Welcome to the Homepage of Prof. Yue Chee Yoon

 

Surname (Last Name): YUE     Given name: Chee-Yoon

 

C. Y. Yue

Professor

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Nanyang Technological University

50 Nanyang Avenue

SINGAPORE 639798

 

            Programme co-Chair & Faculty Fellow

            Singapore MIT Alliance

            Manufacturing Systems and Technology Programme

           

Tel: (65) 6790-6490

Fax: (65) 6791-1859

Email: mcyyue@ntu.edu.sg

 

Office Location: N3-02c-101

 

The largest flower in the world .. the Rafflesia flower.. as seen in the rainforest.

I took this picture at Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia in 2004.

 

 

“Life is a fascinating journey of exploration and discovery that is to be experienced, enjoyed and shared.”

C. Y. Yue

 

 

Introduction:

 

Professor Yue obtained his Bachelor’s degree in materials engineering and PhD from Monash University, Australia in 1979 and 1983 respectively. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. He is also a Member and Chartered Professional Engineer (C.P.Eng) of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, and a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and Member of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK. Prior to joining NTU, he was a faculty member and academic staff at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong where he played a key role in establishing academic and research programmes in polymer and composites science and engineering. He was actively engaged with Hong Kong industry and served as Chairman of the Plastics and Rubber Institute (H.K.) from 1986 to 1989.

 

 

Bibiliography:

 

Prof. C.Y. Yue has been a faculty member and academic staff of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 1990 where he has been a full professor since 1999. His disciplinary focus is advanced materials modeling, processing and properties. His research has been on fibre reinforced composites, liquid crystalline polymer-based polymer blends, micro-replication techniques, and applications of polymers in biomedical engineering and microelectronics. Recently he has begun a research programme the micro- and nano-manufacturing with a focus on micro-embossing of polymers aimed at the production of microfluidic devices.

 

Prof. Yue is an Associate Editor of Key Engineering Materials. He has been serving as reviewer for several international research agencies and journals. He has published over 175 papers including 114 papers in international journals and 4 book chapters. He was a Board Member of the Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore from 1996 to 2002. He was awarded the Singapore Public Service Award (Silver) in 2002.

 

Prof. Yue led the creation of a new graduate degree: Master of Science in Innovations in Manufacturing Systems and Technology S.M. (IMST) in 2000 in NTU working with MIT professors under the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA). This is the first manufacturing degree in NTU and SMA that incorporates both manufacturing systems and manufacturing technology, and is the culmination of several years of course and curriculum development. This evolved into the S.M. degree in Manufacturing Science and Technology (MST) under SMA-2. He played an instrumental role in setting the up the Bachelors degree programme in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in NTU. He provided the impetus and leadership for the establishment of the Bachelors degree programme in Aerospace Engineering in the School, and together with this, the renaming of the School from Mechanical and Production Engineering to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2005.

 

Prof. Yue served as Dean of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering NTU from 1999 - 2005 and as Head of the Division of Manufacturing Engineering NTU from 1996 to 1999. He also held concurrent appointments as Assistant Director of Research (1997-1999) and Coordinator of NTU’s Cambridge University Engineering Department / Imperial College Research Collaboration Programme (1997-1999). He has previously served as Chairman of the Advanced Materials Research Centre and the Robotics Research Centre, and as Advisory Board member of the Environmental Engineering Research Centre, Protective Technology Research Centre, Managed Computing Competency Centre, and the NTU Temasek Laboratory. He has been serving in review panels and expert committees of overseas research funding agencies and also of the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore. He was a Director of the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology which is an A*STAR research institute from 2001 to 2005. He was awarded the School Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994 and 1995. From 1999-2005, he was the Singapore co-Chair of the Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST) Program, part of the Singapore MIT Alliance (SMA). He is currently the co-Chair of the SMA-2 programme in “Manufacturing Systems and Technology (MST).

