Academic Staff

Kai-Ming Yu

Associate Professor

EF603

2766 6603

2362 5267

Brief Biosketch

BSc(Eng) & PhD graduate from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong in 1985 and 1990 respectively.   Post-doctorate in Hong Kong University of Science & Technology before joining PolyU as Lecturer in 1993 to teach various sub-degree, degree, and postgraduate subjects. Research specialties are to apply computational geometry, logic, and psychological know-how to solve different design problems.  Projects and publications in more than 15 years works include: computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), computer-aided engineering analysis (CAE), geometric modelling, rapid prototyping (RP), reverse engineering (RE), and product data management (PDM).

Honours and Awards

  • Secretary (since 1998) and Executive Committee Member of SME (Hong Kong Chapter),  Senior Member of SME
  • Sector/Subject Specialist of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications

 

Teaching and Research Specialties

Areas of interest: Product lifecycle management; rapid product technologies; CAD/CAE/CAM; geometric modelling; and design innovation.

 

Publications

  • "Direct tool-path generation from massive point input”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, vol.216, no.B2, pp.199-206, 2002.
  • "Layer manufacture of jewel ring by volume efficient methodology", Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, 2001, Volume 215, Number B8, pp.1035-1049.
  • "Dexel based Direct Slicing of Multi-Material Assemblies", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, v18, pp.285-302 (2001).
  • "Reconstruction of solids with hidden details from orthographic projections using 2-stage extrusion", Computer-Aided Design v33 n1 pp.91-102, Jan 2001.
  • "Implementation of hollow octree reinforced rapid prototype", International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp.105-117, 2000.