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Junlan Wang

Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Biography

Junlan Wang is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a year of postdoctoral research at Brown University, she joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of California, Riverside in 2003, and moved to UW in December 2008.

Prof. Wang’s research and teaching are in the areas of mechanics, materials and manufacturing. She has been recognized by a number of awards including CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, Hetenyi, Durelli and Frocht Awards from the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), Beer and Johnston Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), and Teaching Excellence Award from UCR Bourns College of Engineering. 

Prof. Wang has been an active member in several professional societies. She served as Chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Materials Division, General Conference Chair of the 2015 ASME Mechanics and Materials Conference, Chair of the SEM Research Committee, the ASME Experimental Mechanics Technical Committee and the ASME Multifunctional Materials Technical Committee, and Associate Technical Editor of ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics. Currently, she is an Associate Technical Editor of SEM journal Experimental Mechanics

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • M.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 1997
  • B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 1994

Research Statement

Prof. Wang's research is in the general area of experimental mechanics with applications in energy, health and advanced manufacturing. In particular, she is interested in developing novel experimental techniques complemented by numerical and analytical approaches to study the mechanics and physics of materials and structures at small length and time scales, which have profound impacts in semiconductor, biomedical, aerospace and transportation systems. 

Select publications

  1. I.G. McDonald, W.M. Moehlenkamp, D. Arola, J. Wang, “Residual Stresses in Cu/Ni Multilayer Thin Films Measured Using the Sin2ψ method”, Experimental Mechanics, 59(1), 111-120 (2019)
  2. M. J. Miller, J. Wang, “Multilayer ITO/VO2/TiO2 thin films for control of solar and thermal spectra”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 154, 88-93 (2016)
  3. Z. Yang, J. Wang, “Coupled annealing temperature and layer thickness effect on strengthening mechanism of Ti/Ni multilayer thin films”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 88, 72-82 (2016)
  4. J. Lian, J. Wang, “Microstructural and Mechanical Anisotropy of Crab Cancer Magister Exoskeleton”, Experimental Mechanics, 54(2), 229-239 (2014)
  5. W.-F. Yeh, J. Wang, “A force domain analog-to-digital converter applied to microscale tensile Test”, Experimental Mechanics, 53(5), 795-806 (2013)
  6. G. Chow, R. S. Bedi, Y. Yan, J. Wang, “Zeolite as a wear-resistant coating”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 151, 346-351 (2012)
  7. P. Miller, L. Hu, and J. Wang, “Finite element simulation of cell-substrate decohesion by laser-induced stress waves”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 3, 268-277 (2010)
  8. L. Hu, P. Miller, J. Wang, “High strain-rate spallation and fracture of tungsten by laser-induced stress waves”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 504, 73-80 (2009)
  9. J. Wang, J. Lian, J. R. Greer, W. D. Nix, and K.-S. Kim, “Size effect in contact compression of nano and microscale pyramid Structures”, Acta Materialia, 54(15), 3973-3982 (2006)
  10. J. Wang, N.R. Sottos, R.L. Weaver, “Tensile and mixed-mode strength of a film-substrate interface under laser induced pulse loading”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 52 (5), 999-1022 (2004)

Honors & awards

  • M.M. Frocht Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 2020
  • A.J. Durelli Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 2016
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2008
  • Beer and Johnston Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 2007
  • Bourns College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, UC Riverside, 2007
  • University of California Regents’ Faculty Development Award, 2006
  • University of California Regents’ Faculty Fellowship, 2004
  • M. Hetenyi Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 2004
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001-2002
  • Thomas J. Dolan Graduate Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
  • Fred B. Seely Graduate Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
  • Guang-Hua Outstanding Graduate Award, University of Science and Technology of China, 1995
  • ELITE Experimental Science Award, University of Science and Technology of China, 1994

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