Dr. Lingyu "Lucy" Yu

Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of College of Engineering and Computing



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Current opening

The Visualized Structural Health Monitoring (VSHM) group directed by Dr. Lingyu "Lucy" Yu currently has openings for Postdoc researcher and Phd student for Fall 2023 in the broad area of ultrasonic guided waves based nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring (NDE/SHM). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Yu via emails with latest CV as soon as possible. 


300 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29208



Research Interests

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Research Interest

Dr. Lingyu Yu’s research interests include structural health monitoring (SHM) and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) using ultrasonic guided waves supported by active sensor technology, theoretical modeling, advanced signal processing and data analysis; damage diagnosis in complicated structures; scanning laser vibrometry for guided wave propagation; and mechatronics. Current research efforts include developing a multi-scale damage detection approach on composite structures, developing imaging strategies for permanently installed SHM system to perform in-situ damage detection, and exploiting advances made in other areas to introduce innovative methods into SHM/NDE.

Visualized Structural Health Monitoring

Image of a non-contacting guided ultrasonic wave detection system.
Non-contact Laser Ultrasonic Waves NDE