主讲简介：Cheng Yan got his PhD from the University of Sydney in 1998. He is a professor in the School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. He is the theme leader of QUT Centre for Materials Science. His main research interests include composites, mechanical characterization and numerical simulation, and energy materials. He has published about 300 journal papers and been the editor or board member of 6 international journals. He has been awarded several competitive fellowships from the Australian Research Council (ARC APD and ARC ARF), Queensland Government and the University of Sydney.