ASME Newsmakers Recognizes Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan

ASME member Fuh-Gwo Yuan, Ph.D., professor at North Carolina State University’s Smart Structures and Materials Laboratory and Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor at the National Institute of Aerospace, was recently named a Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Nominated by ASME members and Fellows, an ASME member must have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME to become an ASME Fellow. The honor recognizes Dr. Yuan’s years of dedication to smart sensors, structural health monitoring, as well as the education of future engineers through his work with master’s and Ph.D. students. Yuan is an internationally recognized expert in the field of structural health monitoring, fracture and life prediction of advanced materials and structures, smart materials and structures, and damage tolerance of composite structures. His research is leading to the development of advanced structural health monitoring systems that will impact future design and maintenance of large and complex aerospace, mechanical, and civil structures. At NIA, Yuan’s research is focused on smart aircraft structures for structural health management and condition-based maintenance. His research interests include composite material state awareness (damage state models, virtual load sensors, NDE inverse problems); structural health monitoring (multifunctional materials, damage detection and assessment); and health management (out-of-autoclave composite repair, smart repair, repair durability in damage tolerant and fail safe designs). After receiving a bachelor’s degree in in engineering science from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan in 1977, Yuan went on to receive a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign in 1981 and 1986, respectively.