Prof Yang
Professor Richard (Chunhui) Yang is Lead Director Academic Programs (DAP), Engineering and Industrial Design and the Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM), Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia. Richard received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2002. After his PhD study, he also has worked for a couple of years each in the University of Sydney (USyd) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as post-doc research fellow, respectively. Then he has worked at Deakin University (Deakin) for six years (2006-2011). He was awarded the Graduate Certificate for Higher Education by Deakin University in 2008. In 2012, he joined the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University as the foundation staff member for Mechanical Engineering key program and in 2015 he became the Lead DAP to lead the curriculum development and academic team management for Engineering and Industrial Design at SCEM, WSU.
In research, he has been mainly working in engineering analysis and computational mechanics about 20 years with focusing on characterisation and evaluation of material properties and mechanical behaviours via numerical modelling and simulations as well as experimental analyses. His fields of research include multi-scale modelling of advanced engineering materials and structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and smart structures, advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0, metal forming, and metal surface treatment, etc. He has been awarded 1 ARC DP grant in composites, 2 ARC Linkage grants in roll forming of metal sheets, and 5 ARC LIEF grants as well as 4 competitive overseas research grants, including 1 Beijing Natural Science Foundation Grant (BNSF) on roll forming and 3 National Natural Science Foundation of China Grants (NFSC) on advanced engineering materials from China. In scientific publication, he has published more than 180 journal/conference papers and confidential reports for industrial partners in his main fields of research - Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc.
In teaching, he mostly involves in Year-3/4 undergraduate and Year-2 postgraduate subjects in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics & Mechatronics with bringing teaching innovations and modern technologies into class, i.e. Mechanics of Materials, Dynamics of Machines, Finite Element Analysis, Computer-Aided Engineering, Mechanical/Mechatronic Design and Automated Manufacturing, etc.
As for external service, he is serving as assessor for ARC, editor, associate editor, editor board member, conference committee member, reviewers of international journals and conferences, and examiner for Master and PhD thesis, etc.