Associate Dean of Engineering Extended Studies,
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Professor Yee received his Bachelor of Science degree with Highest Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990. He is also a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. His areas of interest in research and teaching include: Finite element method, mechanical design, mechanical behavior of materials, fracture mechanics, additive manufacturing, and product design & development. He is the Director of the Product Design Lab.
Professor Yee worked for several years as a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs in Naperville, Illinois. Professor Yee also worked as a consulting engineer in industry (at Anamet Laboratory in Hayward, CA and Aptech Engineering Services in Sunnyvale, CA). From 1997 to 2000, he was appointed as Professor for the Engineering Transfer Program at Laney College in Oakland, CA where he developed and taught an undergraduate engineering mechanics course and advised students. From 2000 to 2006, he was an Associate Professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at San Jose State University. Dr. Yee served as the Associate Chair in the Department from 2006-2010 and again from 2017-2020, he served as the ABET Coordinator from 2010 to 2011, ME Program Director from 2012 to 2013. Professor Yee served as the Chair of the Undergraduate Studies Committee from 2013-2014. During his sabbatical leave from July to December 2016, Dr. Yee was the visiting researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA performing R&D to upgrade the Advanced Light Source System. Dr. Yee has served as an expert witness in litigation trial. Currently, Dr. Yee is a Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Associate Dean of Engineering Extended Studies overseeing 10 engineering off-campus graduate programs at San Jose State University.
Professor Yee was named in Who's Who in Science & Engineering in 1994 & 2006, Who's Who in America in 2006, and Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2005. From 1996 to 2009, he had served as a Committee Member in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Post Construction Flaw Evaluation Committee (has been re-named as the ASME/API Joint Fitness-for-Service Standard Committee in 2002) at the national level to develop a joint ASME/API Standard Fitness-for-Services and Flaw Evaluation Methodologies for pressure equipment in all industries worldwide. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. Professor Yee is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). At San Jose State University, Professor Yee was the faculty advisor for the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) Society (Student Chapter). Currently, he is serving as the faculty advisor for the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society in the College of Engineering. Dr. Yee was named as the "Professor of the Year" in 2001, 2002, and again in 2009 in recognition of excellence in teaching and outstanding service to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department by the Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society at San Jose State University. Professor Yee is the recipient of the College of Engineering Applied Materials Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Professor Yee received the San Jose State University Provost's Assessment Awards recognizing his commitment to Engineering Program Excellence through Student Learning