About Editors

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences

ISSN: 1526-1492 (Print)

ISSN: 1526-1506 (Online)


 Editor-in-Chief

Professor Shaofan Li is currently a full professor of applied and computational mechanics at the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Li graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China) with a Bachelor Degree of Science in 1982; he also holds Master Degrees of Science from both the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China) and the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, USA) in Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering in 1989 and 1993 respectively. In 1997, Dr. Li received a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA), and he was also a post-doctoral researcher at the Northwestern University from 1997 to 2000. 

In 2000, Dr. Li joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Shaofan Li has also been a visiting Changjiang professor in the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China (2007-2010). Dr. Shaofan Li is the recipient of several awards, including The IACM Fellow Award (International Association of Computational Mechanics) [2018]; Distinguished ICCES Fellow Award (International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences) [2014]; The ICACM Computational Mechanics Award (International Chinese Association of Computational Mechanics) [2013]; The USACM Fellow Award (The United States Association of Computational Mechanics) [2013]; A. Richard Newton Research Breakthrough Award [2008], and National Science Foundation CAREER Award [2003]; Dr. Li has published more than 140 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and he is the author and co-author of two research monographs/graduate textbooks. According to Google Scholar, Dr. Li has more than 7500 citations and an h-index 42.


Dr. Loc Vu-Quoc is a professor in the department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD at University of California at Berkeley in 1986. Dr. Vu-Quoc’s research focuses on computational mechanics (structural dynamics, high-speed vehicles, granular flows, fracture mechanics), computational power electronics, and more recently fluid mechanics. He is most known for contributing to geometrically-exact beam and shell formulations. His publications are listed in this page http://bit.ly/17Wuww9. Dr. Vu-Quoc received the Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1990, and a state-wide teaching award in 1996. Among more than 400 senior-design projects-over a span of close to twenty years of history of the two-semester course Integrated Product and Process Design at the University of Florida-Dr. Vu-Quoc was the only faculty coach with the distinction of having one team of students receiving the 2005 top prize, and another team of students named 2013 finalists, in the ASME Student Manufacturing and Design Competition.


 Editors

Xu Guo is a Changjiang Chair Professor at Dalian University of Technology (P.R. China). He is the Dean of the Department of Engineering Mechanics and the Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis of Industrial Equipment. He received his Ph.D. degree from Dalian University of Technology in 1998 and became a faculty member at this university in 2000. He is now serving as a review editor of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and the Associate Editor of the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters. His current research interests include structural optimization and computational mechanics. He has published more than 120 journal articles. He is also the recipient of the National Award for Youth in Science and Technology (2011), the Intelligent Optimal Design Prize (2010), ASSMO Award (2018) and the National Natural Science Prize of China (2006).


Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi is currently serving as an A/Professor in the Department of Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering at the Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Iran. Dr. Noroozinejad is the Founder and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering, the Associate Editor of the ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, the Associate Editor of the IET Journal of Engineering, the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment: Earthquake Engineering Section, the Associate Editor of the Open Civil Engineering Journal, the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, and the Editor of the Journal of Reliability Engineering and Resilience. He is also the Core member of the FIB Commission on Resilient RC Structures, the ASCE Objective Resilience Committee, the ASCE Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee, the ASCE Civil Infrastructure and Lifeline Systems Committee, the ASCE Structural Health Monitoring & Control Committee, and also the IEEE P693 Committee on Seismic Design for Substations. His main research interests include structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, computational dynamics, smart structures, solid and fracture mechanics, resilience-based design, reliability analysis, artificial intelligence, SSI, and vibration control in structures and infrastructure under extreme loading.


Zhuo Zhuang is a tenured professor and the former dean at School of Aerospace Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. He is the President of Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics (CACM). He received his Ph.D from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1995 and got Honorary Doctor Degree (EngD) from Swansea University, UK in 2017. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and 18 books (two of them in English by Elsevier Inc. and others in Chinese), which got more than 10,000 citations. He is an editor of 7 international and national journals. He is the chief scientist of the national fundamental research project of China. His academic duties also include President of Beijing Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, EC member of Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, APACM EC member and IACM GC member. His main research interests include aircraft strength and structure, fracture mechanics, nonlinear finite element, crystal plasticity and polymer dynamic behavior.


 Associate Editors

Elena Atroshchenko got her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. In 2010 she graduated from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with a Ph.D. in civil engineering. Since 2012, she has held the position of an assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Her research focuses on isogeometric and generalized isogeometric analysis, boundary element methods, fracture mechanics and mechanics of generalized continuum.


Lichun Bai is an associate professor at the School of Traffic & Transportation Engineering, Central South University, China. He obtained his BS in physics from Lanzhou University, China, in 2010 and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2016. His research interests focus on nanomechanics of materials, nanotribology and computational materials science. He has published over 20 papers in refereed journals including Carbon, Tribology International, Wear, Nanotechnology. 


Miguel A. Bessa Miguel Bessa's research involves understanding and modeling materials at every scale in a unique experimentally-validated and self-consistent computational framework. He envisions a new era of data-driven design of materials and structures based on Physics-informed machine learning, reduced order models and genetic optimization. Miguel started as an Assistant Professor in Materials Science at the Delft University of Technology on August 2017. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in September 2016 (Fulbright scholar; 4.0 GPA), and was a postdoctoral scholar in Aerospace at the California Institute of Technology until August 2017.


