Dr. Yang is a full professor in the School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia. He obtained PhD degree in solid mechanics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2002 and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia before moving to City University of Hong Kong as a Research Fellow in late 2004 then a Lecturer in 2005. He joined RMIT University, Australia in late 2007 as a Lecturer where he was promoted to Professor in 2016. His main research interests include advanced composite structures, graphene enabled mechanical metamaterials, nanocomposites, advanced composite structures, structural stability and dynamics, smart structures and control, and nano/micro-mechanics. He is an author of over 350 papers including 260 journal papers which have so far attracted over 18300 Google Scholar citations with h-index 78. He is the Highly Cited Researcher (Cross Field) in 2019, 2020, 2021 by Clarivate Analytics and is named by Australian Research Magazine as Global Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2020, Australia’s Research Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2019, 2020, 2021, and Australia’s Research Field Leader in Structural Engineering in 2021. Prof Yang is the Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Structures (JCR Q1), Associate Editor of Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, and the editorial board member of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Thin-Walled Structures, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Scientific Reports, Materials, and Shock and Vibration, etc.
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