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Fan elected mechanical engineers Fellow

Jinghong Fan

Jinghong Fan

Jinghong Fan, professor of mechanical engineering in the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

There are only 3,205 fellows among the 117,504 ASME members; fellows are those whose professional accomplishments are deemed by the Society to be worthy of the distinction.

According to his award citation,  “Dr. Jinghong Fan is the co-founder and co-chair of the Series of International Conference on Heterogeneous Materials Mechanics.  He has developed the multi-scale generalized particle (GP) method by which molecular dynamics can be extended to micrometer domain.  Dr. Fan has done pioneer work to show experimentally the quantitative size effects of microstructures on ratcheting (cycle creep) and developed a hierarchical multi-scale method to describe the discovered size effects by linking variables at micro/meso/macroscopic scales of continuum and the nanoscale through dislocations.”

Fan is the author of “Multiscale analysis on deformation and failure of materials,” published by John Wiley and Sons.The textbook is part of a series,  “Microsystems and Nanotechnology,” and is intended for undergraduate and graduate students.

A member of the AU faculty since 2000, Fan completed his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in applied mechanics in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati. He received a baccalaureate degree in design and manufacturing from the Department of Naval Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and another degree in applied mathematics from Shanghai Fu Dun University.

Prior to coming to Alfred, Fan had been a senior research scientist at Georgia Tech, and had taught at the University of Tennessee, the University of Cincinnati, and Chongqing University. He was also the director of the Laboratory on Constitutive Laws of Engineering Materials at Chongqing University.

Fan’s research interests include composite and smart materials; micro/macro scale analysis of the mechanics of materials; light-weight, cost effective alloys; non-linear finite element analysis; microstructure-based fatigue analysis; fracture and damage mechanics; and nonlinear continuum mechanics.