Elisa Budyn is a professor in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ecole National Superieure Cachan, at University Paris-Saclay, France. Elisa Budyn received her Civil Engineering diploma at Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics (Paris, France) in 2000, also her M. Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1999 and her Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 at Northern University. She received a postdoctoral fellowship to study Materials at Ecole Centrale Paris from the French Research Council (CNRS) between 2004 and 2005. She was the assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering and in Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2005 to 2013. She received her Dr. Habil from ENS Cachan in 2012 and is Professor at ENS since 2013. Her work focuses on biomechanics and mechanobiology for tissue engineering, particularly on the modeling of the mechanics of human tissues and cells and on the cell biological and genomic response to mechanical or thermal load. Her work is highly interdisciplinary and includes large multi-scale computational modeling, high-resolution live imaging, organ-on-chip and co-culture of cells of different types. Her research has been supported by NSF, AFOSR, CNRS, ANR and the Farman Institute. She has published more than 29 papers in the internationally referred scientific journals in the fields of engineering mechanics, material science and tissue engineering and more than 28 papers in referred conference proceedings.


Victor Manuel Calo is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University. He is a Professor in the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) at Curtin University. Dr. Calo holds the CSIRO Professorial Chair in Computational Geoscience and is a highly cited researcher who is actively involved in disseminating knowledge: Dr. Calo has authored 200+ peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Calo holds a professional engineering degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires. He received a master’s in Geomechanics and a doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Calo’s research Interests include modelling and simulation of geomechanics, fluid dynamics, flow in porous media, phase separation, fluid-structure interaction, solid mechanics, and high-performance computing.


Dongsheng Cao received his Bachelor degree, master, and PhD from Central South University in 2006, 2009, and 2013, respectively. Since 2013, he has been a faculty member of Xiangya School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Central South University. He was exceptionally appointed Associate Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His current study direction focuses on Artificial Intelligent Systems for Drug Discovery and Disease Diagnosis, the development of high-performance cheminformatics algorithms based on artificial intelligence and statistical learning. He will develop and implement new concepts, algorithms and software for rapid identification of bioactive compounds and pharmaceutical lead structures, and rapid diagnosis and evaluation of complex disease systems. Dr. Cao has published over 90 SCI journal articles.


Leiting Dong is currently a full professor in the Department of Aircraft Design in Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He is also the assistant dean of the School of Aeronautic Science & Engineering. His research focuses on modeling methods for the design of aerospace structures and materials, fatigue and damage tolerance design of complex metal components, multiscale analysis and design of composite materials and structures, and large deformation analysis of geometrically nonlinear structures. His research is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Natural Science Foundation, the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, etc. He has published more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, with an h-index 15. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including Thousand Young Talents Award of China, CMES Outstanding Young Author Award in 2015, and the ICCES Young Investigator Award in 2017. He serves as a review expert for National Natural Science Foundation of China, Science and Technology Commission of China, etc. 


Xin-Lin Gao is currently a tenured full professor of mechanical engineering at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He also held tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at University of Texas-Dallas for 3 years, at Texas A&M University for 7 years, and at Michigan Technological University for 4 years. He received an M.Sc. degree in Engineering Mechanics in May 1997 and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (with a minor in Mathematics) in May 1998, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has conducted research in a variety of areas in mechanics of materials and has authored 138 journal papers, 3 book chapters, and 143 conference publications. His publications have received 6851 citations, with an h-index of 40 and an i10-index of 90 (Google Scholar). He has been a reviewer for 123 journals, 10 publishers and 14 funding organizations and has organized 30 symposia at major international conferences. He has been an editor/guest editor of one book, proceedings of one conference, and four special journal issues. He was elected an ASME Fellow in December 2010 and is currently serving as the Chair of the Aerospace Division of ASME.


Liang Gong is the Vice Dean of Institute of New Energy and the Vice Director of Department of Energy & Power Engineering in China University of Petroleum (East China), the Committee Member of the Youth Committee for Heat & Mass Transfer of China, the Committee Member of the University Research Association for Engineering Thermophysics of China. He received his Ph.D. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2011 and was a visiting scholar in Georgia Institute of Technology from 2008 to 2010. His research interests mainly focus on numerical study on fluid flow and thermal management in microsystem, multi-physics modeling of the transport phenomena in porous media, flow drag reduction and lossless transportation. As a principal investigator, he has been responsible for 15 projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the National Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, the Ministry of Education of China, the Qingdao City Government et al. He is the author/co-author of more than 70 journal and conference papers. He was the editor of Open Physics and guest editor of Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, and serves as a reviewer for multiple journals.


Linxia Gu is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to this, she was promoted to the Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she rose through the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with Tenure, and Professor. She received her Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in December 2004. Dr. Gu’s research expertise lies in the biomechanics and biomaterials using both computational and experimental methods. The specific application areas include vascular mechanics and indirect traumatic injury. Her group was particularly interested in developing multi-scale multi-physics models to study and exploit tissue responses and cellular mechanotransduction, and to gain new mechanistic insights into the interplay of mechanics and biology. The multidisciplinary effort has resulted in more than 70 journal papers, and approximately $10 million research funding from NIH, NSF, ARO, and NASA. She is an elected fellow of ASME(2016) and a recipient of NSF CAREER award (2013).


José Manuel García-Aznar received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 from University of Zaragoza, where he serves since 2008 as Full Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. In these years, he has been visiting researcher at Keele University (2001), KU Leuven (2012), Cambridge University (2015) and NUI Galway (2017). In 2004, he was elected as Council Member of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) (2004-2012), and finally as Vice-President (2008-2012). In 2012 he was awarded by the ERC with a Starting Grant project that allows him extending his computational expertise to 3D cell cultures. His research interests focus on computational modelling of hard tissues mechanics, mechanobiology of skeletal tissue regeneration and tissue engineering, tissue growth and development and, cell mechanics. Most recently his research work has also focused on the combination of computational models and microfluidics-based experiments in order to investigate the mechanisms that regulate 3D cell migration. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers and 20 book chapters.


