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Dear Colleagues,  


With the approval and support of Dr. Yuan-Cheng Fung and his family, and on behalf of the editorial board of Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics (MCB, ISSN: 1556-5297 (printed); ISSN: 1556-5300 (online)) and Tech Science Press (TSP), we are delighted to announce the establishment of the Yuan-Cheng Fung Best Paper Award on the occasion of Dr. Yuan-Cheng Fung's 100th birthday, in tribute to his remarkable contributions to biomechanics and the founding of MCB. The 2019 award will be announced in September 2019, and annually thereafter.


The Yuan-Cheng Fung Award aims to recognize the distinguished researcher(s) whose article published in MCB reflects outstanding, creative and groundbreaking research contributions to theoretical and experimental biomechanics and spawns new ideas for solving the problems facing the biomechanics engineering science community at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels.


We cordially invite you to submit your outstanding work to MCB to join the competition (submission website: http://tspsubmission.com/index.php/mcb/). Papers published in MCB from the 4th Issue of 2018 to the 3rd Issue of 2019 (4 issues) are eligible for consideration to receive the 2019 award.

The winning paper will be selected by the Award Committee which includes all MCB associate editors, selected editorial board members, an appointed TSP representative, and an (honorary) member of the Fung family. The first author(s) of the winning paper will be awarded $1,000 USD, announced in September 2019.


The award is supported by many distinguished scholars and scientists. A few quotations are provided below:

Professor Roger Kamm (Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering, MIT): "I am extremely pleased to see the individual who is widely recognized as the father of modern biomechanics honored by this special award. It represents an opportunity for the community to acknowledge the numerous seminal contributions made by Yuan C. Fung during his long and distinguished career."


Professor Don Giddens (Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology): "Professor Y-C Fung is indeed the "Father" of the field of biomechanics, and his seminal contributions have provided foundations for advances by so many others. Very importantly, Professor Fung was both an inspiration and role model for other investigators, and he always encouraged others to develop research careers in biomechanics from the organ to the molecular levels. Any winner(s) of the Y-C Fung Best Paper award would take tremendous pride in receiving this honor, and Professor Fung would undoubtedly be pleased that his legacy continues."


Professor Andrew McCulloch (Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine, University of California San Diego, Chair of the Physiome and Systems Biology Committee of the International Union of Physiological Sciences): "The establishment by Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics of the annual Y-C Fung Best Paper Award on the occasion of Professor Fung's 100th birthday is a fitting tribute to the Father of Biomechanics and an inspiring reminder that the major scientific advances in molecular and cellular biomechanics continue to depend on the combination of rigorous theoretical exploration, innovative instrument design, and painstaking experimental data collection. I am delighted that this new award will recognize these enduring characteristics of Y-C Fung's approach to biomechanics in the best paper published each year in MCB."


Professor Weiyi Chen (Dean of the College of Biomedical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Chairman of China Biomechanics Committee): “MCB is a journal that reflects creative and groundbreaking research work in the biomechanics, medicine and biology science at the multi-scale and multi-disciplinary levels. I believe that the establishment of the Yuan-Cheng Fung Best Paper award will not only honor the profound impact of Dr. Yuan-Cheng Fung, but also promote the distinguished scientists do more excellent work in the field of biomechanics.


Professor Mian Long (Professor, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chairman-Elect of China Biomechanics Committee): "I am delighted to learn that the MCB will establish the annual Y-C Fung Best Paper Award on the occasion of Prof. Y-C Fung's 100th birthday. This Award will recognize the great contributions of Prof. Y-C Fung, the father of modern biomechanics, in the related communities in biomechanics and bioengineering in his glorious career. It will also encourage the young generations to promote their careers in this field."


Professor Dalin Tang (Editor-in-Chief of MCB, Professor of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute): "MCB is a journal established to respond to the call of multiscale and multi-disciplinary collaborations in the current world-wide biomechanical, medical and biological research. The establishment of the YC Fung MCB best paper award will help MCB to become the leading journal in the biomechanics field that Dr. YC Fung created with his wisdom, vision and his fundamental contributions."


We are looking forward to receiving your wonderful paper and to your participation and contribution to this great event. Together, we continue to grow the strong field of biomechanics established by Dr. Yuan-Cheng Fung. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (Dalin Tang at dtang@wpi.edu, John Chen at mcb@techscience.com).


With best regards,



MCB Editorial Office

Yuan-Cheng Fung Best Paper Award