Associate Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. YUAN is currently an Associate Professor in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island before he joined SUSTech. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University and Harvard University. He has been elected to the Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2020 for his research in cell biomechanics.

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Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Flexible/soft Robots, Heart-on-chip technology

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Professor Yuan’s research areas include biomechanics and bioengineering, flexible/soft robotics, heart-on-chip technology, etc. He has published his research in peer-reviewed journals, including PNAS, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, American Journal of Physiology, Applied Physics Letters, Soft Matter, Science, Nature Medicine, Nature Materials, Nano Letters, etc. 

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Founded in December 2015, the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of departments in the College of Engineering. It aims to establish a world-leading department in mechanics and aerospace engineering, covering various research areas such as fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, aeroacoustics, mechanics, combustion, material, and system control. The Department will learn from the best practice of peer departments over the world in order to develop into an international research institution that attends to the national strategic needs in mechanics and aerospace, cultivates outstanding innovative talents, and conducts frontier fundamental research and applied research with social impact. 

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