Christian Hellmich is a Professor for Strength of Materials and Biomechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). At this university, he received his engineering degree in 1995, his Ph.D. Degree in 1999, and his Habilitation degree in 2004. Between 2000 and 2002, he was a Max Kade Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work is strongly focussed on well-validated material and (micro)structural models, both for materials such as concrete, soil, rock, wood, or bone as well as man-made biomaterials, and for structures such as tunnels, pipelines, bridges, or the vertebrate skeleton including implants and tissue engineering scaffolds - with complementary experimental activities if necessary. He has held several leadership positions in projects with the tunnel and pipeline industry, as well as in the interdisciplinary and international material research activities sponsored by the European Commission, including his role as the coordinator of the mixed industry-academia consortium “BIO-CT-EXPLOIT”, merging computer tomography with continuum micromechanics. He has published more than 65 papers in international refereed scientific journals in the fields of engineering mechanics, materials science, and theoretical biology, and more than 80 papers in refereed conference proceedings.


Pierre Kerfriden is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University, UK. He develops advanced numerical methods for the simulation complex physical phenomena described by partial differential equations, with a particular emphasis on nonlinear solid mechanics. His research focuses on the development of multiscale numerical solvers and automatised complexity reduction methods. Applications of these developments range from the simulation of fracture in composites to the identification of material properties in bioengineering.


Elena Korznikova (ORCID 0000-0002-5975-4849) is the leading research associate in the Institute for Superplasticity Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her research mainly focuses on the computer simulations of nonlinear dynamics of crystal lattice and related phenomena. She is also a professor at Ufa State Aviation Technical University giving lectures on modeling in material science and the methodology of scientific research. Dr. Korznikova was a visiting researcher in Austria, Poland and Singapore. The initial subject of the postgraduate and Ph.D. research was the investigation of metals and alloys subjected to severe plastic deformation with the focus on the strain-induced defect structure evolution. Dr. Korznikova is available for collaborations and scientific discussions via ekorznikova@imsp.ru.


Sivakumar Kulasegaram received his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. In addition, he received Master of Science in Computational Modelling & Finite Element and Doctor of Philosophy from Swansea University. He is currently working at Cardiff University. His research interests include advanced numerical methods in computational mechanics, development of meshless (especially SPH) computational methods, computational modelling of large strain in solids including composite materials, modelling free surface flows including flow of self-compacting concrete and simulation of fast dynamics structural deformation. He has co-authored numerous highly cited research articles.


Biao Li is an associate professor at the School of Aeronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. His research interests focus on fatigue, damage and fracture mechanics, finite element modeling, mechanics of composites, and computational fluid dynamics in additive manufacturing. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Xi’an Jiaotong University (China) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 2015 to 2019. He has published over ten research articles in refereed international journals. He serves as reviewers of many journals, and was recognized as an excellent reviewer in 2019 for the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology.


Ying Li joined the University of Connecticut in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in 2015 from Northwestern University, focusing on the multiscale modeling of soft matter and related biomedical applications. His current research interests are multiscale modeling of biological system, computational materials design, mechanics and physics of soft matter, machine learning-enabled polymer design. Dr. Li’s achievements in research have been widely recognized by fellowships and awards including Best Paper award from EMI Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee (FDTC) (2018), ASME Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology (2015), International Institute for Nanotechnology Outstanding Researcher Award (2014), Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad (2012) and Ryan Fellowship (2011). He has authored and co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles. He has been invited as reviewer for more than 60 international journals, such as Nature Communications, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials. He currently serves as the Topic Editor of MDPI-Polymers, an international leading journal in polymer field.


Zhong-xue Li received a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Shijiazhuang Railway Institute, China, in 1992, and a master’s degree in solid Mechanics from Tianjin University, China, in 1995. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering, Tongji University, China, in 1999. Then he joined Zhejiang University, and is currently an associate professor in Structural Engineering. He was a visiting scholar at Imperial College London, UK, University of Florida, USA and Northwestern University, USA. His research interests include computational mechanics, finite element method, bionics, static and dynamic stability theories. In 2010, He was awarded a Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress of Zhejiang Province together with his colleagues and collaborators in the industry.


Yongtu Liang is currently a full professor in the Department of Oil&Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering in China University of Petroleum (Beijing). He is also the director of Academic Affairs Office. He has been awarded SPE outstanding contribution award, SPE innovative teaching award and so on. His main research fields contain the optimization in multiproduct pipeline and oil-gas field surface engineering. Since the year 1998, he has been engaged in the development of optimization models, optimization algorithms and the application of optimization methods in oil and gas pipeline engineering. The above achievements have been successfully applied to the optimization of multiproduct pipeline scheduling, oil&gas gathering and transportation system, and downstream oil supply chain. He has published more than 100 papers as the first author or corresponding author in academic journals.


Bo Liu is an associate professor at the School of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering, Hunan University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from NTU in 2015, and both his MS and BS degree in material manufacturing from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Environmental Process Modelling Centre, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute, NTU before joining Hunan University. His research interests focus on computational material science, particularly the modeling of novel nanomaterials for environmental and energy applications using molecular dynamics simulation and first-principles calculation. He has published over 40 papers in refereed journals in the areas related to material science and modeling including Journal of Membrane Science, Carbon, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.


