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Jianmin Qu
Dean, School of Engineering
Karol Family Professor
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Education

Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University
M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University
B.S., Mathematics Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China

Biography

Jianmin Qu is Dean of Tufts University School of Engineering and Karol Family Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering. Qu received his Ph.D. and Master's degrees from Northwestern University in theoretical and applied mechanics and is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Prior to joining Tufts, Qu was a Walter P. Murphy Professor in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, where he chaired the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2009 to 2015. Before returning to his alma mater in 2009, he was on the faculty of the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1989 to 2009.

Qu's research focuses on several areas of theoretical and applied mechanics including micromechanics of composites, interfacial fracture and adhesion, fatigue and creep damage in solder alloys, thermomechanical reliability of microelectronic packaging, defects and transport in solids with applications to solid oxide fuel cells and batteries, and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of advanced engineering materials. He has authored and co-authored many papers in these areas. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, DARPA, the Department of Energy, and many industries including Motorola, Ford Motor Co., IBM, AT&T, General Electric, Intel, AMD, and Northrop Grumman.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Sustained Technical Contribution Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Components, Packaging, & Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT), 2008
  • Sigma Xi Best Paper Award, 2007
  • ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division Outstanding Contribution Award (Engineering Mechanics), 2006
  • Changjiang Professorship, Beijing University, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2001
  • Water Arbitration Prize, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK, 2001
  • Ralph R. Teetor Education Award, SAE, 1996
  • Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award, 1994
  • Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, ASEE, 1993
  • Amoco Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Amoco Foundation, 1992
  • Lilly Teaching Fellow, Lilly Endowment, 1992

Professional Positions

  • Dean, School of Engineering, Tufts University, 2015-present
  • Karol Family Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 2015-present
  • Chair, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2009-2015
  • Walter P. Murphy Professor Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2009-2015
  • Associate Chair, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2007-2009
  • Interim Chair, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2008-2008
  • Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2000-2009
  • Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1994-2000
  • Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1989-1994
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1989

Professional Contributions and Memberships

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member of Sigma Xi, IEEE, ASCE, SES, RILEM
  • Member, Editorial Board, Acta Mechanica Sinica, 2015-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Acta Mechanica, 2014-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Computational Methods, 2013-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Modern Mechanics, 2014-present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 2011-2015
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Surfaces and Interfaces of Materials, 2012-2013
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 2003-2014
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 2011-2014