Robert Yuan, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  • Yuan, R., Five publications in military reports for research grant awarded by DoD
    -Finite Element Analysis on Strain Contour of CNT Composites Due to Impact Damage, 2014
    -Impact Force and Energy Absorption Analysis for CNT Composites, 2013
    -Impact Resistance of CNT/CFRP Composite Sheet for Body Armor Vest, 2012
    -Mechanical Properties of CNT with GFRP, AFRP, and CFRP, 2011
    -Design and Fabrication of CNT Composites for Military Applications, 2010
  • M. Palla, Yuan, R., “Photocatalytic Concrete Slab for Passive NOx/03 Pollution Control”, America Institute of Chemical Engineering, Annual Conference, Nov. 2009
  • Okelo, R., Yuan, R., “Bond Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Re-Bars”, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, May/June, 2008, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 203-213
  • Chen, D., Yuan, R., “Boosted and Baseline Titania Coating on Concrete for NOx Abatement”, Proceeding of 14th International Catalysis Congress, July 2008
  • Yuan, R., invited presentation at workshop on “Passive Photo-catalytic Oxidation of Air Pollution”, Lawrence Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, June, 2007


  • Ph.D. (Theoretical & Applied Mechanics), University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
  • M.S. (Structural Engineering), University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
  • B.S. (Structural Engineering), National Cheng-Kung University

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Engineering Teacher Award, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Halliburton Research in Excellence  Award, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Outstanding Engineering Education Contribution Awards, UTA, 1987 & 1988
  • Best Technical Paper Awards, American Society of Civil Engineering, 2003 & 2007
  • Elected the Eminent Engineer by Tau Beta Pi, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Nominated Amoco Outstanding Student Organization Advisor, UTA
  • Supervised 15 Ph.D. Dissertations, 26 Master Theses