Lisheng Liu is a Professor at Wuhan University of Technology (P.R. China). He is the Vice Dean of the School of Science, the Vice Director of Hubei Key Laboratory of Theory and Application of Advanced Materials Mechanics and the chairman of Hubei Society for Composite Materials. He became a faculty member at Wuhan University of Technology in 1992 and received his Ph.D. degree from this university in 2004. His current research interests include computational mechanics, multiscale mechanics and nanomechanics. He has published more than 80 journal articles.


Xiaodong Liu is a Professor in the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He received his PhD in Computer Science from De Montfort University and joined Napier in 1999. He received his MSc in Information Systems, Renmin University of China in 1991 and his BEng in Software Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1988. He is currently leading the Intelligence-Driven Software Engineering research group in Edinburgh Napier University. Prof Liu is an active researcher in software engineering with leading expertise, focusing on its emerging themes including pervasive systems (Internet of Things), software architecture, microservices, semantic modelling, and evolution of cloud services. He has led 12 externally funded projects as the PI, and published 125 papers in established international journals and conferences, 5 book chapters and 3 research handbooks. He is the inventor of 1 patent registered in UK and USA and the founder of a spin-out company. He has been the chair, co-chair or PC member of a number of IEEE International Conferences. He is the associate editor of 1 international journal, the editorial board member of 4 international journals, editor of 3 research books and 3 journals special issues. He is a senior member of IEEE Society and a member of British Computer Society.


Andrey Miroshnichenko is currently a professor at University of New South Wales. He got his Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Tver State University, Russia in 2000. He received his Ph.D in physics from Dresden University of Technology, Germany in 2003. His research interests include nanophotonics and metamaterials, plasmonics and nanoantennas, nonlinear optics and spectroscopy, topological photonics, etc. He has published 5 book chapters and 180 journal papers including 6 review papers.


Sanjay Mittal is a Chaired Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He received his Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1988 and his Masters and PhD, both in Aerospace Engineering from University of Minnesota, USA in 1990 and 1992, respectively. Prof. Mittal's research interests include unsteady aerodynamics, bluff body flows, stability of flows, vortex-induced vibrations, aerodynamic shape optimization, traffic flow modeling and high performance computing. As a recognition of his research activities he has received several awards including the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences (2006). He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Academy of Science (IAS) and the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).


Evgeny Morozov is a full professor of mechanical engineering at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Aviation Technology with a Master Degree of Engineering in 1977; he also holds Master Degree of Applied Mathematics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (1984). In 1981 he received a PhD Degree from the Moscow Institute of Aviation Technology. In 1987 he received his Doctor of Science Degree in Design and Analysis of Composite Aerospace Structural Components from Moscow Aviation Institute. He became a Titled Professor of Aerospace Composite Structures in 1994. Prof. Morozov worked as a Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, Professor at the Moscow State University of Aviation Technology (MSUAT) from 1977 to 1995. He was a Deputy Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Aerospace Composite Structures at MSUAT from 1988 to 1994. In 1995 he has been a vising professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA. From 1995 to 2007 he worked as a full Professor and Program Director (2001-2004) at University of Natal, South Africa. In 2000, he was a visiting professor at Brunel University, UK. In 2007, he joined the University of New South Wales as a full professor. He has more than 35 years practical and research experience in the field of composite technology. He co-authored five books and published more than 220 papers on mechanics and analysis of composite materials and structures. He has been a co-organizer and co-chairman of a number of international conferences, a member of Scientific Committees and Advisory Boards of 46 International Conferences, paper reviewer, session chairman, and invited paper presenter. He is the recipient of the award of the Donald Julius Groen prize by the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2002). He is Co-founder and Chair of the Advanced Composite Research Unit (ACRU) of the School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra, Australia established in July 2008.


Sundararajan Natarajan joined the Machine Design Section, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras as an Assistant Professor in 2014. Prior to this, he held post-doctoral research fellowship positions in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2012-2014) and in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2011-2012). He received his PhD from the Institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials, Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Wales, UK. Dr. Natarajan was awarded Zienkiewicz Best PhD prize by the Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering, UK in 2011. He is a recipient of the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme. Between 2003 and 2008, he worked as Lead Engineering in GE-Avitation, India Technology Centre, Bangalore, India. Dr. Natarajan graduated with a Bachelor degree of Engineering (Mechanical) from Bharathiar University in 1999. His research focuses on developing computational methods for moving boundary problems.


Vinh Phu Nguyen got his Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geo-sciences, under the supervision of Prof. Lambertus Johannes Sluys. His PhD was about multi scale failure modelling of quasi-brittle materials like concrete using advanced discontinuous computational homogenization methods. After his PhD he had been to a couple of different places (Johns Hopkins University, Cardiff University) before joining Monash University as a lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering in 2016. His research focuses on computational solid mechanics (isogeometric analysis, extended finite element method, material point method), and computational failure mechanics (discrete crack models, continuum damage models, and phase field models).


Manuel Pastor is Prof.Titular at the Politechnical University of Madrid (UPM) and coordinator of a joint research group organized between Civil Engineering School of Madrid UPM and CEDEX (Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas). He belongs to the Board of Directors of ALERT Geomaterials, of which he is co-founder with Profs. Darve, Zienkiewicz, Nova and Smith. He has been elected member of the Royal Academy of Scences of Seville, and awarded the Prakash prize to excellence in research in geotechnical engineering.


