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Yi Jia, Ph.D.

email: jia0@me.uprm.edu
Web page: www.me.uprm.edu/jia
Current Projects with MBRS-SCORE funds:
MRI and CT Scan Based 3D Reconstruction and Medical Rapid Prototyping (MRP)


M.S.  Mechanical Engineering (1988)  Taiyuan University of Technology, P.R, China.
Ph.D.  Mechanical Engineering (1994), Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R, China.

Professional Experience:

Associate Professor (tenure-track) , University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez , PR.
Visiting Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, PR. China.
1997-1997: Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Japan.
1994-1996: Postdoctoral Fellow, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, PR. China.
1988-1994: Assistant Professor, Taiyuan University of Technology, PR. China.
Design Engineer, Shanxi Auto Group Ltd., Shanxi , PR. China.

Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished Professor Award 2002-2003 of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UPRM, 2004.

  • Society of Manufacture Engineering (SME), Integrated Wireless Sensors for Larger-Scale Laminated Tooling, 2004.

  • Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO), Wireless Strain Sensors Embedded Composite for Structure Health Monitoring, 2004.

  • NASA Space Grant, Wireless Sensor for Bearing Health Monitoring, 2003.

  • NASA Research Award, “Flow-Induced Variation of E2 Test Facility”, 2001.

  • JSPS Invitation Fellowship, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1997.

  • Fundamental Research Award , National Natural Science Foundation of China , 1996.

  • Fundamental Research Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China , 1995.

  • China Postdoctoral Fellowship, China Postdoctoral Council, 1994.

  • China Postdoctoral Grant, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 1995.

  • The Third Prize Award of Liaoning Science & Technology Achievements, 1993.

  • The Outstanding Scientist of Shanxi Province , China , 1992.

  • The Third Prize Award of Fushun Science & Technology Achievements, 1992.

  • Excellent Paper Award of Shanxi Committee of Science & Technology, 1992.

  • W-N Circular Arc Gear Transmission, Patent number: ZL91108062.7, Feb. 1993.


  • Yi Jia and Pablo D. Quiñones, Gear Surface Temperature Monitoring , Journal of Engineering Tribology, accetped to publish on November 23, 2004.

  • Manuel Toledo-Quiñones, Jhon A. Henao-Sepúlveda and Yi Jia , Teaching Wireless Sensor Technology to Undergraduate Students Through Research Projects, the International Conference on Engineering Education and Research Progress Through Partnership, Olomouc, Xzech Republic, June 27-30, 2004 .

  • Yi Jia , Juan Guillermo Araya and Gustavo Gutiérrez , Numerical Analysis of Response Time for Thin Film Temperature Sensors in a Lubricated Contact, 2004 ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, North Carolina, July 11-15, 2004.

  • Yi Jia , Weiya Jia and Ming Yei , Mechanism of stress induced mechanoluminescence, Smart Structures and Materials Symposium, San Diego , California , 14-18 March 2004.

  • Yi Jia , Manuel Toledo -Quiñones, and Jhon A. Henao-Sepúlveda, Wireless Temperature Microsensor for Bearing Health Monitoring, SPIE's Smart Structures / NDE 2003 Symposium, San Diego , California , 14-18 March 2004.

  • Yi Jia and Edwar Romerto, Radio Telemeter for Gear Bulk Temperature Measurement, ASME 9th International Power Transmission and Gearing Conference,(PTG), Chicago, Illinois, September 2-6, 2003, PTG2003-139.

  • Yi Jia and Pablo D. Quiñones, Surface Temperature Evaluation of Gear Tooth, ASME 9th International Power Transmission and Gearing Conference,(PTG), Chicago , Illinois , September 2-6, 2003, PTG2003-138.

  • Yi Jia and Pablo D. Quiñones, Numerical Simulation of a Heat Pipe Embedded Cooling System for a Notebook PC, ASME International Electronic Packaging Technical Conference and Exhibition, July 6–11, 2003, Maui, Hawaii, USA, InterPack2003-35135.

  • Yi Jia, Frederick Just-Agosto and Edwar Romerto, Contact sensors on the ceramic ball bearing, 53 rd International Astronautical Congress, in Houston, TX, USA, October 10-19, 2002.

  • Gustavo Gutierrez, Yi Jia and Tien-Chien Jen, Analysis of the Temperature Evolution at the Vapor-Liquid Interface During a Transient Operation Of A Heat Pipe, 13th International Heat Pipe Conference (13th IHPC), Shanghai , China , September 21-25, 2004

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