical modeling of complex systems

Theoretical modeling provides insights into the fundamentals of many complex systems ranging from organic‒inorganic hybrid materials to biological fluids. A suitably chosen model description that captures the essential physics of the system in conjunction with efficient multiscale modeling techniques that incorporates the physical laws relevant to the scales of interest can guide the materials design for a variety of innovations. Making use of classical density-functional theory, generalized Langevin dynamics, and continuum or molecular modeling, my group will answer basic questions in order to gain both qualitative and quantitative understanding regarding the equilibrium and dynamical properties of complex systems in engineering nanomedicine and materials science applications.

Particular aspects that my group will address include:

(1) Directed transport of functionalized nanoparticles for systematic materials processing and vascular targeted drug delivery

(2) Controlling nanoparticle trafficking in the extracellular matrix and polymer networks

(3) Predicting tunable, functionalized self-assemblies for high-efficiency advanced materials design and tissue engineering

  • Recent Research Topic
  • Honor
  1. 國立臺灣大學學術研究績效獎勵 (2019)
  2. 指導學生張力玄同學,獲得台灣化學工程學會66週年年會學生英語演講競賽-輸送現象及分離程序組佳作 (2019)
  3. 國立臺灣大學107學年度教學優良教師 (2019)
  4. 國立臺灣大學學術研究績效獎勵 (2018)
  5. Preparatory Committee, 2018 International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Applications (STPA), Nov. 2018
  6. Outstanding Reviewer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier, Nov. 2018
  7. Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Elsevier, Sep. 2018
  8. 指導學生張力玄同學,獲得科技部107學年度大專學生專題研究計畫 (2018)
  9. 指導學生潘冠廷同學,獲得台灣化學工程學會64週年年會壁報論文競賽-熱力與界面工程組傑出論文獎 (2017)
  10. 指導學生吳聿文同學,獲得台灣化學工程學會64週年年會學生英語演講競賽-佳作論文獎 (2017)
  11. 科技部延攬特殊優秀人才獎勵 (2016-2019)
  12. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, senior member
  13. 台灣化工學會終身會員


  1. A. Agrawal, H.-Y. Yu, S. Srivastava, S. Narayanan and L. A. Archer, “Dynamics and yielding of binary self-suspended nanoparticle fluids”, Soft Matter, 11(26), 5224-5234, 2015(May), (SCI,EI), (IF: 3.9)
  2. H.-Y. Yu, D. M. Eckmann, P. S. Ayyaswamy and R. Radhakrishnan, “Composite generalized Langevin equation for Brownian motion in different hydrodynamic and adhesion regimes”, Physical Review E, 91(5), 052303, 2015(May), (SCI,EI), (IF: 2.3)
  3. H.-Y. Yu, D. M. Eckmann, P. S. Ayyaswamy and R. Radhakrishnan , “Effect of wall-mediated hydrodynamic fluctuations on the kinetics of a Brownian nanoparticle”, Proc. R. Soc. A, 472(2196), 20160397, 2016(Dec), (SCI,EI), (IF: 2.4)
  4. A. Agrawal, H.-Y. Yu, A. Sagar, S. Choudhury and L. A. Archer, “Molecular Origins of Temperature-Induced Jamming in Self-Suspended Hairy Nanoparticles”, Macromolecules, 49(22), 8738-8747, 2016(Nov), (SCI,EI), (IF: 5.7)
  5. H. Vitoshkin, H.-Y. Yu, D. M. Eckmann, P. S. Ayyaswamy and R. Radhakrishnan, “Nanoparticle stochastic motion in the inertial regime and hydrodynamic interactions close to a cylindrical wall”, Physical Review Fluids, 1, 54104, 2016(Sep)
  6. H.-Y. Yu, Z. Jabeen, D. M. Eckmann, P. S. Ayyaswamy and R. Radhakrishnan, “Microstructure of Flow-Driven Suspension of Hardspheres in Cylindrical Confinement: A Dynamical Density Functional Theory and Monte Carlo Study”, Langmuir, 33(42), 11332-11344, 2017(Oct), (SCI,EI), (IF: 4.2)
  7. R. Radhakrishnan, H.-Y. Yu, D. M. Eckmann and P. S. Ayyaswamy, “Computational models for nanoscale fluid dynamics and transport inspired by nonequilibrium thermodynamics”, Journal of Heat Transfer, 139(3), 330011-330019, 2017(Mar), (SCI,EI), (IF: 1.9)
  8. Z. Jabeen, H.-Y. Yu, D. M. Eckmann, P. S. Ayyaswamy and R. Radhakrishnan, “Rheology of colloidal suspensions in confined flow: Treatment of hydrodynamic interactions in particle-based simulations inspired by dynamical density functional theory”, Physical Review E, 98(4), 042602, 2018(Oct), (SCI,EI), (IF: 2.3)
  9. Y.-W. Wu and H.-Y. Yu, “Adhesion of a polymer-grafted nanoparticle to cells explored using generalized Langevin dynamics”, Soft Matter, 14(48), 9910-9922, 2018(Dec), (SCI,EI), (IF: 3.9)
  10. C.-H. Tai and H.-Y. Yu, “Entropic effects in solvent-free bidisperse polymer brushes investigated using density functional theories”, Langmuir, 35(51), 16835-16849, 2019(Dec), (SCI,EI), (IF: 3.9)