Peking University researcher Duan Huiling received the Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award at the annual International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) on November 18. The event, hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), was held in Orlando, Florida (USA).
Duan is currently a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering of the PKU College of Engineering. She graduated from COE in 2005 with a Ph.D. She has received many honors, including England’s Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2006. Her thesis was included in the 2007 “National 100 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations” collection and she won England’s Oxford Fellowship in 2008.
Specializing in micro- and nano-mechanics, meso-mechanics, semiconducting material, and more, Duan has published over 50 articles in various academic periodicals around the world which have been cited over 200 times. She has been invited to a number of prestigious colloquiums, including the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Symposium.
The Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award was established by ASME in 2008 in honor of Dr. Sia Nemat-Nasser, director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials at University of California San Diego and distinguished professor of Mechanics and Materials. This award was designed to recognize research in experimental, computational, and theoretical mechanics and materials by young researchers.