Dong Qian is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his B.S. degree in Bridge Engineering from Tongji University in China in 1994, his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1998 and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2002. Shortly after his graduation, He was hired as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the University of Cincinnati and promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in 2008. In the Fall of 2012, he joined the newly established Mechanical Engineering Department as a tenured associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and was promoted to Full Professor in 2015. Dr. Qian has conducted research in the general areas of computational mechanics of materials. His research has been funded by NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, State of Ohio and industries such as P&G and General Electric. He is currently the assistant editor for the Journal of Computational Mechanics and serves on editorial board for two other journals on computational mechanics. He is the past Chair of the Elasticity Committee under ASME Applied Mechanics Division and currently serves as the vice-Chair for the Committee on Computing in Applied Mechanics (CONCAM) in the same division.


Nickolas S. Sapidis is Professor of Computational Design and Analysis of Machine Elements with the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Western Macedonia (Kozani, Greece), where he directs the “Division of Constructions and Materials”. He has been a Professor with the University of the Aegean, and he has also taught at the Hellenic Air Force Academy and the National Technical University of Athens. Dr. Sapidis holds a Diploma (1985) in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, an M.A. (1987) in Applied Mathematics from the University of Utah, USA, and an M.S. (1988) & Ph.D. (1993) in Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences from the University of Rochester, USA. He has been pursuing/supervising research on Mechanical Design, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), Geometric Modeling, Virtual Engineering, and Computer Graphics. He is the author of more than 80 papers on the above subjects. His industrial professional experience on CAD/CAE includes the General Motors R&D Center, and the Marine Technology Development Co (Greece). His published research results have been independently implemented in industrial CAD systems by R&D teams at M.I.T., Intergraph Corp., General Motors Design Centre and Tribon (AVEVA). He is a member of the Editorial board for more than ten international scientific journals focusing on CAD, Computer Graphics, Product Lifecycle Management and Product Design. He has served on the Program Committee of more than 100 international conferences, and was an invited Keynote Speaker for 7 international conferences.


A.P.S. Selvadurai is William Scott Professor and James McGill Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University. He received his doctoral degree in theoretical mechanics under the tutelage of the late A.J.M. Spencer FRS. His research expertise covers areas germane to geomechanics, continuum mechanics, applied mechanics and applied mathematics. He is the author or co-author of eight texts books covering geomechanics and applied mathematics, 260 papers in Scientific Journals and a similar number in Conference Proceedings. His research accomplishments have received national and international recognition, being the only Canadian to receive the Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1998), The Killam Research Fellowship (2000), The Max Planck Research Prize in the Engineering Sciences (2003) and The Killam Prize in Engineering (2007) awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is in the Editorial Boards of ten International Journals covering geomechanics and computational mechanics, an Executive Associate Editor for the Journal of Engineering Mathematics and a Corresponding Editor of Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science. He has been elected Fellow of six engineering and mathematical societies and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


Fei Shen is an associate professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, China. His research interests focus on fatigue, friction and wear problems, computational methods for modeling material behavior, damage mechanics, additive manufacturing. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 2016 to 2019. He has published 25 papers in refereed journals including International Journal of Plasticity, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Journal of Materials Processing Technology.


Guangyu Shi is a professor in Department of Mechanics of Tianjin University, China. He obtained his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, in 1988. His major research areas are Computational Solid Mechanics and Computer Modeling and Simulation in Engineering. He has conducted various research projects in USA, Singapore and China in the past thirty years. Keywords of Research Interests: Computational solid mechanics; Mechanics of composite materials; Refined plate & shell theories; Damage & fracture mechanics; Computer modeling & simulation in engineering; Smart materials & structures.


Dan Simkins earned a BS and MS in Physics before accepting a position at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. After 10 years of industry experience, he returned to school where he earned a PhD in the Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials program at the University of California – Berkeley. Dan has been a faculty member at the University of South Florida since 2005. His research focuses on meshfree and hybrid methods with emphasis on problems in the life sciences, medicine, and fracture in laminated composites. He has further interests in the relationship between geometry and analysis and efficient computer algorithms and implementations.


Steve Waiching Sun works in theoretical and computational mechanics for porous and geological materials. He obtained his B.S. from UC Davis (2005); M.S. (geomechanics) from Stanford (2007); M.A. degree from Princeton (2008); and Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Northwestern (2011). Prior to joining Columbia, he was a senior member of technical staff in the mechanics of materials department at Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA, USA). He is the recipient of the Zienkiewicz Numerical Methods in Engineering Prize in 2016, US Air Force Young Investigator Program Award in 2017, Dresden Fellowship in 2016, US Army Young Investigator Program Award in 2015, and the Caterpillar Best Paper Prize in 2013, among others.


Franck J Vernerey is a professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering and the program of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2006 in the field of theoretical and applied mechanics. Dr. Vernerey’s interests are in (a) the statistical mechanics of dynamic networks, such as supramolecular polymers, hydrogels and biological aggregations to study the origins behind viscoelasticity, adaptation to loads, damage and self-healing, (b) the micromechanics of biological growth in tissue engineering and plant tissues, and (c) bio-inspired active matter and soft machines where he seeks to identify key concepts responsible for biological functionality and mimic them in simpler synthetic systems. Dr. Vernerey is the author of about 75 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, about 50 conference papers and was the recipient of the NSF young investigator CAREER award in 2014 and the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.


Gregory J. Wagner received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2001. He spent over 12 years as a staff member and later manager in the Thermal/Fluid Science and Engineering department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA, where his work included multiscale and multiphysics computational methods, multiphase and particulate flow simulation, extended timescale methods for atomistic simulation, and large-scale engineering code development. In January 2015 he joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering department at Northwestern. His current research focuses on applying novel simulation methods and high performance computing to multiscale and multiphysics problems, including additive manufacturing in metals, environmental transport, and multiphase flows.


