Hu wins Haythornthwaite Grant

MAE assistant professor Jingjie Hu was awarded one of the five 2022 Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grant from the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This grant is intended for university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers.

Hu, who joined the department in 2021, studies the mechanical behavior of biomedical and biological materials. Her work focuses on the design, fabrication and characterization of bio related structures through integrated mechanics, materials and bioengineering approaches. 

The award includes $20,000 to assist with the purchase of equipment or instrumentation, fabrication of a unique apparatus, travel, or other items that serve the proposer’s research objectives. The funding was made possible through the Robert M. and Mary Haythornthwaite Foundation, which supports scientific research in the field of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Robert Haythornthwaite was a founder and first President of the American Academy of Mechanics.

The award will be announced at the Applied Mechanics Division Awards Banquet at the ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Columbus, Ohio on November 1.

Hu joined NC State from the Mayo Clinic where she was a postdoctoral fellow. She earned her PhD degree from Princeton University, and her bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan.