Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringOUR PEOPLE
Wenjing YE 葉文菁
PhD, Cornell
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professor Ye received her B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China, her M.S. degree from University of California at San Diego and her Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. Before she joined the faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, she was a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then an assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Teaching Activities

MECH2010 Solid Mechanics I


Research Interests

Numerical techniques: integral equation methods; Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC); Molecular Dynamics (MD)
Modeling and design of micro/nano systems, micro resonator design and application
Rarefied gas transport

Research Projects

  • Research Grants Council - Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, PI: Wenjing Ye, “A Cartesian Cell-Based Fast Integral Equation Approach for Nonlinear/Nonhomogeneous problems", Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2014
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – Global Partnership, PIs: Yi-kuen Lee, Tiezheng Qian, Ping Sheng, Xiaoping Wang, Weijia Wen, Wenjing Ye, “Joint KAUST-HKUST Micro/Nano-fluidics Laboratory”, Sep. 2008 – August, 2013
  • Research Grants Council – Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, PI: Wenjing Ye, “Combined Molecular and Continuum Hybrid Simulation Techniques for Efficient Modeling of Gas Flows in Microelectromechanical/Nanoelectromechanical Devices”, Sep. 2008 – August 2010
  • Research Grants Council – Competitive Earmarked Research Grant,PI: Wenjing Ye, Co-I: Yu, Tongxi,“Numerical Techniques and Studies of Dynamic Behavior of Porous Solids with Large Porosity”,  Sep. 2007 – August 2010


Selected Publications (After 2007)

Books / Books Chapters

  • A. Frangi, W. Ye and J. White, “Evaluating Gas Damping in MEMS using Fast Integral Equation Solvers,” book chapter in Advances in Multiphysics Simulation and Experimental Testing of  MEMS, in the series of Computational and Experimental Methods in Structures, Edited by Attilio Frangi, Narayan Aluru, Carlo Cercignani, Subrata Mukherjee, Imperial College Press, London, ISBN-10 1-86094-862-6, July 2008.
  • W. Ye, “The Boundary Element Method and its Applications to the Modeling of MEMS Devices”, book chapter in Encyclopedia of Micro-Fluidics and Nano-Fluidics, Edited by Dongqing Li, Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-49000-7, May 2008.

Journal Papers

  • J. Xiao, W. Ye, Y. Cai and J. Zhang,  “Precorrected-FFT Accelerated BEM for Large-Scale Transient Elastodynamic Analysis using Frequency-Domain Approach”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, in press.
  • T. Zhu and W. Ye, "Theoretical 2D Modeling of Gas Conduction between two Finite Parallel Plates in High Vacuum”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, in press.
  • J. Xiao and W. Ye, “Wavelet BEM for Large-scale Stokes Problems based on Direct Integral Formulation”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, DOI: 10.1002/nme.3198.
  • R. Leung, T. Thurber and W. Ye, “On the Modified Reynolds Equation Approach for the Prediction of Squeeze-film Gas Damping in a low Vacuum”, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, DOI: 10.1007/s10404-011-0840-3.
  • A. A. Donkov, S. Tiwari, T. Liang, S. Hardt,  A. Klar and W. Ye, “Momentum and Mass Fluxes in a Gas Confined between Periodically Structured Surfaces at Different Temperatures”, Physical Review E, vol. 84, pp. 016304, 2011.
  • J. Zhang, Y. Cai, W. Ye and T.X. Yu, “On the Use of the Digital Image Correlation Method for Heterogeneous Deformation Measurement of Porous Solids”, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, vol. 49, pp. 200-209, 2011.
  • W. Ye, F. Yan and T.X. Yu, “A New Iterative Integral Formulation for Semilinear Equations based on Generalized Quasilinearization Theory”, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol. 35, pp. 179-184, 2011.
  • T. Zhu and W. Ye, “Origin of the Knudsen Force on Heated Microbeams”, Physical Review E, Vol. 82, pp. 036308, 2010.
  • Z. Yan, J. Zhang and W. Ye, “Rapid Solution of 3-D Oscillatory Elastodynamics using the pFFT Accelerated Boundary Element Method”,  Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol. 34, pp. 956-962, 2010.
  • R. Leung, H. Cheung, G. Hong and W. Ye, “A Monte Carlo Simulation Approach for the Modeling of Free-Molecule Squeeze-film Damping of Flexible Microresonators”, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol. 9, pp. 809-818, 2010.
  • Z. You, Z. Jun, W. Ye and T.X. Yu, “Numerical Characterization of Porous Solids and Performance Evaluation of Theoretical Models via the Precorrected-FFT Accelerated BEM,” CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 33-60, 2010.
  • T. Zhu and W. Ye, “Theoretical and Numerical Studies of Non-continuum Gas-Phase Heat Conduction in Micro/Nano Devices,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B Fundamentals, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 203-226, 2010.
  • H. Gang and W. Ye, “A Macro Model for Squeeze-film Air Damping in the Free-Molecule Regime,”Physics of Fluids, Vol. 22, pp. 012001, 2010.
  • W. Ye and F. Yan, “On the Convergence of the Panel Method for Potential Problems with Non-Smooth Domains,” Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol. 33, pp. 837-844, 2009.
  • W. Ye, “A New Transformation Technique for Evaluating Nearly Singular Integrals,” Computational Mechanics, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 457 – 466, 2008.
  • N. Masters and W. Ye, “Octant Flux Splitting Information Preservation DSMC Method for Thermally Driven Flows,” Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 226, pp. 2044-2062, 2007.

 Refereed Conference Publications

  • H. Gang and W. Ye, “Effect of Oscillation Mode on the Free-molecule Squeeze-film Damping”, Proceeding of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, pp. 366-370, Xiamen, China, January 20-23, 2010.
  • T. Zhu and W. Ye, “Gas-Phase Heat Transfer from a Heated Microcantilever inside a Vacuum Enclosure”, Proceeding of the ASME 2009 2nd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, MNHMT2009-18469, Shanghai, China, Dec. 18-21, 2009.
  • H. Gang and W. Ye, “Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Squeeze-film Damping in the Free-molecule Regime,” Proceeding of the 26th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, pp. 1027-1032, Kyoto, Japan, July 21-25, 2008.
  • N. Masters and W. Ye, “Multiscale Modeling of Heat Transfer in a Thermally Sensing Atomic Force Microscope”, Proceeding of ASME International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer, MNHT2008-52231, Tainan, Taiwan, Jan. 5 – Jan. 10, 2008. 
  • N. Gupta, N. Masters, W. Ye and Y. Gianchandani, “Gas Flow in Nano-Channels: Thermal Transpiration Models with Application to a Si-Micromachined Knudsen Pump,” Technical Proceeding of International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers’07), pp. 2329-2332, Lyon, France, June 10 – 14, 2007.
  • N. Masters and W. Ye, “Efficient DSMC Modeling Techniques for Micro/Nano Gas Flows,” Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Santa Clara, May 20 – 24, 2007.


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