Lin Wang received his Bachelor’s degree and PhD from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2002 and 2006, respectively. Since 2006, he has been a faculty member as a Lecturer (2006-2008), Associate Professor (2008-2013) and Full Professor (2013-now) in Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Currently, he is the Head of the Department of Mechanics. He now serves as the member of the Specialty Committee of Dynamics, Vibration and Control, Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (since 2011), and the member of the Specialty Committee of Structural Dynamics, Chinese Society of Vibration Engineering (since 2013). Dr. Wang is also the member of the editorial board of Chinese Journal of Solid Mechanics, and the member of the Advisory Board of Research on Engineering Structures & Materials. Besides, he also serves as member of the Technical Program Committee for several international academic conferences. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers. His published papers have been cited by SCI for more than 3000 times (H-index: 33), including 7 ESI papers.


Sheldon Wang is a tenured full professor of the McCoy School of Engineering at the Midwestern State University (MSU). He received his B.S. degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering in 1988 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, M.S. in Ocean Engineering in 1993 and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics in 1995 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Wang was selected by Polytechnic University in 2002 as one of the five founding Othmer Junior Faculty Fellows. He was also selected as the ASEE Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow in 2008 and 2009. His research interests include computational fluid and solid mechanics, fluid-solid interactions, quantitative modeling of biological systems, nonlinear dynamical systems, and complex systems. Dr. Wang is the author of around 40 journal papers with more than one thousand journal citations and an h-index 15. He is also the author of a research monograph “Fundamentals of Fluid-Solid Interactions – Analytical and Computational Approaches” published by Elsevier Science in 2008. This book is available in nearly three hundred and twenty libraries around the world with 15 editions. Dr. Wang has served in the editorial boards of a number of journals and international conferences as well as review panels for National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, and other governmental agencies. Dr. Wang has served as Chair of the McCoy School of Engineering at MSU from 2009 to 2014 and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Tuning Committee of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Wang is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas and current treasurer of MIT Club of Dallas/Fort Worth.


Gang Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His major research interests are computational geomechanics, geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics. He obtained B.Eng. and M. Eng. from Department of Hydraulic Engineering at Tsinghua University in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2005. He is presently Vice President of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM), Invited Council Member of Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CSTAM), member of TC203 Technical Committee for Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the Past President of ASCE Hong Kong Section. He published more than 50 research papers in reputable SCI journals. He is presently the Associate Editor of two journals and serves as a reviewer for more than 40 international journals. He was awarded Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, Li Foundation Heritage Prize and Outstanding Reviewer Award from Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Geology.


Yingjun Wang is an associate professor at South China University of Technology. Dr. Yingjun Wang received his Ph.D. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2013. After then, he worked in University of California, San Diego and McGill University as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2016, he started his career as an associate professor at South China University of Technology. His research interests include structural optimization, isogeometric analysis, boundary element method and CAD/CAE integration.


Ka-Chun Wong is a professor at City University of Hong Kong. He finished his PhD degree in Department of Computer Science at University of Toronto (where modern AI was popularized in the 2010s) within 3.5 years by the end of 2014. Dr. Wong’s research interests include computational modeling in biology and biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, computational biology, applied machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence. He was invited as the plenary/keynote speakers for multiple conferences. In addition, he has solely edited 2 books published by Springer and CRC Press, attracting 30 peer-reviewed book chapters around the world (i.e., Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, USA). He serves on editorial board for two SCI journals.


Cheng-Tang (C. T.) Wu received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Iowa in 1999 and joined Livermore Software Technology (LST) in 2001. In 2003, he formed the Computational and Multiscale Mechanics Group ( https://www.lstc-cmmg.org ) at LST. In the past 19 years, Dr. Wu has led his research group in developing advanced numerical methods for LS-DYNA code. Dr. Wu has published over seventy peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters with more than 4000 citations in the Google Scholar. He has served as a member of the editorial board in four international journals and is a technical reviewer for more than forty journals and book publishers. Dr. Wu currently serves as the Chair of Technical Trust Area (TTA) for Novel Methods in Computational Engineering and Sciences at the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). He also serves as a committee member of the Special Committee on Meshfree Method of USACM since 2009. He is an organizer for many academic and industrial conferences and has published more than one hundred conference abstracts and proceedings. Dr. Wu has also been awarded seven US patents in computational technology. Dr. Wu has made an enormous practical impact on the computational mechanics community in academia and industry. His developments in meshfree methods, multiscale mechanics and more recently the machine learning algorithms have been used to solve many computationally challenging problems in academic and industrial applications where conventional methods are difficult or impossible to resolve. It is recognized that LS-DYNA code is the first and currently the most widely used commercial software in the automotive and defense industries worldwide to adopt advanced numerical methods for vehicle and weapon system designs. 


Jian-Ying Wu is a professor of Civil Engineering and the assistant dean of School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, South China University of Technology, China. He received his B.S. (1998) in Civil Engineering, and M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) both in Structural Engineering, Tongji University, China. In 2009, he worked as a visiting professor (with Prof. Z. P. Bazant) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, USA. He won the Early Career Award (Excellent Youth) of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (2012) and was also the winner of the National Natural Science Award of China (2016). Dr. Wu has published more than 80 papers in various scientific journals, such as JMPS, CMAME, IJSS, etc. His current research focuses on the computational failure mechanics of engineering materials and structures, using the cutting-edge theoretical and computational approaches like the phase-field theory, XFEM, peridynamics and so on.


HengAn Wu received the B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1997 and 2002, respectively. After that, he undertook postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. From Feb. 2004, he came back to the Department of Modern Mechanics at the University of Science and Technology of China as an Associate Professor. From June 2010, he has been a full professor. Currently, he is the director of CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, and Deputy Dean of School of Engineering Sciences. His main research interests include the mechanical behavior and design of micro-nano-structural materials and the engineering application of computational mechanics. He has published more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as Science, Nature, JMPS, etc.


