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2019 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award - Professor Yihui Zhang

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Yihui Zhang, Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, as the recipient of the 2019 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award. This award, which includes a medal, a certificate, and an honorarium, will be presented at the AMD Honors and Awards Banquet, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019, during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8-14, 2019.

The Young Investigator Award was established in 1998 and renamed the Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award in 2008. The Award recognizes special achievements in Applied Mechanics for researchers under the age of 41.

Professor Zhang is being recognized for his pioneering work on the mechanics of buckling-guided 3D assembly, bio-inspired soft network materials and soft mechanical metamaterials with unusual swelling behavior.

Balakumar Balachandran

Chair, ASME Applied Mechanics Division

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