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Tong-Yi Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Effect of electrostatic tractions on the fracture behavior of a dielectric/piezoelectric material under mechanical and/or electric loading

Tong-Yi Zhang Tong-Yi Zhang is Fang Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He earned Master degree in 1982 and PhD in 1985, majoring in materials physics, from University of Science and Technology Beijing, China, and then worked there as a lecturer for one year. He was a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 1986-1988 at Universität Göttingen, Germany, a postdoctoral fellow in 1988-1990 at University of Rochester, USA, and a research associate in 1990-1993 at Yale University, USA. Zhang has been working at HKUST since 1993. He was a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) visiting professor at Kyoto University, Japan, in 2010. His research interests include mechanical properties of materials, micro/nanomechanics, surface stress of solids, fracture of piezoelectric materials, thin films, microbridge tests, thermodynamics of materials, diffusion and phase transformation. Zhang has been a vice president of the International Congress on Fracture (ICF) since 2013 and a vice president of The Far East and Oceanic Fracture Society since 2001. He was a recipient of the Second Prize of 2007 State Natural Science Award, China, the Second Prize of 1987 State Natural Science Award, China, and the 1988 National Award for Young Scientists, China. He became ICF Fellow in 2013, Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2012, member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, Senior Research Fellow of Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong, in 2003, Fellow of ASM International, USA, in 2001.


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