Yi (Elisa) Wu, Ph.D.

Yi (Elisa) Wu, Ph.D.
Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Office Phone
Office Location
227 AMIC Building
AMIC BUILDING
5350 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE
ERIE PA 16510
Biography

Dr. Yi Wu is a professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Behrend. She received her B.S. in Mech-electrical Engineering in 1995 from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China. She earned both her M.E. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia in 2002 and 2004 respectively. Dr. Wu was a research and teaching assistant at the University of Virginia prior to her employment at Penn State Behrend.


Courses Taught

  • Bioengineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrumentation, Measurements and Statics
  • Materials Lab
  • Statics
  • System Dynamics
  • Vibration Mechanical Systems

Research Interests

  • Artificial Organs
  • Bioinformatics/Drug Design
  • Orthodontics/Prosthetics
  • Pedagogical research

Service

Program

  • Chair
  • Chair/member, Faculty search committees
  • Faculty mentor

School

  • Chair, Computer Instructional Support Committee
  • School P&T committee

College

  • Chair, School of Engineering, Director Search Committee, Member, 9/2017-5/2018
  • Contributions to the University's programs to enhance equal opportunity and cultural diversity, MCE/WISE, Math options, Women in Engineering, etc.

Service to the Profession 

  • Program organizer, conference on Control and Applications, International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), 2006-2010.
  • Reviewer for multiple journals or presses: IEEE Transaction on Control System Technology, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Organs, ASAIO Journal, FIE conference, ASEE conference, IASTED conference, etc.
  • Chair, FIE conference section, 2016

 

Research Interests

Bioinformatics, Biomechanics, Physiological system modeling and control, blood pump, vibration, dynamics & control

Publications

Simulation in Adult Learning: Across the Disciplines of Engineering, Business, and Healthcare - December 19, 2019
Collaborators: Daniel Eaton, Co-Author; Diane Parente, Co-Author

Interactive Simulation Modules (ISMs) in Vibrations - June 22, 2019
Collaborators: Amir Danesh, Co-Author/Presenter; Oladipo Onipede, Co-Author

Effective review of prerequsites: using videos to flip the reviewing process in a senior technical course - July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1, 2018
Collaborator: Qi Dunsworth, Co-Author

Using LEGO kits to teach higher level problem solving skills in system dynamics: a case study, Advances in Engineering Education - June 7, 2018
Collaborators: Charlotte DeVries, Co-Author; Qi Qunsworth, Co-Author

A consistent approach to problem solving in mechanical vibrations
Collaborators: Amir Danesh, Co-Author; Oladipo Onipede, Co-Author

Application of multiobjective neural predictive control to biventricular assistance using dual rotary blood pumps, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - January (1st Quarter/Winter) 1, 2018
Collaborators: Boon Chiang Ng, Co-Author; Robert Salamonsen, Co-Author; Shaun Gregory, Co-Author; Michael Stevens, Co-Author; Einly Lim, Co-Author

Enhance hands on experience of system and control using low cost LEGO kits, Proceeding, Frontier in Education Annual Conference - November 1, 2016
Collaborator: Charlotte DeVries, Co-Author/Presenter

Incorporating FEA in an undergraduate biomechanics course, Proceeding, Frontier in Education Annual Conference - November 1, 2016
Collaborators: Amir Khalilollahi, Co-Author; Philip Martone, Co-Author

Preload based ADRC physiological controller for rotary blood pump, Proceeding, Chinese Control Conference - July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1, 2016
Collaborators: Qing Zheng, Co-Author/Presenter; Einly Lim

ADRC or adaptive controller – a simulation study on artificial blood pump, Computers in Biology and Medicine - November 1, 2015
Collaborator: Qing Zheng, Co-Author

Using mindstorms in a control systems lab to impact next generation engineers, Proceeding, ASEE Annual Conference - July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1, 2015
Collaborator: Charlotte DeVries, Co-Author/Presenter

dTGS: Method for effective components identification from traditional chinese medicine formula and mechanism analysis, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - December 10, 2013
Collaborators: JI Luo, Co-Author; Yinglong Ren, Co-Author; Hao Gu, Co-Author; Yun Wang, Co-Author

