Yonggang Huang#


Yonggang Huang
Email:y-huang 'at' northwestern.edu
Membership Number:4463
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:yhuang
Elected:2017
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007 - present W.P. Murphy Professor (2015-present); J. Cummings Professor (2007-2015), Northwestern University, USA
  • 2005 - 2006 Clark Millikan Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • 2005 Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute of Metals Research, Germany
  • 2001 - 2004 Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute of Metals Research, Germany
  • 1998 - 2007 S.L. Soo Professor (2004-2007); G.W. Gauthier Professor (2003-2004); Professor (2001-2003); Associate Professor (1998-2001), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • 1995 - 1998 Associate Professor, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • 1991 - 1995 Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, USA
  • 1990 - 1991 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mechanics of materials: micro-scale plasticity theory based on dislocation models
  • Nanomechanics: continuum mechanics theory for nanostructures based on interatomic potentials
  • Stretchable/flexible electronics: using mechanics principles to design/fabricate silicon-based stretchable electronics
  • Applications of stretchable electronics: integration with humanbody for health monitoring
  • Deterministic 3D assembly: using buckling to fabricate 3D structures from 2D platforms

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Honorary Professor, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • 2017 Prager Medal, Society of Engineering Sciences (highest award from this society)
  • 2017 Election to the US National Academy of Engineering
  • 2016 Nadai Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (highest award in materials science from this society)
  • 2016 Honorary Professor, Nanjing University of Science and Technology
  • 2016 Honorary Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • 2016 Honorary Professor, Nanjing Tech University
  • 2015 Honorary Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University
  • 2014 Honorary Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • 2013 Drucker Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (one of three highest awards in mechanics from this society)
  • 2010 Election to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 2010 Richards Award, Am. Soc. Mechanical Engineers (highest award in mechanical engineering for 20+ years from graduation)
  • 2009 Honorary Professor, Nanjing University Posts and Telecommunications
  • 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation (one award each year for engineering in USA and Canada)
  • 2007 International Journal of Plasticity Award (for achievement in engineering plasticity)
  • 2006 Young Investigator Medal, Society of Engineering Sciences
  • 2004 Melville Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2003 Larson Award, Am. Soc. Mechanical Engineers (highest award in mechanical engineering for 10~20 years from graduation)
  • 2001 - 2004 Research Award for USA Scientists and Scholars, Humboldt Foundation

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