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Dr. Yalin is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. He joined in 2002.

Dr. Yalin received his undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Queen’s University in 1995, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University in 1997 and 2000 respectively, and held a post-doctoral position at Stanford University from 2000-2002.

At CSU, he serves as the director of the Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics which includes approximately 10 students researchers.  He is also the director of the CSU NASA Space Grant program.


430 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Powerhouse Energy Campus at Colorado State University

The Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics is located at 430 North College Avenue in the Powerhouse Energy Campus, 3 miles north of CSU’s main campus in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Powerhouse is a 100,000 square-foot green building, and is one of the most extensive free-standing energy facilities at any university. The campus is a collaborative ecosystem of researchers, faculty, staff, students, and companies. It receives local, national, and global recognition for its interdisciplinary approach, and groundbreaking work on engine technology, electric grids, biofuels, energy access in the developing world, and energy focused entrepreneurship.

Mechanical Engineering Labs at the Powerhouse

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