Huajian Gao#


Huajian Gao
Email:huajian_gao 'at' brown.edu
Membership Number:4691
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:hgao
Elected:2018
Homepage: https://www.brown.edu/research/projects/nanomechanics-engineering-biological-systems


Present and Previous Positions

  • 2006 - present Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering, Brown University, USA
  • 2002 - 2006 Honorary Professor, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2000 - 2006 Director, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1988 - 2002 Professor (2000-2002), Associate Professor (1995-2000), Assistant Professor (1988-1994), Stanford University, USA
  • 1982 - 1983 Lecturer, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

Fields of Scholarship
  • Solid mechanics
  • Nanomechanics
  • Biomechanics

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Elected Member of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • 2017 Elected Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2017 Theodore von Karman Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers (highest award in engng. mechanics from this society)
  • 2017 Elected Honorary Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture
  • 2015 Elected Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2015 Nadai Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2015 Prager Medal, Society of Engineering Sciences
  • 2012 Elected Member of the US National Academy of Engineering
  • 2012 Rodney Hill Prize, International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)
  • 2012 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (highest German award for international scientists)
  • 2011 Richards Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2009 Honorary Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • 2009 Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2005 Wissenschaftspreis des Stifterverbands für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Max Planck Society, Germany, 2005
  • 2005 Young Investigator Medal, Society of Engineering Sciences
  • 2004 Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK)
  • 2004 Melville Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2003 Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1999 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigators Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1995 Guggenheim Fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation (one award each year for engineering in USA and Canada)

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