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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jianmin Qu

Karol Family Professor
Dean, School of Engineering

Jianmin Qu

Karol Family Professor
Dean, School of 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 batterie
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
Selected Honors and Awards: 
  • 2017: NDE Lifetime Achievement Award, SPIE
  • 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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