Jiayi Yu

Doctoral Student 

Phone: 330-356-4260


M.S., Polymer Chemistry: 2013
The University of Akron, OH

B.E., Materials Science and Engineering: 2012
Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

Current Research

Structure-Processing-Property Relationship Studies of Bioresorbable Poly(ester urea)s (PEU) and Composites

Characterization of Thermoplastic Elastomers using Controlled Double Bond Stereochemistry


Jiayi Yu, Y Xu, S Li, G, Seifert, ML Becker* “Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing of Nano Hydroxyapatite/Poly(ester urea) Composite Scaffolds with Enhanced Bioactivity” in submission

MB Wade, C Bell, MC Arno, GM Policastro, Jiayi Yu, EP Childers, JA Wilson, A Oliverio, AP Dove*, ML Becker* “Resorbable Elastomers that Mimic Natural Rubber for Soft Tissue Regeneration” in submission

EP Childers, NZ Dreger, AB Ellenberger, MB Wade, K Domino, Y Xu, D Luong, Jiayi Yu, D Orsini, RH Bell, SD Fening*, ML Becker* “Enhanced Rotator-cuff Repair using Platelet-rich Plasma Adsorbed Branched Poly(ester urea)s Discs” in submission

S li, Y Xu, Jiayi Yu, ML Becker* “Post-printing Peptide-functionalization of Radiopaque Amino Acid based Poly(ester urea) 3D Scaffold for Bone Regneration”. Biomaterials, 2017, 141, 176-187

K Chen, Jiayi Yu, G. Guzman, SS Es-haghi, ML Becker, M Cakmak* “Nonlinear Mechano-Optical Behavior of L-Phenylalanine-based Poly(ester urea)s: Local Order in Amorphous Polymers” Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 1075-1084

CA Bell#, Jiayi Yu#, IA Barker, VX Truong, ML Becker* AP Dove* “Biomimetic Rubber via Regioisomeric Control of Thiolyne Addition Reactions” Angew. Chem.Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 13076-13080. (# These authors contributed equally)

Jiayi Yu, F Lin, ML Becker* “Branched Amino Acid Based Poly(ester urea)s with Tunable Thermal and Water Uptake Properties” Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 2916-2924.

S Li, Jiayi Yu, MB Wade, G Policastro, ML Becker* “Radiopaque, Iodine Functionalized, Phenylalanine-Based Poly(ester urea)s” Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 615–624.

J Zheng, G Hua, Jiayi Yu, F Lin, MB Wade, DH Reneker, ML Becker* “Post-Electrospinning “Triclick” Functionalization of Degradable Polymer Nanofibers” ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4, 207-213.

J Zhou, AP Defante, F Lin, Y Xu, Jiayi Yu, Y Gao, EP Childers, A Dhinojwala, ML Becker* “Adhesion Properties of Catechol-Based Biodegradable Amino Acid-Based Poly(ester urea) Copolymers Inspired from Mussel Proteins” Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 266-274.

Jiayi Yu, F Lin, P Lin, Y Gao, ML Becker* “Phenylalanine-based Poly(ester urea): Synthesis, Characterization and in vitro Degradation” Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 121-129.

F Lin, Jiayi Yu, W Tang, J Zheng, A Defante, K Guo, C Wesdemiotis, ML Becker* “Peptide Functionalized Oxime Hydrogels with Tunable Mechanical Properties and Gelation Behavior”, Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 3749-3758.

F Lin, Jiayi Yu, W Tang, J Zheng, S Xie, ML Becker* “Post-electrospinning “Click” Modification of Degradable Amino Acid-Based Poly(ester urea) Nanofibers” Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 9515-9525 .

F Lin, J Zheng, Jiayi Yu, J Zhou, ML Becker* “Cascading “Tri-Click” Functionalization of Polycaprolactone Thin Films Quantified via QCM” Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 2857-2865.


1) ML Becker, Jiayi Yu US Patent No. 20160130390
2) ML Becker, AP Dove, CA Bell, Jiayi Yu, IA Barker, VX Truong US Patent Application No. 62/211,367