PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 2001, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MS, Mechanical Engineering, 1998, University of Massachusetts Amherst
BS, 1991, Precision Instruments, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Dr. Donggang Yao is an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He teaches and directs research in the broad area of polymer engineering. His ongoing research deals with polymer microfabrication, sustainable composites processing, fiber processing, viscoelastic constitutive modeling, and polymer processing modeling. He was a recipient of the 2003 Career Award from NSF for his research on rapid production of polymer-based microstructures. He was an Assistant Professor at Oakland University before he joined Georgia Tech. More information can be found on his personal website: http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~dy30
MSE Research Areas:
- Polymer microfabrication (micromolding processes)
- Sustainable composites processing
- Polymer fiber processing
- Constitutive modeling
- Manufacturing process modeling and simulation
- PTFE 3230: Polymer and Fiber Processing (Spring 2011)
- PTFE 8803: Advanced Polymer Processing (Fall 2011)
- MSE 8803: Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics (Fall 2011)
- D. Yao, "Constitutive modeling of complex interfaces based on a differential interfacial energy function", Rheologia Acta, Published online: 07 January 2011 (2011).
- P. Dai, W. Zhang, Y. Pan, J. Chen, Y. Wang, and D. Yao, "Processing of single polymer composites with undercooled polymer melt", Composites B: Engineering, In press (2011).
- P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Uniform shell patterning using rubber-assisted hot embossing process - Part I: Experimental", Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 592-600 (2011).
- P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Uniform shell patterning using rubber-assisted hot embossing process - Part II: Process analysis", Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 601-608 (2011).
- R. Li, D. Yao, Q. Sun, and Y. Deng, "Fusion bonding of supercooled poly(ethylene terephthalate) between Tg and Tm”, Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 119, No. 5, pp. 3101-3112 (2011).