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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)

Education:

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:

2001-Present:
Associate Professor (tenure-track) , University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez , PR.
2003-2004:
Visiting Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA.
1998-2001:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
1996-1998:
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.
1976-1985:
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.

Publications:

  • 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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