Hyuk Yu

Email address: yu@chem.wisc.edu

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Professor Emeritus, Born 1933
B.S. 1955, Seoul National University (Korea)
M.S. 1958, University of Southern California
M.A. 1960, Princeton University
Ph.D. 1962, Princeton University

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Research Description

Since my formal retirement in 2004, I have been engaged in scholarly activity in a limited scope, with no postdoctoral associate or graduate student. It entails writing up the unpublished work, engaging in writing a textbook, reviewing manuscripts for journals and proposals for granting agencies, consulting industrial companies, participating in various advisory boards of research institutes and centers, attending technical conferences and making some contributions to activities of scientific societies. In addition, I have also been active in the Korean Studies Initiatives of the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Wisconsin.

My interest in research however remains at the same level as before the retirement. It consists of: 1) transport and dynamics of macromolecules in bulk, solution and gels; 2) interfacial equilibrium and dynamic phenomena of amphiphiles including polymeric amphiphiles ; 3) biomedical applications of surface functionalized polymeric materials; 4) organic-inorganic composites for biocompatible uses.

Awards and Honors

Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Polymers 1993
U.S. Department of Commerce Merit Award at National Bureau of Standards 1966
Evan P. Helfaer Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1991
Fellow, American Physical Society 1988
Fellow, Korean Academy of Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea 1998

Selected Publications

Chen Y, Qian H, Zheng X, Jiang X, Yu H, Zhang L. Nonspherical polysaccharide vesicles and their shape and volume regulation via osmotically sensitive channels. Soft Matter. 2011;7:5519-5523.
Tobolsky AV, Yu H. Inhibitor technique for chemical stress relaxation [in rubber networks]. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2009;:POLY-154.
Kim C, Gurau MC, Cremer PS, Yu H. Chain Conformation of Poly(dimethyl siloxane) at the Air/Water Interface by Sum Frequency Generation. LangmuirLangmuir. 2008;24:10155-10160.
Yu H, Wall LA. Radiolytic stress relaxation of an ethylene-propylene copolymer. Journal of Physical ChemistryJournal of Physical Chemistry. 1965;69:2072-8.
Yu H. Gamma radiation-induced chain scission and cross-linking of ethylene-propylene copolymers. Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry)Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry). 1964;5:545-51.