Chun-Wei Yao, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  • D. Sebastian, C.W. Yao, I. Lian, "Abrasion Resistance of Superhydrophobic Coatings on Aluminum Using PDMS/SiO2," Coatings 8 (11), 414, 2018.
  • A. Azimi, P. He, C. Rohrs, C.W. Yao, "Developing a novel continuum model of static and dynamic contact angles in a case study of a water droplet on micro-patterned hybrid substrates," MRS Communications, 2018.
  • D. Sebastian, C.W. Yao, I. Lian, "Mechanical Durability of Engineered Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Anti-Corrosion," Coatings 8 (5), 162, 2018.
  • Y. Chen, T. Li, Z. Jia, F. Scarpa, C.W. Yao, L. Wang, " 3D printed hierarchical honeycombs with shape integrity under large compressive deformations," Materials & Design, 137, 226-234, 2018.
  • C.W. Yao, D. Sebastian, I. Lian, Ö. Günaydın-Şen, R. Clarke, K. Clayton, C.Y. Chen, K. Kharel, Y. Chen, Q. Li, "Corrosion Resistance and Durability of Superhydrophobic Copper Surface in Corrosive NaCl Aqueous Solution," Coatings 8 (2), 70, 2018.
  • C.W. Yao, C.L. Lai, J. Alvarado, J. Zhou, K. Aung, J. Mejia, “Experimental Study on Effect of Surface Vibration on Micro Textured Surfaces with Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Materials, ” Applied Surface Science, 412, 45-51, 2017.
  • T.F. Wu, Y.C. Chen, W.C. Wang, A.S. Kucknoor, C.J. Lin, Y.H. Lo, C.W. Yao, I. Lian, " Rapid Waterborne Pathogen Detection with Mobile Electronics,"  Sensors, 17, 1348, 2017.
  • M.H. Liao, H.Y. Huang, F.A. Tsai, C.C. Chuang, M.H. Hsu, C.C. Lee, M.H. Lee, C. Lien, C.F. Hsieh, T.C. Wu, H.S. Wu, C.W. Yao, " The achievement of the super short channel control in the magnetic Ge n-FinFETs with the negative capacitance effect," Vacuum, 140, 63-65, 2017.
  • C.W.Yao, J. Alvarado, C. Marsh, B. Jones, M. Collins, “Wetting Behavior on Hybrid Surfaces with Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Properties,” Applied Surface Science, 290 (0), 59-65, 2014.
  • C.W. Yao, T. Garvin, J. Alvarado, C. Marsh, D. Garrett, “Fluid Dynamics of Condensed Droplets on Microscale Hybrid Surfaces,” Journal of Heat Transfer 135, 080905, 2013.
  • C.W. Yao, T. Garvin, J. Alvarado, A. Jacobi, B. Jones, C. Marsh, "Droplet Contact Angle Behavior on a hybrid surface with hydrophobic and hydrophobic properties," Applied Physics Letters, 101, (11), 111605-5, 2012.



On November 5, Stacy from Dr. Yao's group received the 2018 Undergraduate Research Grant Award.



On September 27, ME students and Dr. Yao's group participated in the Youth Career Expo at Ford Arena, Beaumont, Texas. Over 2500 high school students attended. 

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On July 23-27, Dr. Yao's group educated 9-12th-grade students participating in the Project Engineer summer program at Lamar University. The goal of the program is to pique students interests in the field of engineering through hands-on demonstrations, lab tours, and presentations. 

Summer group


On May 1, Dr. Yao received the 2018 Research Enhancement Grant Award from Lamar University.



On February 23, the Canadian research website, Advances in Engineering (AIE), has highlighted Dr. Yao's paper "Effect of surface vibration on micro textured surfaces with hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials".
AIE's mission is to offer their readers the breaking news about the latest scientific knowledge and innovative technologies.



  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • M.S. Engineering Science, National Taiwan University
  • B.S.  Harbor and River Engineering, National Ocean Taiwan University

Awards & Honors

  • George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Grant, 2014
  • Research Enhancement Grant Award, Lamar University, 2018