Dr. Yuezhou Wang, Associate Professor

PhD | Faculty

Address: Office | 1001 Chestnut St W, Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 612-423-5835
Email: yuezhou.wang@mnsu.edu

Dr. Yuezhou Wang is an associate professor in both Iron Range Engineering and Twin Cities Engineering programs. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China (2008) and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2017). His leading teaching competencies are in areas of materials science, structural analysis, finite element modeling and dynamic systems. He has a broad range of research interests. His technical research focuses on multiscale modeling on mechanical behavior of nanofibers and carbon nanotube materials. In the area of pedagogical research, he is interested in using learning analytics tools to understand and assess engineering students’ motivation entrepreneurially minded learning.


  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Research Areas

  • Multi-scale modeling of nanofibers and carbon nanotube materials
  • Computational materials science
  • Engineering education research in student motivation


Selected Journal Publications

  • Grigorii Drozdov, Igor Ostanin, Hao Xu, Yuezhou Wang, Traian Dumitrică, et al. “Densification of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films: Mesoscopic Distinct Element Method Simulations and Experimental Validation”, Journal of Applied Physics, 2020, Volume 128, Issue 18, Page 184701 (Editor’s Pick)
  • Yuezhou Wang, Hao Xu, Grigorii Drozdov and Traian Dumitrică, Mesoscopic friction and network morphology control the mechanics and processing of carbon nanotube yarns, Carbon, Volume 139, 2018, Pages 94-104
  • Yuezhou Wang, Grigorii Drozdov, Erik K. Hobbie and Traian Dumitrica, “Excluded Volume Approach for Ultrathin Carbon Nanotube Network Stabilization: A Mesoscopic Distinct Element Method Study”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, Volume 9, Issue 15, 13611-13618
  • Yuezhou Wang, Igor Ostanin, Cristian Gaidau, and Traian Dumitrica, “Twisting carbon nanotube ropes with the mesoscopic Distinct Element Method: Geometry, Packing, and Nanomechanics,” Langmuir, 2015, Volume 31, Number 45, Pages 12323 – 12327 (Cover Article)

Selected Conference Paper and Abstract

  • Elizabeth Pluskwik, Yuezhou Wang and Lauren Singelmann, “Understanding learners’ motivation through machine learning analysis on reflection writing”, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conferences, Minneapolis, MN, 2022
  • Yuezhou Wang and Daniel Ewert, “Engaging undergraduate students in a biomedical research project: a virtual collaboration across institutes under the pandemic environment”, Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Lincoln, 2021
  • Yuezhou Wang and Jennifer Karlin, “The ‘Muddiest Point’ in Undergraduate Research: A Survey on Students and Faculty about Existing Challenges”, FIE Conference, Lincoln, 2021
  • Elizabeth Pluskwik and Yuezhou Wang, “Strategies to teach innovative and entrepreneurial engineers: Living the Engineering Entrepreneurial Mindset through Active Learning Strategies” ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Canada, 2020
  • Traian Dumitrica, Yuezhou Wang, Hao Xu, Grigorii Drozdov and Igor Ostanin, "Distinct Element Method (DEM) for Fibrous Composites: Toward Computational Guided Manufacturing," 5th International Itasca Symposium, Vienna, Austria, 2020
  • Yuezhou Wang, Hao Xu, Grigorii Drozdov and Traian Dumitrica, “Role of Mesoscopic Friction and Network Morphology in Carbon Nanotube Yarn Formation—A Distinct Element Method Study”, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2019
  • Bart Johnson, Ron Ulseth and Yuezhou Wang, “Applying Design Based Research to New Work-Integrated PBL Model”, International Research Symposium on PBL, Beijing, 2018


Peter A. Cundall Award, 2020

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