Dr. Donggang Yao is a Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He teaches and directs research in the broad area of polymer engineering. His ongoing research deals with precision molding, composites processing, fiber processing,constitutive modeling, and process modeling. He was a recipient of the 2003 Career Award from NSF for his research on polymer micro molding. He was an Assistant Professor at Oakland University from 2001 to 2004. More information can be found on his personal website: http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~dy30/  

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PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 2001, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MS, Mechanical Engineering, 1998, University of Massachusetts Amherst
BS, 1991, Precision Instruments, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

Research Keywords:
polymer processing,rheology,constitutive modeling,fiber spinning,viscoelasticity,continuum mechanics
  1. D. Yao, "Constitutive modeling of complex interfaces based on a differential interfacial energy function", Rheologia Acta, Published online: 07 January 2011 (2011).
  2. P. Dai, W. Zhang, Y. Pan, J. Chen, Y. Wang, and D. Yao, "Processing of single polymer composites with undercooled polymer melt", Composites B: Engineering, In press (2011).
  3. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Uniform shell patterning using rubber-assisted hot embossing process - Part I: Experimental", Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 592-600 (2011).
  4. P. Nagarajan and D. Yao, "Uniform shell patterning using rubber-assisted hot embossing process - Part II: Process analysis", Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 601-608 (2011).
  5. R. Li, D. Yao, Q. Sun, and Y. Deng, "Fusion bonding of supercooled poly(ethylene terephthalate) between Tg and Tm”, Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 119, No. 5, pp. 3101-3112 (2011).