On April 27th Washington local time, the US National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 120 members and 26 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
PKU alumnus Yonggang Huang, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University was elected, along with other five Chinese ethnic professors Howard Chang, Yifan Cheng, Terence Hwa, Doris Y. Tsao and Lai-Sang Young. Prior to it, Yonggang Huang was named member of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 23rd.
Huang received B.S.in Mechanics from Peking University, Beijing, China and M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He is interested in mechanics of stretchable and flexible electronics, and deterministic 3D assembly. He has published 2 books and more than 500 journal papers, including 10 in Science and 5 in Nature.
He is also a member of US National Academy of Engineering, a foreign member of Academia Europaea, and a foreign member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His recent research awards since 2008 include the Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2008; Richards Award in 2010, Drucker Medal in 2013, Nadai Medal in 2016 and Thurston Lecture Award in 2019 from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Prager Medal in 2017 from the Society of Engineering Sciences; Bazant Medal in 2018 and von Karman Medal in 2019 from American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering (2009) and, in Materials Science (2014-), and in Physics (2018-).