Wenjing Ye is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She received her PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University. Before joining the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2007, Prof. Ye was a postdoctoral associate in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then an assistant professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prof. Ye is the author and co-author of four book chapters, 63 peer-reviewed journal articles and 44 conference publications on various topics in areas of boundary element methods, modeling and design of micro/nano systems and metamaterials, rarefied gas transport, thermal transport and wave propagation in composite materials. She is a member of the Executive Council of the International Association for Boundary Element Methods, and has served on the program committee for various international conferences and workshops.


Xuefeng Yao is a professor at Tsinghua University in China. He received his PhD in solid mechanics from Peking University in 1996. From 1996 to 1998, he conducted post-doctoral research in the Department of engineering mechanics of Tsinghua University. Since July 1998, he has been teaching and researching at the Institute of solid mechanics, Tsinghua University. He hosted about 30 research projects. His work focuses on the structural mechanical design and experimental research of advanced composite materials, including rubber seals, fiber composite structure, experimental mechanics, NDT and so on. He has published more than 100 SCI papers and a book entitled "braiding composite materials fabrication, performance and industrial production". About 15 Chinese patents have been authorized. He won the second prize of science and technology progress in Beijing, and the first prize in natural science of the Ministry of education. He is the managing director of the China composite materials society. He also serves on editorial board for two journals.


Qiang Yang held the BS degree (first class honors) in Electrical Engineering and received the M.Sc. (with distinction) and Ph.D. degree both in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Queen Mary College, University of London, London, U.K., in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, U.K., from 2007 to 2010 and involved in a number of high-profile U.K. EPSRC and European IST research projects. He visited the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria Canada as a visiting scholar in 2015 and 2016. Currently he is a Full Professor at College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, and has published more than 170 technical papers, applied 60 national patents, co-authored 2 books and more than 10 book chapters. His research interests over the years include communication networks, smart energy systems, and large-scale complex network modeling, control and optimization. He is the senior member of IEEE, member of IET and IEICE as well as the senior member of China Computer Federation (CCF).


Ching‐Nung Yang obtained his Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University. His B.S. and M.S. degrees, both were awarded in Department of Telecommunication Engineering from National Chiao Tung University. Dr. Yang served in National Dong Hwa University since 1999. His current title is Professor in Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering. He had been Visiting Professor to University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Milan, and University of Tokyo. He is currently a Fellow of IET (IEE) and an IEEE senior member. Professor Yang has done extensive researches on visual cryptography and secret image sharing, and is the chief scientist in both areas. In fact, a very important innovation of visual cryptography, the probabilistic visual cryptography, was firstly proposed by Professor Yang. His areas of interest include error correcting code, multimedia security, cryptography, and information security. He has authored two books and has published over 250 professional research papers (including more than 110 SCI‐indexed journal papers) in the areas of information security and coding theory. In the meantime, he has served/is serving in international academic organizations. He serves as technical reviewers for over 40 major scientific journals in the areas of his expertise, and serves as editorial boards and editors of special issues for some journals. Also, he was invited as chairs, keynote speakers, and members of program committees for various international conferences. He is the recipient of the 2000, 2006, 2010, 2012, and 2014 Fine Advising Award in the Thesis of Master/PhD of Science awarded by Institute of Information & Computer Machinery.


Bo Yu is a distinguished Professor of the Nation’s Changjiang Scholars Program and is a full professor in Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, China. He obtained the bachelor degree of Fluid Machinery in July 1994 and PhD degree of Engineering Thermophysics in April 1999 from Xi’an Jiaotong University respectively. Before joining Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, he worked in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan as a Special Research Associate and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) as full professor. His major research interests are computational heat transfer, turbulent drag-reducing flow, heat transfer enhancement, etc. He has chaired 8 national projects including National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and more than 30 provincial projects and projects from petroleum companies. Prof. Yu has been invited to deliver keynote speeches for more than 20 times in the international or domestic conferences. He has published 120+ refereed international journal papers as first author or corresponding author, 2 textbooks and 2 monographs. So far, 8 national and provincial natural science and technology awards have been conferred to Prof. Yu due to his research achievements. In 2016, he was awarded the distinguished professor of the Nation’s Changjiang Scholars Program. Other prizes awarded to Prof. Yu include the Sun Yueqi Award of Youth Science and Technology in 2006, Program for New Century Excellent Talent, Ministry of Education in 2007, Outstanding Contribution Youth Award of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association in 2008 and Mao Yisheng Youth Science and Technology Award of Beijing in 2010.


Lucy Zhang is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She received her B.S. from Binghamton University in 1997, obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, IL in 2000 and 2003, respectively. Upon graduation, she joined Mechanical Engineering Department at Tulane as an assistant professor in 2003. In 2006, she moved to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute due to Hurricane Katrina and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. Her research interests are building advanced and robust computational tools and software framework for accurate and efficient multiphysics and multiscale simulations that can be used for engineering applications in biomechanics, micro and nano-mechanics, medicine, and defense projects involving impacts. She has published more than 40 highly cited peer-reviewed journal papers and more than 20 peer-reviewed conference papers. In 2016, she received Young Investigator Award at the International Conference for Computational Methods. She is currently developing a set of robust coupling technologies for a large variety of applications based on the immersed framework, and is developing an open-source multiphysics code, OpenIFEM, for multiphysics and multiscale simulations and analysis with minimum intrusive manipulation of existing solvers.


