Bosco Yu

Bosco Yu
Assistant Professor
Office: EOW 233

BASc (U. of Toronto), MASc (U. of Toronto), PhD (U. of Cambridge), P.Eng

Area of expertise

Architected cellular materials, hybrid materials, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, mechanical properties, solid mechanics, mechanics of materials

Dr. Bosco Yu obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge with a research focus on structural mechanics. He was a Croucher scholar and a fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society (a society for promoting scientific inquiry). Following a post-doc at the University of Toronto, he worked at McMaster University as an Assistant Professor.  Dr. Yu joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Victoria in September 2022 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Yu's research group ("Hybrid 3D") leverages the power of additive manufacturing to develop novel materials with nature-inspired architectures. Taking inspiration from both organic and inorganic structures, we seek to create architected materials that are optimized for specific design challenges in a variety of applications. Many of Dr. Yu's ongoing research projects are related to biomedical applications: the design of porous surgical implants to enhance bone integration and avoid stress shielding; the geometrical design of bioresorbable stents to reduce the risk of thrombosis; the design the architecture of 3D printed crushable materials for injury prevention applications.