Cheng Yu, PhD

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator

Construction Engineering Technology

Department of Engineering Technology

University of North Texas

3940 N. Elm St., F115F

Denton, TX 76207

Office: 940-891-6891

Fax: 940-565-2666

Email: cheng.yu@unt.edu

Curriculum Vitae



Professor Yu is currently looking for  graduate and undergraduate research assistants to work on structural engineering projects.  Interested students contact Professor Yu via cheng.yu@unt.edu.




































Ph.D. Civil/Structural Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, May 2005

M.S. Civil/Structural Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, May 2005

B.E. Civil/Structural Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, June 1998


Associate Professor with tenure, University of North Texas, June 2011-Present

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, September 2005- May 2011

Lecturer, University of North Texas, January 2005 - August 2005

Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, September 2000 - December 2004

  Research Interests

Dr. Yu's research focuses on Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed Steel Structures, Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics, Structural Stability, Building Information Modeling, and Construction Technology.

Dr. Yu's research has been funded by National Science Foundation, American Iron and Steel Institute, Steel Stud Manufacturer Association, Metal Building Manufacturer Association, and a number of industrial companies.

  Recent Research Projects

Structural Behavior of CFS Trusses, KEYMARK Enterprises, LLC, 2013-2014.

Load Bearing Clip Angle Design, American Iron and Steel Institute, 2013-2014.

CAREER:  Comprehensive Research on Cold-Formed Steel Sheathed Shear Walls: Special Detailing, Design, and Innovation, 2010 - 2015. Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Link to NSF announcement.

  Recent Publications

Balh, N., DaBreo, J., Ong-Tone, C., El-Saloussy, K., Yu, C., Rogers, C.A.* (2014). "Design of steel sheathed cold-formed steel framed shear walls", Thin-Walled Structures 75: 76-86.

Ahmadi, M., Zhang, H*, Yu, C., Wahrmund, J. (2013). Determining Elastic and Shear Moduli of cold-Formed Steel at Elevated Temperatures Using a New Sonic Resonance Method, Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Sep 2013.

Yu, C.*, Panyanouvong, M.X. (2013). Bearing Strength of Cold-Formed Steel Bolted Connections with a Gaps, Elsevier, Thin-Walled Structures. Volume 67, June 2013, Pages 110-115.

De Leon, D.* ,Reyes, A., Yu, C. (2013). Probabilistic Assessment of the Structural Safety of Bolted And Welded Connection for Seismic Zones, Elsevier, Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 88 (2013) 15-20.

Complete Publication List

  Research Group

Current students:

Graduate students

Martin Dara, M.S. in Engineering Systems - Mechanical Engineering Technology, Thesis option (expected graduation in May 2015).

Raviteja Charungundia, M.S. in Engineering Systems - Construction Management, Project option (expected graduation in May 2015).

Mohamad Yousof, M.S. in Engineering Technology - Construction Management, Thesis option (expected graduation in May 2015).

Eslam Abouelezz, MS in Engineering Systems - Construction Management, Thesis option (expected graduation in May 2015).

Matthew McCall, MS in Engineering Systems - Construction Management, Project option (expected graduation in December 2014).


Undergraduate students

Tom Kalisky, Emmanuel Velasco, Nathan Derrick



Graduate students

Puja Sapru (MS-Construction Management 2014, Project)

Noritsugu Yanagi (MS-Construction Management 2013, Thesis)

Guowang Yu (MS-Construction Management 2013, Thesis)

Praveen Seelam (MS-Mechanical Engineering Technology 2013, Thesis)

Xouphab Panyanouvong (MS-Construction Management, 2012, Thesis)

Chao Li (MS-Construction Management, 2012, Thesis)

K.H. Law (MS-Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2011, Project)

Yujie Chen (MS-Mechanical Engineering Technology 2010, Thesis), PhD Clemson University

Ibraheem Sheerah (MS-Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2009, Thesis), now PhD candidate at UT Arlington

Hitesh Vora (MS-Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2009, Thesis), PhD Material Science and Engineering at UNT

Khanh Nguyen (MS-Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2008, Project)


Undergraduate students

Marcus Sanchez (BS 2012)

Roger Rovira (BS 2011)

George Trabazo (BS 2009)

Jimmy Teucker (BS 2009)

Cole Earle (BS 2009)

Robert Moore (BS 2009)

Tony Dainard (BS 2007)

Andrew Alonso (BS 2006)

Trevor Lokie (BS 2006) 


Last updated 7/17/14