People

Junlan Wang

Associate Professor

Education

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

Previous appointments

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Brown University, 2002-03
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 2008
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 2003-08

Research Statement

Dr. Wang's research is in the area of mechanics of complex material systems. 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 spatial and temporal scales. Her current focus is in these sub-areas:

  1. Mechanical reliability of nanoporous materials as low-dielectric coatings for semiconductor industry and as wear-and-corrosion-resistant coatings for aircraft structures and components.
  2. Thin film adhesion measurement and high strain-rate materials behavior study using laser-induced stress waves.
  3. Mechanics of cells and biomaterials, and ultrasonic and laser-based chemical and biological sensing.
  4. Size-dependent plastic behavior of surface nano and microstructures.

Dr. Wang is a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), the Materials Research Society (MRS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).