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IAS Senior Visiting Fellow
Prof Yiu-Wing MAI
University Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Sydney
Research Areas:
Advanced materials and fracture mechanics

Prof. Yiu-Wing Mai received his PhD, DSc and DSc (honoris causa) degrees from the University of Hong Kong in 1972, 1999 and 2013 respectively. In 1976, Prof. Mai joined the University of Sydney, where he obtained his DEng in 1999, and is now a University Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Prof. Mai's main research interests include (1) materials science and engineering covering processing-structure-property relations, manufacturing and development of innovative materials; (2) smart materials, eco-materials and biomimetics; (3) nanomaterials and nanoengineering; (4) fracture and fatigue mechanics of materials and structures; (5) design, characterisation and mechanics of interfaces / interphases; and (6) tribology and surface engineering and science.

Prof. Mai is a recipient of the Takeo Yokobori Gold Medal of the International Congress on Fracture (2013), the A. A. Griffith Medal and Prize of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (2016), the Scala Award and World Fellowship of the International Committee on Composite Materials (2015), and the AGM Michell Medal of the Engineers Australia (2016). In 2010, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to engineering. He was also elected to the Fellowships of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 1992, the Australian Academy of Science in 2001, the UK Royal Society in 2008 and the UK Royal Academy of Engineering in 2011. In 2017, he was elected Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.


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