Bosco Yu

  • Croucher Cambridge International Scholarship in 2012 at University of Cambridge

Dr. Bosco (Hiu Ming) Yu focuses his expertise on the mechanical behavior of light-weight composite materials (such as fibre composite and porous lattice/foams). These light-weight composite can be applied to automotive and aerospace structures for the reduction the carbon emission in transportation technology. Dr. Bosco (Hiu Ming) Yu also have a great spectrum of interest in science and technologies: these topics include: climate science, recycling and sustainability, zero emission, 3D printing and rapid prototyping, virtual reality and augmented reality,and space exploration.

Fundamental knowledge include: Micro-mechanics, Composite Design, High Strain Rate Physics, Solid Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Nano-technology, Optimization mathematics, Analytical Modelling, Finite Element modeling (FEM) subroutine implementation, Statistical mathematics and Weibull analysis.

Technical Skills in Material Science include: Nano-material processing, Anodizing, Electroplating, Hardness testing and nano-indentation, Characterization technique such as X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT) and Scanning Electron Microscopy(SEM), and Material Selections.

Technical Skills in Mechanics include: Designs of quasi-static tests, Impact Tests, High speed imaging, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Fracture and Deformation analysis, used of Photoshop, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and ABAQUS software.


Dr. Bosco (Hiu Ming) Yu recently received a PhD in the Centre for Micromechanics at the University of Cambridge. His current research topics require knowledge from both Material Science and Mechanical Engineering. The aims of the PhD thesis is to improve the damage resistance of current commercially available composites such as light-weight Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) in aerospace and automotive applications. His research responsibility includes: design of experimental methods, static and impact testing, microscopy and damage characterization, failure mechanism analysis, and finite element modelling.

His previous research topics focused on the Design, Optimization, Manufacturing, and Rapid Prototyping of High-Strength Light-Weight Nano-crystalline Metal Foams and Ceramic-based Composite Micro-Truss structures that showed promising potential for future development in Sustainable Structure Engineering.