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 (UK) as a faculty member. He now serves as director of the Biomedical Optics Laboratory in the UK CBME. The Biomedical Optics Laboratory develops optical spectroscopy/imaging for quantification of blood flow, oxygenation and oxygen metabolism in normal and diseased tissues of animals and humans. The motivation is to explore the feasibility of optical-electronic instruments for noninvasive diagnosis of various diseases and longitudinal monitoring of therapies. The goal is to create a strong biomedical research and teaching program, which vertically integrates optics, electronics, engineering and clinical applications.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012