Dr. Shi’s research involves; Active nanostructures such as nanofibers, nanotubes and nanojunctions, Mechanical, thermal, solar and chemical energy scavenging, Novel actuation and sensing technologies for biomedical and structural health monitoring applications, Power, Biomedical, RF and optical EMS/NEMS design and fabrication and Experimental micro/nano mechanics & electromechanical coupling.
He is the head of the Active Nanomaterials and Devices Lab, and focuses the research efforts on interests on the design, fabrication, characterization and applications of various active nanostructures such as nanofibers, nanotubes, nanojunctions and nanotrees.
Dr. Shi was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project, “MEMS Umbrella-Shaped Actuator with Active Structure for Medical Applications.” The objective of the research is to design, fabricate and test an umbrella-shaped micro-actuator based on an integrated micro/nanofabrication technique for thrombus retrieval in stroke therapy.
He has been awarded a patent; US-2009-0056094-A1, “Piezoelectric nanofibers, nanotubes, nanojunctions and nanotrees", is involved with professional societies such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), IEEE, Materials Research Society (MRS), and Sigma Xi, and has been recipient of 2007 ANST fellowships, Best young researcher award, the Chinese Academy of Space Technology, P. R. China, 1993, and an R&D award from the National defense science and technology committee, “Development of solar panel substrate and yoke for China-Bazil earth resources satellite,” P.R. China, 1998.
Xi Chen, Shiyou Xu, Nan Yao and Yong Shi. (2010). 1.6 V Nanogenerator for mechanical energy harvesting using PZT nanofibers, Nano Letters, 10 (6), 2133-2137
S. Xu, Y. Shi. (2009). Power generation from piezoelectric lead zirconate titanate nanotubes, J. of Physics D: Applied Physics, 42 (5pp), 085301
Shiyou Xu, Yong Shi. (2009). Low temperature high sensor response nano gas sensor using ITO nanofibers, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 143 (1), 71-75
Shiyou Xu, Yong Shi. (2009). Gas sensing properties of indium tin oxide nanofibers, Sensors & Transducers Journal, 110 (11), 47-55
Xi.Chen, S. Xu, N. Yao, W. Xu & Y. Shi. (2009). Potential measurement from a single lead zirconate titanate nanofiber using a nanomanipulator, Applied Physics Letters, 94 253113
V. R. Challa, M. G. Prasad, Y. Shi, F. T. Fisher. (2008). A vibration energy harvesting device with bidirectional resonance frequency tenability, Smart Materials and Structures, 17 15-35
S. Xu, Y. Shi, S.-G. Kim. (2006). Fabrication and mechanical property of nano piezoelectric fibers, Nanotechnology, 17 4497-4501
Sang-Gook Kim, Yong Shi, Yongbae Jeon. (Aug 2002). Design of Micro-photonic Beam Steering Systems, 2002 CIRP Annal, Spain
Y. Shi, S. Kim. ( 2001). Optical Crossconnect Technology Review, Report for Silicon Valley Group Corp.
Yong Shi, Yin L. ( 1996). A New Low Viscosity Long Pot life Filament Winding Resin System, CAST Research Report
Y. Shi. ( 1995). Advancements in CFRP Satellite Antenna Reflectors in the world, CAST Research Report.
Y. Shi, Q., Tang. ( 1992). Technologies of Composite Materials in Germany, CAST Research Report. 2
Yong Shi. The Development of the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Stringer Pre-forms for the Central Tube of a Comsat, China Space Science and Technology. 6 (1992)
Shiyou Xu, Yong Shi,. Fabrication and Characterization of Nano AFC’s as Acoustic Emission Sensor, Materials Evaluation, 67 (10), 1189-1192
Sang-Gook Kim, Yong Shi. A Self-alignment, Self-cleaning Long Lifecycle MEMS Switch, manuscript in preparation for IEEE Transaction on Journal of MEMS
Yong Shi, Nesbitt W. Hagood. Theory and Experiments of Actuation Efficiency in Piezo-electrically driven linear and nonlinear systems, Manuscript in preparation for Smart materials and Structures.
