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Distinguished Scholar Prof. Tong-Yi Zhang joins ME Department

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has the honor to have invited Prof. Tong-Yi Zhang, Fang Professor in the School of Engineering at HKUST to the Department as Visiting Chair Professor under the Distinguished Chair Professor Scheme.

Professor Tong-Yi Zhang is the Founding Dean of The Materials Genome Institute at Shanghai University. He moved to Shanghai University in July 2015 after working for 22 years at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is one of Chinese Scientists who promote and push the development of material genome initiatives (MGI) in the Mainland China. Prof Zhang has a strong background in materials science and engineering as well as in solid mechanics. He has authored and co-authored over 200 journal papers and book chapters. He is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Science China Technological Science, and Fracture and Continuum Mechanics Subject-Editor of the journal, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics. He is the Vice President of the International Congress on Fracture and Vice President of the Far East and Oceanic Fracture Society. In 2012, Professor Zhang was elected to be a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES). In 2011, Professor Zhang was elected to be a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The other honors include second prize of the 1987 State Natural Science Award, second prize of the 2007 State Natural Science Award, the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship Award in 2003, the Fellow Award from ASM International USA in 2001, and the National Award for Young Scientists in Mainland China in 1988.

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