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
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  1. Hsiu-Yu Yu*, Zahera Jabeen*, David M. Eckmann, Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy, and Ravi Radhakrishnan, “Microstructure of flow-driven suspension of hardspheres in cylindrical confinement: A dynamical density functional theory and Monte Carlo study”, Langmuir, 2017, 33, 11332 (IF: 4.2) (SCI, EI) [Invited special issue; *equal contribution]
  2. Ravi Radhakrishnan, Hsiu-Yu Yu, David M. Eckmann, and Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy, “Computational models for nanoscale fluid dynamics and transport inspired by nonequilibrium thermodynamics”, J. Heat Transfer, 2017, 139, 033001 (IF: 1.9) (SCI, EI)
  3. Hsiu-Yu Yu, David M. Eckmann, Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy, and Ravi Radhakrishnan “Effect of wall-mediated hydrodynamic fluctuations on the kinetics of a Brownian nanoparticle”, Proc. R. Soc. A, 2016, 472, 20160397 (IF:2.4) (SCI,EI)
  4. Akanksha Agrawal, Hsiu-Yu Yu, Adithya Sagar, Snehashis Choudhury, and Lynden A. Archer, “Molecular origins of temperature-induced jamming in self-suspended hairy nanoparticles”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 8738 (IF:5.7) (SCI,EI)
  5. Helena Vitoshkin, Hsiu-Yu Yu, David M. Eckmann, Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy, and Ravi Radhakrishnan, “Nanoparticle stochastic motion in the inertial regime and hydrodynamic interactions close to a cylindrical wall”, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2016, 1, 054104
  6. Akanksha Agrawal, Hsiu-Yu Yu, Samanvaya Srivastava, Suresh Narayanan, and Lynden A. Archer, “Dynamics and yielding of binary self-suspended nanoparticle fluids”, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 5224 (IF:3.9) (SCI,EI)
  7. Hsiu-Yu Yu, David M. Eckmann, Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy, and Ravi Radhakrishnan, “Composite generalized Langevin equation for Brownian motion in different hydrodynamic and adhesion regimes”, Phys. Rev. E, 2015, 91, 052303 (IF:2.3) (SCI,EI)
  8. Hsiu-Yu Yu, Samanvaya Srivastava, Lynden A. Archer, and Donald L. Koch, “Structure factor of blends of solvent-free nanoparticle–organic hybrid materials: density-functional theory and small angle X-ray scattering”, Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 9120 (IF:3.9) (SCI,EI)
  9. Hsiu-Yu Yu and Donald L. Koch, “Self-diffusion and linear viscoelasticity of solvent-free nanoparticle–organic hybrid materials”, J. Rheol., 2014, 58, 369 (IF: 2.8) (SCI, EI)
  10. Hsiu-Yu Yu and Donald L. Koch, “Predicting the disorder¬–order transition of solvent-free nanoparticle–organic hybrid materials”, Langmuir, 2013, 29, 8197 (IF: 4.2) (SCI, EI)