S. Xu, Y. Shi. (Jan 5-8, 2009). High sensitivity, low operational temperature ITO nano gas sensor with integrated circuits, Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, Shenzheng, China
X. Chen, Y. Shi, S. Mangla, M. Zhang. (Aug 3-6, 2008). Modeling and simulation of a bio-mimetic MEMS actuator with self-sensing for thrombus retrieving, Proc. of the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Brooklyn, NY
S. Xu, Y. Shi. (Oct 31, 2008). Electromechanical coupling of PZT nanofibers, Proc. of IMECE200, 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA
Shiyou Xu, Vinod Challa, Y. Shi. (Jan 10-13, 2007). Characterization of piezoelectric response of PZT nanofibers, Proc. of the Micro Nano China 07, Sanya, Hainan, China
S. Xu, Y. Shi. (Nov 11-15, 2007). Fabrication of ITO nanofibers as gas sensor, Proc. of the 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Seattle, WA
S. Xu, Y. Shi. (Nov 25-30, 2007). Energy harvesting from PZT nanofibers, Proc. of the Materials Research Society, Symposium K: Ferroelectrics, Multiferroics, and Magnetoelectrics, Boston, MA
S. Xu, Y. Shi. (Apr 17-21, 2006). Synthesis and characterization of ITO nanofibers by electrospinning, Proc. of the Materials Research Society, Symposium R, San Francisco, CA
Y. Shi, X. Zhang, S. Xu, S.-G. Kim. (Sep 20-22, 2006). Fabrication and process characterization of piezoelectric nano fiber composites, Proc. of the ASME Multifunctional Nanocomposites International Conference, Honolulu, HI
S. Xu, Y. Shi. (Nov 1-3, 2006). Piezoelectric nanofibers and their composites for micro/nano active structures, International Symposium on NanoManufacturing, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Y. Shi, S.-G. Kim. (Jan 30, 2005). A lateral, self-cleaning, direct contact MEMS switch, Proc. of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Miami Beach, FL
Y. Shi, S.-G. Kim. (Mar 28, 2005). Critical process issues in the fabrication of a lateral self-cleaning MEMS switch, Proc. of the MRS Spring Meeting, Symposium J, San Francisco, CA
Y. Shi, S.-G. Kim. (Sep 12-16, 2005). Micro undulated contact surfaces on the contact behavior of a MEMS switch, Proc. of the Word Tribology Congress III, Washington, DC
Y. Shi, S. Xu, S.-G. Kim. (Sep 14-16, 2005). Partially aligned piezoelectric nanofibers by sol-gel electrospinning process, Proc. of Nano2005, Integrated Nanosystems: Design, Synthesis and Applications, Berkeley, CA
Y. Shi, S. Xu, S.-G. Kim, M.Libera. (Nov 28, 2005). Structural characteristics and piezoelectric properties of electrospun piezoelectric nanofibers, Proc. of the MRS Fall Meeting, Symposium V, Boston, MA
Yong Shi, Nesbitt W. Hagood. (Nov 2001). Actuation Efficiency and Work Flow in Piezo-electrically Driven Systems, ASM/ASME, Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems, New York
Yong Shi. ( 1997). The Structure Subsystem of a New Generation Communication Satellite, The Fifth annual Conference on Satellite Applications, Beijing, China
Yong Shi. ( 1994). Filament Winding Technology of CFRP and Its Application in China’s Satellites, Chinese Technology Review Annual Conference, China
Yong Shi, Meng G.. ( 1993). The Development of HS601 Solar Panel Coupons for Hughes, North China Technology Annual Conference, Beijing
Weihe Xu, Shiyou Xu, Dante Smiriglio, Yong Shi. Fabrication and Characterization of Thermoelectric Oxide La1-xSrxCoO3 (x~0.05) Nanofibers, Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition
November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Jinwei Li, Shiyou Xu and Yong Shi,. TiO2 Nanofibers based dye-sensitized solar cells, Proceedings of the ASME, 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2009, November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA