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Renowned Mechanical Engineer to Give Seminar Oct. 9 at Evans Library Pavilion

Huajian Gao Will Speak on Modeling Active Mechanosensing

MELBOURNE, FLA. – World-renowned mechanical engineer Huajian Gao will give a seminar on modeling active mechanosensing from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in room 133 in the Evans Library Pavilion on the Florida Institute of Technology campus.

Gao, a professor at Brown University and member of the National Academy of Engineering, received his B.S. degree from Xian Jiaotong University of China in 1982 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering science from Harvard University in 1984 and 1988, respectively.

Co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, the flagship journal of his field, Gao’s research is focused on the understanding of basic principles that control mechanical properties and behaviors of materials in both engineering and biological systems.

Gao is the recipient of numerous academic honors, from a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995 to recent honors including the Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics from the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 2012 and the William Prager Medal from the Society of Engineering Science and the Nadai Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, both in 2015.

For more information on the lecture, contact Shengyuan Yang in Florida Tech’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at syang@fit.edu or 321-674-8804.

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