Xiaowei Zeng is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University in 2008. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the University of Texas at San Antonio as an Assistant Professor in 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. His research focuses on computational mechanics and he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in computational mechanics and materials science. His research is funded by NSF and NIH.


A-Man Zhang is a professor at Harbin Engineering University. He is the leading scientist of Ten Thousand Talent Program, the Young Scholar of the Changjiang Scholar Program of China, and the awardee of National Science Foundation for Excellent Young Scholar and Young Top-Notch Talent Program of Organization Department of CPC Central Committee. He got his bachelor’s degree from Dalian University of Technology in 2003 and Ph.D. from Harbin Engineering University in 2007 and was a visiting scholar at University College London in 2011. His research interests are fluid-structure interaction, bubble dynamics, impact dynamics. He has undertaken over 40 projects, such as National Science Foundation Project, National Key Research and Development Project, etc. He has received multiple awards including the National Science and Technology Progress Award of China. He has applied for over 20 invention patents and published 2 monographs and more than 100 articles in SCI journals, including 5 ESI Highly Cited Papers, with over 1300 citations in recent 5 years. He has given Conference/Theme/Invited reports at international academic conferences for over 10 times. He is a member of the editorial board of multiple SCI journals.


Xiaoying Zhuang is a professor at the Institute of Continuum Mechanics in Leibniz University Hanover, Germany. She got her bachelor and master degree in civil engineering in Tongji University in Shanghai. She received her PhD degree in computational mechanics in 2010 at Durham University, UK. Her PhD thesis on 3D fracture modelling using meshless methods and level sets was awarded Zienkiewicz Prize for Best PhD thesis in 2010. After a short postdoc in NTNU at Trondheim in Norway, she became a faculty member in Tongji University. Dr. Zhuang's expertise is in computational mechanics and integrated materials engineering. She aims to develop efficient and robust multiscale and multiphysics modelling framework and numerical methods to support the development and virtual test of new nanomaterials and nanostructures including fleoxoelectric nano energy harvesters. Since December 2015, she has been leading a research group in Institute of Continuum Mechanics headed by Prof. Peter Wriggers at Leibniz University Hannover, which is funded by Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and BMBF. In 2018, she was awarded the Leibnitz Prize from DFG and the ERC Starting Grant from the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme.


Lu-Wen Zhang is currently a Research Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She received her PhD in 2010 from Shanghai University. Dr. Zhang’s main research is focused on computational mechanics, multi-scale modeling, nanocomposite materials and optimization. Her research areas are on theoretical development and application of numerical algorithms and computational methods for problems in mechanics and nano materials. Dr. Zhang has published over 100 SCI journal articles and her publications have been cited over 2338 (ISI). Her current h-index is 27 (ISI). Dr. Zhang was awarded the 2014 China Hundred Most Influential International Scientific Publication by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China. To date, she has 2 publications being listed as ESI Hot Papers (0.1% highly cited articles) and 27 publications being listed as ESI Highly Cited Papers (0.1% highly cited articles). She is listed in Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2018. She serves on editorial board for several journals.


Qing Zhang is a professor in the department of engineering mechanics of Hohai University. He received his Ph.D. from Hohai University in 2000. Prof. Zhang’s research focuses on computational solid mechanics, discontinuous mechanics, non-linear analysis of engineering structures and dynamic interaction between structure and media, etc. He has published more than 230 journal papers and 9 books. He has been responsible for and participated in more than eighty important projects, including projects supported by National Natural Science Fund of China, the Three Gorges Project, South-North Water Diversion Project. Prof. Zhang serves on the editorial boards of 6 journals, and was invited to deliver plenary lectures or keynote lectures at conferences. In addition, he has organized many academic conferences in the field of computational mechanics and served as the chairman of the meeting. Prof. Zhang is the recipient of multiple awards including the ICACM Computational Mechanics Award (2018), First-Class Scientific Prize for Progress of Science and Technology by Chinese Society for Hydropower Engineering (2011).


Xing Zhang is currently a professor in the State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics (LNM), Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He received his B.S. from Beihang University in 1992, obtained his M.S. from Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (IAPCM) in 1995, and obtained his Ph.D from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2002. He worked in IAPCM as a research fellow from 1995 to 1998. He also worked in High Performance Computing (IHPC), Singapore as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2002 to 2004. He joined CAS in 2004 and was promoted to full professor in 2016. His research focuses on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fluid mechanics of bio-locomotion and fluid-structure interaction (FSI). He also works in turbulence simulation and parallel computing. His research is funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology and Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles.


Yu-Dong Zhang (Eugene) received his first-class BSc degree and three-year MPhil degree in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) in China. He received his PhD degree in signal and information processing from Southeast University in China at 2010. He worked as a postdoc from 2010 to 2012 at Columbia University, and an assistant research scientist at Research Foundation of Mental Hygiene (RFMH) from 2012 to 2013. He served as Professor from 2013 to 2017 in Nanjing Normal University (NJNU), where he was the director and founder of Advanced Medical Image Processing Group in NJNU. From 2018, he served as Professor in Department of Informatics, University of Leicester, UK. Dr. Zhang’s research interests include artificial intelligence, deep learning, computer vision, pattern recognition, computer-aided medical diagnosis, medical image processing, biomedical engineering. He published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His citation reached 9019 with h-index of 53 in Google Scholar, and 4677 with h-index of 40 in Web of Science. He won “Emerald Citation of Excellence 2017”, and “MDPI Top 10 Most Cited Papers 2015”. He was included in Top Scientist list in Guide2Research (Rank 90 in UK). He was included in Chinese Who’s Who.


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