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Telephone Number: 608-262-3082
Group Affiliation: Yu Group
Position Name: Emeritus Professor
B.S. 1955, Seoul National University (Korea)
M.S. 1958, University of Southern California
M.A. 1960, Princeton University
Ph.D.1962, Princeton University
Professor Yu is no longer taking students.
Since Professor Yu's formal retirement in 2004, he has been engaged in scholarly activity in a limited scope. He has been writing up his unpublished work, writing a textbook, reviewing manuscripts for journals and proposals for granting agencies, consulting for industrial companies, participating in various advisory boards of research institutes and centers, attending technical conferences and making some contributions to activities of scientific societies. He has also been active in the Korean Studies Initiatives of the Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison.
Professor Yu's interest in research, however, remains at the same level as before his retirement. It consists of: 1) transport and dynamics of macromolecules in bulk, solution and gels; 2) interfacial equilibrium and dynamic phenomena of amphiphiles including polymeric amphiphiles ; 3) biomedical applications of surface functionalized polymeric materials; 4) organic-inorganic composites for biocompatible uses.
Awards and Honors:
1999 Kobunshi Koseki Sho Distinguished Services to Polymer Science Award, Society of Polymer Science-Japan (SPSJ)
1999 Langmuir Award, Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division of American Chemical Society
1998 Fellow, Korean Academy of Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea
1998 Pharmacia Upjohn Award for Excellence Teaching of Chemistry
1998 Walter H. Stockmayer Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chen Y, Qian H, Zheng X, Jiang X, Yu H, Zhang L. Nonspherical polysaccharide vesicles and their shape and volume regulation via osmotically sensitive channels. Soft Matter. 2011;7:5519-5523.
Yu H, Jo K, Kounovsky KL, de Pablo JJ, Schwartz DC. Molecular Propulsion: Chemical Sensing and Chemotaxis of DNA Driven by RNA Polymerase. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2009;131:5722-+.
Kim C, Gurau MC, Cremer PS, Yu H. Chain Conformation of Poly(dimethyl siloxane) at the Air/Water Interface by Sum Frequency Generation. LangmuirLangmuir. 2008;24:10155-10160.
Esker AR, Kim C, Yu H. Polymer monolayer dynamics. In Functional Materials and Biomaterials. 2007. pp. 59-110.
Winger M, Yu H, Redfield C, Van Gunsteren WF. Molecular dynamics simulation of human interleukin-4: comparison with NMR data and effect of pH, counterions and force field on tertiary structure stability. Molecular Simulation. 2007;33:1143-1154.