Yu is a PhD candiate in the Functional Materials and Materials Chemistry research group (FACET) group at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NTNU. He is working with exploring the emerging interfacial magnetism in complex oxide heterostructures towards spintronic applications. His supervisors are Assoc.Prof. Ingrid Hallsteinsen (IMA) and Prof. Mari-Ann Einarsrud (IMA).
Yu obtained his master's degree in Nanotechnology - Materials, Energy and Environment from NTNU and Politechnico di Milano in 2021. His master's project focuses on development of an automated self-optimising flow synthesis platform for quantum dots and was supervised by Prof. John de Mello (IKJ).