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Warren Yu

Warren Yu, Ph.D


E – Mail: yu@stcloudstate.edu

Office Address: Engineering and Computing Center 101F

Office Telephone: (320) 308-3964

Degrees with field, institutions and date

  • Ph.D., Mechanical engineering, Washington State University, 1988
  • MS, Mechanical engineering, Washington State University, 1984
  • BS, Optical engineering, Zhejiang University, Hongzhou, P.R.C., 1965

Number of years service on this faculty, including date of original appointment and dates of advancement in rank

  • Twelve years of service on this faculty
  • Originally appointed in August 1988 to the rank of Associate Professor
  • Promoted to the rank of Professor effective August 1996

Other related experience -- teaching, industrial, etc.

  • Director of Engineering, FENA Design, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, 1996 - present
  • Project Leader, W.F. Scarince Inc., Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, 1994 - 1995
  • Chairperson of Metal Processing Advisory Committee for Manufacturing Services of Central Minnesota, 1990 - 1992
  • Vice-Chairperson, regional Education/Economy Development Task Force, 1989 - 1990
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Washington State university, 1982 - 1988
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Washington State university, 1982 - 1988
  • Project Engineer, Shanghai No. 2 Optical Instrument Works, Shanghai, P.R.C., 1982 - 1988
  • Production Engineer, Shanghai No. 2 Optical Instrument Works, Shanghai, P.R.C., 1965 - 1988

Consulting, patents, etc.

  • MTS Systems Co., Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Alternative manufacturing for cost reduction, 1999 - present
  • The Antioch Company, St. Cloud, Minnesota, product design/manufacturing, and industry/university partnership, 1996 - 1998
  • Mayer Associates, Minneapolis, Minnesota, initial design and analysis of a ratchet wrench, 1990 - 1992
  • Custom Products, Litchfield, Minnesota, reduction of cycle time for design and prototyping, 1991
  • Patent: US 6, 231, 067 B1, Motorized Standing Wheelchair, May 15 2001

State(s) in which registered


Principal publications of past five years

  • Yu, W., and Wade, P., The Design of a Standing Wheelchair by university Engineers , Proc. of The Thirteenth International Symposium of Industrial Engineering, Sept., 2000
  • Zong. Y., and Yu, W., Integrating Course Design with Real World Problem Solving , Proc. of ASEE - NMS Conference, 1996.
  • Yu, W., and Zong, Y., Learning Organizations for Continuous Improvement , Proc. 5th Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 1996
  • Yu, W., and Bekkala, A., The Capstone Design Experience in Manufacturing Engineering , ASEE-NMS Conference, 1995

Scientific and professional societies of which a member

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

9. Honors and awards

  • Guest Professor at Shanghai University of Engineering and Technology, 1997- present
  • Nominated for the Outstanding Contributions Award by the Dean of the College of Science and Technology, 1991
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1984 - present

Institutional and professional service in the last five years

  • ABET compliance coordinator
  • Designated advisor of pre-engineering students
  • Chair of faculty search committee
  • Member of College of Science and Engineering Curriculum Committee
  • Coordinator of senior design projects
  • Participation in the design and planning of the newly established Mechanical engineering Program
  • Participation in the design and planning of MS programs in Mechanical engineering and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Participation in Industry Advisory Board activities

Professional development activities in the last five years

  • Conference of Learning Organizations, Shanghai, P.R.C., 1999
  • North American Collegiate Entrepreneurial Conference, Chicago, April, 1998
  • Pro/Manufacturing Basic milling training, Seattle, May, 1997
  • St. Cloud Area Leadership Program, 1997
  • Attended various professional workshops
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