 

 

Research openings:

 

Applications for graduate studies and research are now open for the SMA- MST Programme.

 

Several Research Positions are available for qualified candidates in the SMA programme in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (MST) at both the PhD and Post-doctoral Fellow level. The key research thrust for the SMA-MST research is in micro- and nano-manufacturing. Whilst the Flagship Research Project focuses on the manufacturing principles of bio-microfluidic devices with fairly specific research tasks, the scientific and engineering principles acquired would be applicable to most micro- and nano-manufacturing industries.

 

 

 

Selected Publications:

 

Yan Y.H., Chan-Park M.B., Chew C.P. and Yue C.Y. (2004) “Electroless nickel deposition on silicone-rich polyester surface” J. Electrochemical Soc Vol. 151 (11), C685-C693.

Yan Y.H., Chan-Park M.B. and Yue C.Y. (2004) “CF4 plasma treatment of poly(dimethysiloxane): Effect of fillers and its application to high-aspect ratio UV embossing” Langmuir  Vol. 21 (19), 8905-8912.

Yan Y.H., Chan-Park M.B., Ching W.C. and Yue C.Y. (2004) “Interaction of anti-adhesive silicone films with UV embossing resin” Applied Surface Science Vol. 249 (1-4), 332-339.

 

Lam Y.C., Yue C.Y., Yang Y.X., Tam K.C. and Hu X. (2003) “Interfacial properties of PC/LCP and PS/HIPS polymer pairs under shear deformation” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 87, 258-269.

Zhang L., Tam K.C., Gan L.H., Yue C.Y., Lam Y.C. and Hu X. (2003) “Effect of nano-silica filler on the rheological and morphological properties of polypropylene/liquid crystalline polymer blend” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 87, 1484-1492.

Lam Y.C., Jiang L., Yue C.Y., Tam K.C., Li L. and Hu X. (2003) “Interfacial slip between polymer melts studied by confocal microscopy and rheological measurements” Journal of Rheology, Vol. 47, 795-807.

Jiang L., Lam Y.C., Yue C.Y., Tam K.C., Li L. and Hu X. (2003) “Energy model of the interfacial slip of polymer blends under steady shear” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 89 (6), 1464-1470.

Tan L.P., Yue C.Y., Tam K.C., Lam Y.C., Hu X. and Nakayama K. (2003) “Relaxation of liquid-crystalline polymer fibers in polycarbonate liquid crystalline polymer blend system” Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 41, 2307-2312.

Tan L.P., Yue C.Y., Tam K.C., Joshi S.C., Lam Y.C. and Hu X. (2003) “Effect of shear heating during injection molding of PC/LCP blends” Acta Materialia, Vol. 52, (20) 6269-6276.

Joshi S.C., Lam Y.C., Yue C.Y., Tam K.C., Li L. and Hu X. (2003) “Energy-based predictive criterion for LCP fibrillation in LCP/thermoplastic polymer blends under shear” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 90, No. 12, 3314-3324.

Lam Y.C., Jiang L., Yue C.Y., Tam K.C., Li L. and Hu X. (2004) “Interfacial slip at LC5000/PEN interface” Journal of Polymer Science Part B:? Polymer Physics, Vol. 42, 302-315.

Lee M.W., Hu X., Li L., Yue C.Y., Tam K.C and Lam Y.C. (2003) “PP/LCP composites: effects of shear flow, extensional flow and nanofillers” Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 63 (13), 1921-1929.

 

Tan L.P., Yue C.Y., Tam K.C., Lam Y.C. and Hu X. (2002) “Effects of shear rate, viscosity ratio and LCP content on morphological and mechanical properties of polycarbonate and liquid crystalline polymer blends” Polymer International, Vol. 51, 398-405.

Tan L.P., Yue C.Y., Tam K.C., Lam Y.C. and Hu X. (2002) “Effects of compatibilization in injection molded polycarbonate and LCP blend” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 84 (3), 568-575.

