Chair Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Professor Lu Chun, is graduated from Peking University (in China), Beijing Institute of Technology (in China) and National University of Singapore (in Singapore) in 1984, 1987 and 1991, respectively, with bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Former Chief Engineer of Chartered Industries of Singapore; senior research fellow in Singapore Institute of High Performance Computing and director of large-scale complex issues research department; Adjunct professor of National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University; Assistant to President King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, director of asia-pacific cooperation department, director of international projects department. Current Southern University of Science and Technology general affairs director. In April 2017, he was appointed as the President's office member and general affairs director of Southern University of Science and Technology.

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Solid Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, High Performance Computer Simulation Experiments, Nano Mechanics, Biomechanics

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[1]Lu P , Lee H P , Lu C , et al. Dynamic properties of flexural beams using a nonlocal elasticity model[J]. Journal of Applied Physics, 2006, 99(7):073510-073510-9.

[2]Lu, P. , He, L. H. , Lee, H. P. , & Lu, C. . (2006). Thin plate theory including surface effects. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43(16), 4631-4647.

[3]CHUN L, LAM K Y. Dynamic analysis of clamped laminated curved panels[J]. Composite Structures, 1995, 30(4): 389–398.

[4]CHUN L, LAM K Y. Behavior of uniform anisotropic beams of rectangular section under transverse impact of a mass[J]. Shock and Vibration, 1997, 4(2): 125–141.

[5]CHUN L U, LAM K Y. Dynamic response of fully-clamped laminated composite plates subjected to low-velocity impact of a mass[J]. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 1998, 35(11): 963–979.

[6]LIU P, ZHANG Y W, LU C. A three-dimensional concurrent atomistic/continuum analysis of an epitaxially strained island[J]. Journal of Applied Physics, 2003, 94(10): 6350–6353.

[7]LIU P, ZHANG Y W, LU C. Computer simulations of the Stranski-Krastanov growth of heteroepitaxial films with elastic anisotropy[J]. Surface Science, 2003, 526(3): 375–382.

[8]XU X D, LEE H P, LU C. Numerical study on energy transmission for rotating hard disk systems by structural intensity technique[J]. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 2004, 46(4): 639–652.

[9]ZHANG Y W, LIU P, LU C. Molecular dynamics simulations of the preparation and deformation of nanocrystalline copper[J]. Acta Materialia, 2004, 52(17): 5105–5114.

[10]XU X D, LEE H P, LU C. Power flow paths in stiffened plates[J]. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2005, 282(3–5): 1264–1272.

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Founded inDecember 2015, the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) isone of departments in the College of Engineering. It aims to establish aworld-leading department in mechanics and aerospace engineering, coveringvarious research areas such as fluid mechanics, aerodynamics,thermodynamics,aeroacoustics,mechanics,combustion,material, and system control. TheDepartment will learn from the best practice of peer departments over the worldin order to develop into an international research institution that attends tothe national strategic needs in mechanics and aerospace, cultivates outstanding innovative talents, and conducts frontier fundamental research and appliedresearch with social impact.

The goal of the Department is to become a top-tier international leader through introducing aninnovative education system which emphasizes IUR (Industry-University-Research)in close association with the Chinese aerospace industry. The specificobjectives are:
1)to nurture innovative talents (learning);
2)to research anddevelop key technologies (research);
3)to provide technical services (production) for the national aerospace industry.

The department has twoundergraduate programs: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and AerospaceEngineering, and possesses state-certified BS, MS and PhD degree programs and Postdoctoral station ofMechanics. The department currently has 20 tenured/tenure-track facultymembers, conducting active research in the general areas of fluid mechanics,solid mechanics, computational mechanics, micro and soft materials and devices,aeroengines, unmanned aerial vehicles, aeroacoustics and dynamics.

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