(1) Mechanics of electromagnetic materials and microelectronics devices;
(2) Mechanics of advanced materials and lightweight lattice composite materials.
(3) Micromechanics and physics-based continuum models across length scales;
Education and Professional Preparation
Nanjing Chemical University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 1982
Nanjing Chemical University, Mechanical Engineering, M.S., 1986
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D., 1993
Tel-Aviv c Solid Mechanics and Materials Structures, postdoctoral, 1993-1994
Vice Chairman of Asia-Pacific Society of Mechanics of Materials (2008-)
Vice President of Chinese Society for Composite Materials (2012-)
Vice President of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Society of China (2006-2010)
Head of Solid Mechanics Committee in China (2011-)
Chairman of Testing-Machine committee of Chinese Society of Instrument (2007- )
Vice Head of Composite Mechanics Committee in China (2004- )
Vice Head of Experiment Mechanics Committee in China (2003-2007)
Vice Chairman of Academic Committee for “Strength and Vibration of Machine” Key Lab of Education Ministry of China.(2008- )
Member of Academic Committee for “Applied Technology of Low-dimensional Materials” Key Lab of Education Ministry of China (2008- )
Member of Academic Committee for “Structure Analysis of Industry Equipment” State Key Lab of China (2006- )
Member of Academic Committee for Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University (1999- )
Head of "Applied Mechanics" Key Lab of Education Ministry of China (2008-2010)
Head of "Failure Mechanics" Key Lab of Education Ministry of China (2002-2008)
Award by Ministry of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering (2nd Prize), 1989.
Award of Trans-century Youth Talent by State Education Commission, 1997.
Award of National Outstanding Youth Scientist by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2000.
Award of “Mei Yi-Qi” Excellent Best Paper by Tsinghua University, 2000
Best Paper award by Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2000
Science and Technology Award (1st Prize) by Ministry of Education of China, 2002
Changjiang Scholars-Chair Professor Award by Ministry of Education of China, 2002
National Natural Science Prize (2nd), 2005
Science and Technology Award (1st Prize) by Ministry of Education of China, 2007
Natural Science Award (1st Prize) by Ministry of Education of China, 2008
National Natural Science Prize (2nd), 2010
Natural Science award (1st Prize) by Ministry of Education of China, 2011.
“Xu Zhi-Guan” Mechanics Award by The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2011
Editorial for Academic Journals
Composites Science & Technology; Composites Part B, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering; Computational Materials Science; Engineering Fracture Mechanics; European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids; Experimental Mechanics; Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures; International Journal of Applied Mechanics; International Journal of Fracture; International Journal of Mechanical Science; International Journal of Nonlinear Science and Numerical simulations; International Journal of Solids and Structures; Journal of Alloys and Compounds; Journal of America Ceramics Society; Journal of Applied Physics; Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures; Journal of Materials Science; Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Science; Journal of Mechanics and MEMS; Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures; Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids; Journal of Sound and Vibration; Materials Letters; Mechanics of Materials; Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A; Nano Letters; Philosophica Magazine; Physica A;Research Letters in Physics; Scripta Materialia; Structural Engineering and Mechanics; Sensors & Actuators: A. PhysicalThe Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
List of significant publications
I. Four Books
 Fang Daining and Liu Jinxi, Fracture Mechanics of Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Solids, In Chinese, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2008; In English, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2012
 Fang Daining and Liu Bin, Elecromechanical Coupling Computational Methods of Physical Mechanics, In Chinese, Beijing: Higher Education Press, 2012
 Fang Daining and Pei Yongmao, Deformation and Fracture of Ferromagnetic Solids, In Chinese, Beijing: Science Press, 2011.
 Fang Daining, Zhang Yihui and Cui Xiaodong, Mechanics and Multifunctional Design of Light-weight Lattice Materials, In Chinese, Beijing: Science Press, 2009
 Fang, DN*; Li, FX; Liu, B; Zhang YH; Hong JW; Guo XH. Advances in Developing Electromechanically Coupled Computational Methods for Piezoelectrics/Ferroelectrics at Multiscale. Applied Mechanics Reviews, 65(6):060802, 2013.
 Tang, W; Fang, DN*; Li, JY. Two-scale micromechanics-based probabilistic modeling of domain switching in ferroelectric ceramics. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 57(10):1683-1701, 2009.
 Fang, DN*; Wan, YP; Feng, X, Soh, AK. Deformation and fracture of functional ferromagnetics, Applied Mechanics Reviews, 61(2):202803, 2008.
Sun, YX and Fang, DN*. Thermoelastic Damping in Micro-beam Resonators Inter J Solids & Struc, 43:3213–3229, 2006.
 Fang, DN*; Zhang, ZK; Soh, AK; Lee, KL. Fracture criteria of piezoelectric ceramics with defects. Mechanics of Materials, 36(10):917-928, 2004.
 Wan, YP; Fang, DN*; Hwang, KC. Non-linear constitutive relations for magnetostrictive materials, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, 38(7):1053-1065, 2003.
 Lu, W; Fang, DN*; Li, CQ; Hwang, KC. Nonlinear electric-mechanical behavior and micromechanics modelling of ferroelectric domain evolution, Acta Materialia, 47(10):2913-2926, 1999.
 Chen, X; Fang, DN; Hwang, KC. Micromechanics simulation of ferroelectric polarization switching. Acta Materialia, 45(8):3181-3189, 1997.