Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering
University of Kentucky, USA
Dr. Yu received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Tianjin University of China. He had postdoctoral training in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. After postdoctoral training, he joined the Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBME) at the University of Kentucky (USA) as a faculty member. He now serves as director of the Biomedical Optics Laboratory in the USA CBME.
Dr. Yu’s research, built on years of previous work, has culminated in the development and clinical application of near-infrared diffuse optical spectroscopies for noninvasive quantification of deep tissue hemodynamics. For example, His lab has designed a novel portable diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) based flow-oximeter capable of simultaneous measurement of tissue blood flow and blood oxygenation at the bedside of clinic. Using newly developed optical techniques, his lab has successfully monitored blood flow and oxygenation in a variety of deep tissues, including adult brain, skeletal muscle and head/neck tumor. The ultimate goal is to develop and transfer the portable, fast, inexpensive, and noninvasive optical instruments to clinic for diagnosing tissue diseases and assessing the effects of various treatments.