Xiong (Bill) Yu, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and holder of several appointments in other departments at Case Western Reserve University, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Yu joined the civil engineering department as assistant professor in January 2005. Among his current research interests is the broad area of geotechnical and infrastructure engineering, with recent activities involving geomaterials and geomechanics, geoengineering design, sustainable and multifunctional materials, multiphysics processes, innovative sensors, structural health monitoring, and intelligent infrastructure systems. He leads an active research program sponsored by the National Research Council, the Federal Highway Administration, the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and private industry.
He has published over 200 papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings, and holds a number of patents and pending patents in the Unites States. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2009).
He currently serves as chair of the ASCE Geo-Institute Committee on Engineering Geology and Site Characterization, which received the Committee of the Year Award in 2014. He has also served on panels for the Strategic Highway Research Program and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, as well as on the editorial board for a number of technical journals.
Yu received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue University, and his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Tsinghua University, China. He also holds an M.S. from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Purdue University, and a B.S. from the School of Computer Science, Tsinghua University.
He lives with his wife, Vickie Sheng, and two children, Linda and Allen.