Junlan Wang

University of Washington

SEM Awards: A.J. Durelli, M.M. Frocht, M. Hetényi

Junlan Wang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on mechanics of thin films/multilayers, biological and bioinspired materials, high strain rate phenomena, and additively manufactured materials. She received her B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1997) in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D. (2002) in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a year of postdoctoral research at Brown University, she joined the Mechanical Engineering department of University of California, Riverside in 2003 as an Assistant Professor (later promoted to Associate Professor) and moved to UW in December 2008.

She has received a number of research and teaching awards, including an NSF CAREER Award (2008), SEM Hetenyi (2004) and Durelli (2016) Awards from the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), Beer and Johnston Outstanding New Mechanics Educator award (2007) from the American Society of Engineering Education, and Teaching Excellence Award (2007) from Bourns College of Engineering. She has served as Secretary, Vice-Chair and Chair of the SEM Research Committee (2011-2017), organizer of Track 5 (Mechanics of Additive and Advanced Manufacturing) for the 2017 and 2018 SEM annual conference, and Associate Editor for Experimental Mechanics (2015-present). She has also served in multiple leadership roles in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, including Chair of Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) Experimental Mechanics Committee (2008-2010), Materials Division (MD) Executive Committee (2010-2015; Chair 2014-2015), General Conference Chair of joint AMD-MD Mechanics and Materials Conference (McMat 2015), and Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Mechanics (2016-2018).


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Last Updated: 10/20/2020