Associate Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. YUAN is currently an Associate Professor in Southern University of Science and Technology. From 2011 to 2012, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University in the United States and continued his postdoctoral research at Harvard University from 2012 to 2014. Then he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island, USA, from 2014 to 2019. He was elected to Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2020.

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Applied Mechanics, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Bioengineering, Flexible/soft Robots

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Professor Yuan’s research areas include biomechanics and bioengineering, flexible/soft robotics. As first-author or communication author, He has published papers in the world’s leading journals, including PNAS, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, American Journal of Physiology, Applied Physics Letters, Soft Matter, etc. As a co-author, he also published papers in top journals such as Science, Nature Medicine, Nature Materials, and Nano Letters. His Google Scholar Citation is more than 3,000 times.

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  • China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics comes to SUSTech

  • Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering held postgraduate training seminar

  • Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum 2020


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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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