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Brief Biography

Dr. Yao Yu earned his Bachelor degree in Building Environment and Equipment Engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 2004. He received his two Master degrees in Architectural Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2008 and in Civil Engineering from University of Wyoming in 2012. In 2014, he earned his Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. This interdisciplinary academic experience gives Dr.Yu a solid understanding of knowledge and diverse research interests on various disciplines including

  • Architectural/Civil Engineering, such as building energy simulation/management, HVAC system design, system analysis in hydrology, etc.
  • Mechanical Engineering, such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), etc.
  • Computational Science and Engineering, such as High Performance Computing (HPC), parallel computing (MPI/OpenMP), numerical simulation/analysis, programming of c/c++, Fortran, Matlab, etc.


Ph.D.            Computational Science and Engineering             North Carolina A&T State University         2014

M.S.             Civil Engineering                                                University of Wyoming                            2012

M.A.E.          Architectural Engineering                                   Illinois Institute of Technology                  2008

B.S.              Building Environ. and Equip. Engineering            Dalian University of Technology                2004

Work Experience

Associate Professor                    North Dakota State University                                          Aug., 2023 - Present

Assistant Professor                     North Dakota State University                                          Jan., 2016 - July, 2023

Energy Engineer                         dbHMS Design Build Engineering                                    July, 2014 - Dec., 2015

Teaching Assistant                      North Carolina A&T State University                                Aug., 2013 - May, 2014

Research Assistant                     University of Wyoming                                                     Jan., 2009 - Dec., 2012

Mechanical Engineer (Intern)     dbHMS Design Build Engineering                                   June - Dec., 2008

Engineering Technician              Liaoning Wanhe Real Estate Development Co., Ltd       July, 2005 -June, 2006


ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) Certification, October, 2014

ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) Certification, July, 2014

LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction Certification, November, 2012

LEED Green Associate Certification, August, 2012

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