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Yonggang Huang

Yonggang Huang

Professor Yonggang Huang ForMemRS

Foreign Member

Elected: 2023


Yonggang Huang is an engineering professor.  He is well known for his work on 1) mechanism-based strain gradient plasticity theory, 2) mechanics of stretchable and flexible electronics, and 3) mechanically guided deterministic 3D assembly.  His work in these areas has profound impact on materials science, electronics, and manufacturing.

He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  His research awards include the Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Richards Award, Drucker Medal, Nadai Medal, Thurston Lecture Award, and Honorary Membership from American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Prager Medal from the Society of Engineering Sciences; Bazant Medal and von Karman Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers.  He has received awards for undergraduate teaching and advising from the University of Arizona, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Northwestern University.

Professional positions

Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University
Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Engineering
    • Engineering, mechanical


Mechanics of materials and structures, Mechanics of stretchable electronics;, Mechanics-guided deterministic 3D assembly

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