Huajian Gao

Huajian Gao (Chinese: 高华健; pinyin: Gāo Huájiàn, born December 7, 1963) is a Chinese-American mechanician who is widely known for his contributions to the field of solid mechanics, particularly on the micro- and nanomechanics of thin films, hierarchically structured materials, and cell-nanomaterials interactions.

Huajian Gao
Native name
高华健
Born (1963-12-07) December 7, 1963
CitizenshipU.S.
Alma materXi'an Jiaotong University, Harvard University
Known forMicro- and nanomechanics of thin films, hierarchically structured materials, and cell-nanomaterials interactions.
AwardsRodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics] from International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.[1]
Scientific career
FieldsSolid Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science
InstitutionsBrown University, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stanford University

Education and career

Gao was born in Chengdu, Sichuan on December 7, 1963.[2] Huajian Gao received his B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Xi'an Jiaotong University of China in 1982, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Harvard University in 1984 and 1988, respectively. He taught at Stanford University between 1988 and 2002, where he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1994 and to full Professor in 2000. He joined the Max Planck Society in 2001 as a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2006 he moved to Brown University as the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering.

Gao is the editor of the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.[3]

Research

Gao has a background in applied mechanics and engineering science. His research interests span over Solid Mechanics, Nanomechanics and Biomechanics. He works on mechanics of thin films and hierarchically structured materials, mechanics of biological and bio-inspired materials, mechanics of nanostructured and nanotwinned materials, mechanics of cell adhesion, mechanics of cell-nanomaterials interactions, mechanics of energy storage systems, and mechanics of metallic glasses.

Awards

Gao received academic honors including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995 and the Humboldt Prize from Germany and Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics from the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) in 2012.[4] He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012, to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (as a foreign academician) in 2015[5], the National Academy of Sciences in 2018 and American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.

References

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  2. 高华健(Huajian Gao). casad.ac.cn (in Chinese). 2015.
  3. "Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids Editorial Board". Journals.elsevier.com. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2013-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "关于公布2015年中国科学院院士增选当选院士名单的公告". Cas.cn. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
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