Lee M.W., Hu X., Yue C.Y., Li L. and Tam K.C. (2002) “A Novel approach to fibrillation of LCP in an LCP/PP blend” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 86, 2070-2078.

Thangamathesvaran P.M., Hu X., Yue C.Y. and Tam K.C. (2001) "In-Situ Composites: Effect of elongational flow velocity on thermotropic liquid crystalline co-polyester fibrillation in thermoplastic/Tlcp systems" Composites Science & Technology, Volume 61(7), pages 941-947.

 

 

Fu S.Y., Mai Y.W., Lauke B. and Yue C.Y. (2002) “Synergistic effect on the fracture toughness of hybrid short glass fiber and short carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene composites” Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Volume A323, pages 326-335).

Wong S.C., Sui G.X., Yue C.Y. and Mai Y.W. (2002) “Characterization of microstructures and toughening behavior of fiber-containing toughened nylon 6,6”Journal of Materials Science Vol. 37, 2659-2667.

 

Sui G.X., Wong S.C. and Yue C.Y. (2002) “The effect of fiber inclusions in toughened plastics ?Part I: Fracture characterization by essential fracture work” Composites Science and Technology Vol. 61, 2481-2490.

 

Hu X., Zhang J., Yue C.Y. and Zhao Qusen (2000) “Thermal and morphological properties of polyetherimide modified bismaleimide resins” High Performance Polymers Vol.12, 419-428.

 

Wang M., Yue C.Y., Chua B. and Kan L.C. (1999) “Hydroxyapatite reinforced polysulfone as a new biomaterial for tissue replacement” Bioceramics Vol. 12, 401-404.

 

 

 

Yue C.Y. and Looi H.C. (2001) “Factors which influence the reliability of the assessment of interfacial bonding in fibrous materials using the pull-out test” Int. Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives Vol. 21, 309-323.

 

Yue C.Y., Loh N.L. and Lee L.L. (1996) “Effect of physical and geometrical factors on interfacial debonding in the fibre push-out test: A new strength-based model” Journal of Materials Science Vol. 31, 3271-3280.

 

Yue C.Y., Looi H.C. and Quek M.Y. (1995) “Assessment of fibre-matrix adhesion and interfacial properties using the pull-out test” Int. Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives Vol.15, 73-80.

 

Yue C.Y. and Looi H.C. (1994) “Effect of loading system on the stress distribution in the fully embedded fibre pull-out test” Journal of Materials Science Vol. 29, 1901-1909.

 

Yue C.Y. and Cheung W.L. (1992) “The interfacial properties of fibrous composites I: A model for the debonding and pull-out processes” Journal of Materials Science Vol. 27, 3173-3180.

 

Yue C.Y. and Cheung W.L. (1992) “The interfacial properties of fibrous composites II: Determining the interfacial shear strength, the interfacial coefficient of friction, and the shrinkage pressure on the fibre” Journal of Materials Science Vol. 27, 3181-3191.

 

Yue C.Y. and Cheung W.L. (1991) “Discriminating between strength-based and fracture-based approaches in debonding in glass fibre reinforced polypropylene composite” Journal of Materials Science Letters, Vol. 10, 1335-1337.

 

Yue C.Y. and Cheung W.L. (1991) “The morphology, character and strength of the interface in glass fibre polypropylene composites” Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 26, No. 4, 870-880.

 

 

 

Yue C.Y. (1988) “The structure and strength of solvent welds between dissimilar amorphous thermoplastics” Int Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives Vol. 8, 47-53.

Yue C.Y. and Chui C.M. (1987) “On the structure and strength of solvent welded joints - The intrinsic joint strength and the effect of dissolved polymer in the solvent cement” Journal of Adhesion Vol. 24, 155-171.

 

Yue C.Y. (1986) “Influence of the bonding solvent on the structure and strength of solvent welded joints” Journal of Adhesion Vol. 20, 91-116