Academic Areas: MEMS/MOEMS technology ;Silicon and polymer based microfabrication technology;Novel medical diagnosis/treatment technology;Optofluidic technology;Optoelectronic detection technology;Functional materials and application development
Prof. Yu Hongbin received Ph.D degree in Optical Engineering in 2005 from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and subsequently joined the Micro/Nano System Initiative (MNSI) lab in National University of Singapore, mainly focusing on the R&D of MEMS/MOEMS technology (such as micro scanner, micro spectrometer, micro tribometer, micro tunable iris and tunable liquid lens etc). He shifted to Institute of Microelectronics on 2012, and is currently a principal investigator, leading the technical development of micro ultrasonic devices as well as their applications. Till now, he has published over 60 peer review journal papers and one book chapter, and held 1 Chinese and 7 US patents. As project leader and core member, he has successfully obtained funding from various agencies as National Natural Science Foundation of China, Singapore Ministry of Education, Singapore National Research Funding and A*star. He has also been invited as reviewer for various journals such as Optics Express, Optical Letters, Journal of micromechanics and microengineering, Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, Applied Optics, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Sensors and Actuators A etc.
PhD in Optical Engineering, 2005, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;
2012.08-till now Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore
2012.01-till now Scientist (Principal Investigator), Institute of Microelectronics, A-Star, Singapore
2009.10-2011.12 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS,Singapore
2006.08-2009.09 Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
2005.12-2006.07 Lecturer, Department of optoelectronic engineering, HUST, Wuhan, China
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou. Deformable mold based on-demand microchannel fabrication technology. Sensors and Actuators B. 183 (2013)
Hongbin Yu, B. Guo, K. Haridas, T.-H. Lin, J. H. Cheong, M. L. Tsai, T. B. Yee. Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer based tilt sensing. Applied Physics Letters. 101(2012)
Hongbin Yu, B. Guo, T.-H. Lin, M. L. Tsai, T. B. Yee. Characterization of the dynamic mechanical stability of liquid-filled lenses. Optics Express. 20 (2012)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, Y. Du, X. Mu, F. S. Chau. MEMS-based tunable iris diaphragm. IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 21(2012)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, S. K. Sinha, F. S. Chau. Development of self-aligning two-stage co-delivery microchannel network. Sensors and Actuators B. 161(2012)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, S. K. Sinha, Y. Leong, F. S. Chau. Characterization and reduction of MEMS sidewall friction using novel microtribometer and localized lubrication method. IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 20 (2011)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, X. Chew, S. K. Sinha, F. S. Chau. Nanotribometer integrating nanooptical displacement sensing mechanism. J. Micromech. Microeng. 21 (2011).
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau, S. K. Sinha. Tunable electromagnetically-actuated liquid-filled lens. Sensors and Actuators A. 167 (2011)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, S. K. Sinha, F. S. Chau. Scanning grating based in-plane movement sensing. J. Micromech. Microeng. 20 (2010)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau, H. M. Leung. Tunable liquid-filled lens integrated with aspherical surface for spherical aberration compensation. Optics Express. 18 (2010)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau and F. Lee. Fabrication and characterization of PDMS-based microlens based on elastomeric molding technology. Optics Letters. 34 (2009)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau and F. Lee. Phase transmission grating based compact optofluidic refractometer. Optics Letters. 34 (2009)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau and S. Wang. Lens with transformable lens type and tunable focal length characteristics. IEEE Journal on selected topic in quantum electronics. 15 (2009)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau, F. Lee, S. Wang and H. Leung. A liquid-filled tunable double-focus microlens. Optics Express.17 (2009)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau, S. Wang and F. Lee. Novel poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) based microchannel fabrication method for lab-on-a-chip application. Sensors and Actuators B. 137(2009)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau, F. Lee and S. Wang.Tunable Shack Hartmann wavefront sensor based on liquid-filled microlens array. J. Micromech. Microeng., 18 (2008)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau and F. Lee. A Variable optical attenuator based on optofluidic Technology. J. Micromech. Microeng., 18 (2008)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau and F. Lee. Simple method for fabricating solid microlenses with different focal lengths. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters., 20 (2008)
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou, F. S. Chau, F. Lee, S. Wand and M. Zhang. An electromagnetically driven lamellar grating based Fouriertransform microspectrometer. J. Micromech. Microeng., 18 (2008).
Hongbin Yu, G. Zhou and F. S. Chau and F. Lee. Optofluidic variable aperture. Optics Letters, 33 (2008).
Hongbin Yu, Guangya Zhou and Chau Fook Siong. MEMS-Based Lamellar Grating Fourier Transform Spectrometers. MEMS: Fundamental Technology and Applications, CRC Press, June 5, 2013
Hongbin Yu, Haiqing Chen etal. Design and fabrication of Novel Silicon-based deformable mirror. CN2664007 (Chinese patent)
Guangya Zhou, Hongbin Yu（余洪斌） and Chau Fook Siong. A MEMS IRIS diaphragm for an optical system and method for adjusting a size of an aperture thereof. 2013, WO 2013/133767 A1 (US Patent)
Guangya Zhou, Hongbin Yu（余洪斌） and Chau Fook Siong. MEMS-based zoom lens system. 2013, WO 2013/052014 A1 (US Patent)
S.K.Sinha, L. Y. Jonathan, N. Satyanarayana, Hongbin Yu, H. Vijayan and G. Zhou.Method of applying a lubricant to a micromechanical device. 2011, WO 2011/115578 A1 (US Patent)