Professor Tian Jian Lu, Editor-in-Chief of Acta Mechanica Sinica, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows and invited to be inducted to the Class of 2018 at AIMBE’s Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Science, Monday, April 9, 2018. He was selected for his scientific achievements and contributions to promoting the development of biomechanics.
AIMBE was founded in 1991 and its current vision is to provide leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society. Since AIMBE’s inception, over 1,500 esteemed individuals have been inducted to AIMBE’s College of Fellows. Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. They are considered the life-blood of AIMBE and work towards realizing AIMBE’s vision to provide medical and biological engineering innovation for the benefit of humanity.
Professor T. J. Lu received BS and MS in Applied Mechanics from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1984 and 1987, PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Hong Kong in 1990, and PhD in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University in 1995. Before taking up his current post at Xi’an Jiaotong University, he was Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Materials Engineering at Cambridge University Engineering Department from 1996 to 2006. During this period, he was also Fellow and Director of Studies of Queens’ College. Professor Lu is also the Founding Director of MOE Key Laboratory for Multifunctional Materials and Structures (LMMS).
Professor Lu uses theoretical, experimental, and numerical approaches to investigate various research frontiers in engineering sciences, addressing challenges in mechanics of materials, noise and vibration, heat transfer, and biomechanics. Professor Lu has published more than 20 books and book chapters, more than 200 peer-reviewed international journal papers (including 5 ESI high cited papers), and is the recipient of 25 patents, with total excitations exceeding 11,000 (h index = 52). Between 2005-2016, Professor Lu was the Chief Scientist for the National Basic Research Program (973 Project) of China. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the National Natural Science Award of China and the Young Chinese Scientist Award.