The mechanical engineering department welcomes two new faculty members

Kaiyan Yu and Pu Zhang completed their doctoral work at Rutgers University and the University of Pittsburgh, respectively.

Assistant professor Pu Zhang (left) and assistant professor Kaiyan Yu (right) recently joined the mechanical engineering department.
Assistant professor Pu Zhang (left) and assistant professor Kaiyan Yu (right) recently joined the mechanical engineering department.
Assistant professor Pu Zhang (left) and assistant professor Kaiyan Yu (right) recently joined the mechanical engineering department.

Kaiyan Yu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering

Kaiyan Yu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will teach robotics at Binghamton University in the spring of 2018.

Yu received her bachelor’s degree in intelligent science and technology from Nankai University in China and her doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Rutgers University.

Her research interests include autonomous robotic systems, dynamic systems and controls and automation science and engineering.

Pu Zhang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering

Pu Zhang will be an assistant professor of mechanical engineering starting in spring 2018. Zhang comes to Binghamton University from the University of Manchester where he worked as a research associate.

Zhang completed his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

His research interests include mechanics modeling for additive manufacturing, structured materials, composites and metamaterial.