Wireless nerve positional control of prosthetic device, Proceedings, ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - November, 2011
Collaborators: David Loker; Margaret Voss; John Roth; Stephen Strom

Mechanical cavopulmonary assistance of a patient-specific fontan physiology: numerical simulations, lumped parameter modeling, and suction experiments, Artificial Organs - November, 2011
Collaborators: A Throckmorton; J Carr; S Tahir; R Tate; E Downs; S Bhavsar; J Grizzard; W Moskowitz

Work in progress — Evolution of a system dynamic course at Penn State Behrend, Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2010
Collaborator: Oladipo Onipede, Co-Author/Presenter

Adaptive physiological speed/flow control of rotary blood pumps in permanent implantation using intrinsic pump parameters, ASAIO Journal - 2009

Graphic user interface for a human circulation model, Proceedings, ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC2009) - June, 2009
Collaborators: N Schneider; J Cecchetti

Adaptive physiological speed/flow control of RBPs in permanent implantation using intrinsic pump parameters, ASAIO Journal - May, 2009

Graphic user interface for a numerical model of human circulation system with RBP, ASAIO Journal - May, 2009
Collaborators: J Cecchetti; N Schneider

Effects of muscle pump on rotary blood pumps in dynamic exercise: a computer simulation study, Cardiovascular Engineering - September, 2008
Collaborator: S Lim

Adaptive physiological speed/flow control of rotary LVADS for various activity levels in permanent implantation, ASAIO Journal - June, 2008

Physiological control of rotary left ventricular assist device, Proceedings, 26th Chinese Control Conference - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2007

Modeling, estimation, and control of human circulatory systems with a left ventricular assist device, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2007
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao; D Olsen

Effects of muscle pump on LVADs – A simulation study, ASAIO Journal - June, 2007

Product and process integration: The case of prosthetic legs, Proceedings, International Conference on Comprehensive Product Realization 2007 - June, 2007
Collaborators: E Jackson; Matthew Parente

Construction of an artificial heart pump performance test system, Cardiovascular Engineering - December, 2006
Collaborators: Y Liu; P Allaire; H Wood; D Olsen

Study of adaptive estimation for aortic pressure, ASAIO Journal - June, 2006
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao; D Olsen

Study of pressure estimation for a human circulatory system with a LVAD, Proceedings, American Control Conference - June, 2006
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao; D Olsen

Teaching courses for an engineering student abroad in Iraq, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo - November, 2005
Collaborator: James Sonnenmeier

Modeling, estimation, and control of cardiovascular systems with a left ventricular assist device, Proceedings, American Control Conference - June, 2005
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao; D Olsen

A bridge from short term LVAD to long term LVAD – Experimental verification of a physiological controller, Artificial Organs - 2004
Collaborators: P Allaire; H Wood; Y Liu; J Adams; D Olsen

Design and test of a physiologic controller for a magnetically levitated LVAD, ASAIO Journal - June, 2004
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao; D Lim; H Wood; J Adams; D Olsen

In vitro test of an adaptive flow controller for a continuous flow left ventricular assist device, Proceedings, American Control Conference - June, 2004
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao; Y Liu

An anti-suction physiological controller for a long term LVAD, ASAIO Journal - 2003
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao; Y Liu; J Adams; H Wood; D Olsen

An advanced physiological controller design for an LVAD to prevent left ventricular collapse, Artificial Organs - 2003
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao; H Wood; D Olsen; C Tribble

An adaptive speed/flow controller for a continuous flow left ventricular assist device, Proceedings, American Control Conference - June, 2003
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao

Controller design of left ventricle assist device, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo - November, 2002
Collaborators: P Allaire; J Adams; H Wood

An adaptive controller for left ventricle assist device, Proceedings, Annual International Conference, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2002
Collaborators: P Allaire; G Tao

Physiological control of a ventricle assist device, Annals of the Biomedical Engineering - 2001
Collaborators: P Allaire; J Adams; H Wood; D Olsen

Education

Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia

ME, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia

BS, Mech-electrical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, China