The Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics - Professor Huajian Gao

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Elsevier is delighted to announce that the winner of the second quadrennial Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics is Professor Huajian Gao, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering, Brown University, RI, USA.

Philippe Terheggen, Senior Vice President from Elsevier, presented Professor Gao with his award on 22 August at the International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), held in Beijing. IUTAM officials, Editors in the field of Solid Mechanics were invited by Elsevier to celebrate Professor Gao's winning of the prize.

Founded and sponsored by Elsevier Limited and awarded under the auspices of IUTAM, the prize recognises outstanding research in the field of solid mechanics during the period 2002-11 and consists of a plaque and a check for $25,000.

Prof_Huajian_GaoHuajian Gao was selected by the panel for his deep and broad scientific achievements in basic solid mechanics. His work encompasses fundamental theory as well as applications to materials science, nanotechnology, and bioengineering and his highly cited publications appear not only in the major solid mechanics journals but also in many high-profile, cross-disciplinary journals. Most notably, he has:

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