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Jianmin Qu

Dean, School of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Karol Family Professor
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Jianmin Qu

Jianmin Qu

Dean, School of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Karol Family Professor
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Phone 617-627-3237
Anderson Hall, Room 105
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
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, ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of advanced engineering materials, material science
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.

Education: 
Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University
M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University
B.S., Mathematics, Jilin University
Professional Experience: 
2015-present:

Dean, Tufts School of Engineering

2015-present:

Karol Family Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2009-2015:

Chair and Walter P. Murphy Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University

1989-2009:

School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech

  • 2007-2009: Associate Chair
  • 2000-2009: Professor
  • 1994-2000: Associate Professor
  • 1989-1994: Assistant Professor
1987-1989:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2008: Outstanding Sustained Technical Contribution Award, IEEE Components, Packaging, & Manufacturing Technology Society
2007: Sigma Xi Best Paper Award
2006: Outstanding Contribution Award (Engineering Mechanics), ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division
2005-2008: Changjiang Professorship, Beijing University
2001: Elected Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2001: Water Arbitration Prize, Institute of Mechanical Engineers
1996: Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, SAE
1994: Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award
1993: Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, ASEE
1992: Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Amoco Foundation
1992: Teaching Fellow, Lilly Endowment
Selected Professional Activities: 
2015-present: Editorial Board, Acta Mechanica Sinica
2014-present: Editorial Board, Acta Mechanica
2014-present: Editorial Board, International Journal of Modern Mechanics
2013-present: Editorial Board, International Journal of Computational Methods
2011-2015: Associate Editor, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation
2011-2014: Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology
2012-2013: Editorial Board, Journal of Surfaces and Interfaces of Materials
2003-2014: Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
Society for Standards Professionals (SES)
International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems, and Structures (RILEM)
Sigma Xi Society

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