Huiming Yin

Huiming Yin

Research Interest

Huiming Yin specializes in the multi-scale/physics characterization of civil engineering materials and structures with experimental, analytical, and numerical methods. His research interests are interdisciplinary and range from structures and materials to innovative construction technologies and test methods. His representative research areas include multiscale characterization and design of warm mix asphalt, performance-based investigation of rubberized and polymer-modified asphalt, fracture testing and modeling of engineering materials and structures, nuclear test method for the compaction control of pavement construction, and multi-scale/physical characterization of smart materials and structures, nanocomposites and many-particle systems, among others. He also works on smart transportation and infrastructure systems.

Yin teaches courses in structures, mechanics of solids, micromechanics of composite materials, and experimental mechanics. He is a registered professional engineer in Civil Engineering at California. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, United States Association for Computational Mechanics, and The International Association for Computational Mechanics.

Yin received a BS in engineering mechanics from Hohai University, China in 1995, an MS in solid mechanics from Peking University, China, 1998, and a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Iowa, in 2004. 

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, August 2004 – September 2006
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, January 2013 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, July 2008 – December, 2012
  • Civil Engineer, Transportation Laboratory, California Department of Transportation, October 2006 – July 2008
  • Software Engineer, Risk Electronic Science & Technology Co. Ltd., China, October 1998 – July 1999
  • American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
  • Society of Engineering Science (SES)
  • United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)
  • The International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
  • NSF Career Award, NSF CMMI - Structural Materials and Mechanics, “Energy in sustainable infrastructure – multi-scale/physical approach to a novel hybrid solar roofing panel”, 2010-2015.
  • The Second Best Scientific Paper for 2012 in the International Journal "Road Materials and Pavement Design” - H.M. Yin, B. Lai, Viscoelastic modeling and characterization of zeolite modified asphalt binder considering phase transformation and air void interaction, Road Materials and Pavement Design, 13, 279-299, 2012. 
  • S.-H. Jang, H.M. Yin, Characterization and modeling of the effective electrical conductivity of a carbon nanotube/polymer composite containing chain-structured ferromagnetic particles, Journal of Composite Materials. 51, 171-178, 2017.
  • F.L. Chen, X. He, H.M. Yin, Manufacture and multi-physical characterization of aluminum/high-density polyethylene functionally graded materials for green energy building envelope applications, Energy and Buildings. 116, 307-317, 2016.
  • F.L. Chen, H.M. Yin, Fabrication and laboratory-based performance testing of a building-integrated photovoltaic-thermal roofing panel, Applied Energy, 177, 271-284, 2016.
  • G. Song, L. Deng, L. Wang, H.M. Yin, Mechanical characterization and inclusion based boundary element modeling of lightweight concrete containing foam particles. Mechanics of Materials, 91, 208–225, 2015.
  • Y.J. Liu, G. Song, H.M. Yin, Boundary effect on the elastic field and effective elasticity of a semi-infinite solid containing particles. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 471(2179), 2015.
  • S.-H. Jang, H.M. Yin, Effect of aligned ferromagnetic particles on strain sensitivity of multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) sensors, Applied Physics Letters, 106(14), 141903, 2015.
  • F.L. Chen, X. He, P.A. Priesto-Muñoz, H.M. Yin, Experimental and theoretical investigation of fracture in alumina coating on an aluminum substrate. International Journal of Plasticity, 67, 171-191, 2015.
  • L.Q. Yang, H.M. Yin, Dissipative particle dynamics simulation towards single particle sedimentation. Physical Review E, 90, 033311, 2014.
  • H.M. Yin, G.H. Paulino, W.G. Buttlar, L.Z. Sun, Micromechanics-based thermoelastic model for functionally graded particulate materials with particle interactions, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 55, 132-160, 2007.
  • H.M. Yin, L.Z. Sun, J.S. Chen, Magneto-elastic modeling of composites containing chain-structured magnetostrictive particles, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 54, 975-1003, 2006.