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Hang Yu

Assistant Professor
117 Surge Building (0237)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. Hang Yu

Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

  • Materials processing and manufacturing science
  • Solid-state metal additive manufacturing by additive friction stir deposition (i.e. MELD)
  • Dynamic phase and microstructure evolution
  • Residual stresses in vapor phase deposition and additive manufacturing
  • Additive repair and cladding
  • Shape memory metal alloys & ceramics 


  • B.S. Physics, Peking University, China, 2007
  • Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, MIT, 2013

Honors and Awards:

  • ICTAS Junior Faculty Award, 2019

Yu Research Group: