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2020 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award - Professor Xuanhe Zhao

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Xuanhe Zhao, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as the recipient of the 2020 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award.  This award includes a medal, a certificate, and an honorarium.

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 Zhao is being recognized for fundamental and applied contributions to the mechanics of soft materials.

Yonggang Huang

Chair, ASME Applied Mechanics Division 


Zhigang Suo's picture

Richly deserved and long overdue.

Sung Hoon Kang's picture

Dear Xuanhe,

Big congratulations for the well-deserved award!

Shailendra's picture

Well-deserved recognition! Congratulations, Xuanhe!! 

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