Qingda Yang

Professor and Department Chair
Interim Chair & Graduate Director

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Dr. Yang's research has focused mainly on developing multi-scale methodologies that can lead to realistic virtual testing and designing of complex heterogeneous materials and structures. My research has been funded by federal agencies such as NSF, NASA, AFOSR, ARO, NAVY, and DARPA , and industrial companies including Teledyne and Boeing. I am an author or coauthor of about 90 peer-reviewed journal publications, 4 book chapters, and more than 30 refereed conference proceedings. I was a past Chair of the Composite and Heterogeneous Materials Committee in ASME (2010-2012) and am currently serving as an editorial board member for three international journals and an executive board member for the Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC).


2000Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
1994M.S. Solid Mechanics, Zhejiang University
1991B.S. Engineering Mechanics, Zhejiang University

Professional Experience

2021 - Interim Chair & Graduate Director, University of Miami
2018 - Professor, University of Miami
2012 - 2018Associate Professor, University of Miami
2006 - 2012Assistant Professor, University of Miami
2000 - 2006Solid Mechanics Scientist (Member of Technical Staff), Rockwell Scientific Company
2000 - 2000Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan

Research Interests

Mechanics of Materials, Computational Solid Mechanics, Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites (FRPCs), Ultra-high Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs).