BSME, USTC, China, 1985; MSME, Brown University, 1988; MSMA, Brown University, 1991; Ph.D. Brown University, 1991
Plastic flow and failure of crystalline and heterogeneous materials; Micro/nanomechanics and biomechanics of materials; Digital imaging based techniques in experimental mechanics
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Author and co-author of more than 60 scientific papers and one book chapter; Research funded by NSF, National Labs, and various industrial partners; Faculty appointments at Yale University and University of Nebraska; Post-doctoral appointments at MIT and Caltech; NSF CAREER Award; Loctite Engineering Faculty Summer Fellowship Award; Alcoa Foundation Award; Layman Foundation Award
The interplay of experiments and analysis (increasingly computations) is often the key in resolving and understanding the complexity of many challenging engineering problems. Awareness of the current limitations of either approach (what is measurable, computational, and verifiable) is at the start of any on-going research effort.