Chang-Yu Wu » Engineering Education

Chang-Yu Wu » Engineering Education


The Engineering Education Collaborative is a group of faculty who conduct research around all aspects of engineering formation. Research ranges from fundamental studies on the engineering education ecosystem to implementation of new approaches for the education of environmental and civil engineering students.



Education for Leadership Roles

  • Preparation to be faculty members, education specialists, policymakers
  • Understanding of the engineering education ecosystem
  • Experience with various teaching and learning environments

Research Focus Areas

  • Student-centered learning and design based apprenticeship
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Diversity and cultures of inclusion
  • Role of informal learning environments
  • Universal design for STEM students with (learning) disabilities
  • Workforce development

Research Outcomes

  • Improved teaching techniques that lead to conceptual understanding
  • Approaches to teach basic science in an engineering context
  • Models of realistic problem-solving
  • Guidance for improving undergraduate research experiences

Research Benefits

  • Improved conceptual understanding and long-term retention of content
  • Students who are prepared for professional practice
  • Improved climates for a diverse engineering workforce


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Chang-Yu Wu

Professor Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
Office 406 Black Hall Lab 403 Black Hall, 405 Black Hall, 119 Black Hall Work Phone: 352-392-0845 Website: Google Scholar page


Professor Wu’s teaching and research interests range from air pollution control, aerosol science, environmental nanotechnology, dust control to engineering education. As of 03/2019, he has published 150+ refereed journal articles, given 300+ conference presentations and 70+ invited lectures, 6 US patents and 3 pending applications. An active member of A&WMA, AAAR and AEESP, he has received several awards recognizing his accomplishments in education, research and services.

Primary Research Area

Air Resources

Other Research Areas

Engineering Education, Environmental Nanotechnology

Research Interests

Aerosol, Air Pollution Control, Particle Technology, Health Effects


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1989, National Taiwan University
M.S., Environmental Engineering, 1993, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, 1996, University of Cincinnati

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2015 Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award, Air & Waste Management Assoc.
  • 2015 John J. McCreary Outstanding Faculty Award, Soc. Environmental Engineers,
  • 2011-12 Top Cited Paper, Chem. Eng. J., doi:10.1016/j.cej.2011.03.003.
  • 2011 Top Cited Paper, Appl. Catal. B: Environ., doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2010.08.015.
  • 2011 Elmer L. Hann Award, Soc. Naval Architects & Marine Engineers
  • 2006 HHMI Distinguished Mentor Award, Science for Life Program at University of Florida

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