MAE faculty member elected as Fellow to ASME
Chris Edwards | 08/05/2020

SUSTech Associate Professor Hongyan YUAN from the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He was recognized for his long-term contribution to fundamental research and engineering applications of computational biomechanics.

Hongyan YUAN has developed single-cell scale, computational biomechanics models. His models have been successfully applied to bioengineering problems such as microtissue formation, cancer cell migration, and nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems.

Hongyan YUAN joined MAE in 2019. He was engaged in postdoctoral research at both Brown University and Harvard University before working as an assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island.

His research interests include flexible and soft robots, computational structural dynamics, biomechanics, and bioengineering. He has published more than 30 papers in high-impact academic journals such as Science and Nature, with more than 2700 citations (Google Scholar, as of August 2020).

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit human beings. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 100,000 members in 140+ countries.

2020, 08-05
By Chris Edwards

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