Education & Experience


Ph.D., Stanford University, 1969 (Materials Science)

M.S., Northwestern University, 1966 (Materials Science)

B.S., National Taiwan University, 1963 (Civil Engineering)


1969-        Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1976-78      Chairman, Materials and Metallurgy Faculty  
1977-78 Associate Director, Center for Composite Materials  
1985-90 Program Director, National Science Foundation–Engineering Research Center  
1986-98 Co-PI, University Research Initiative Program/Army Research Office  
1987-98  Board of Directors, Center for Composite Materials  
1989-02 Jerzy L. Nowinski Professor of Mechanical Engineering  
1998- Advisory Board, Center for Composite Materials  
1999-00  Acting Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering  
2000-04  Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering  
2003- Unidel Pierre S. du Pont Chair 


1969 Post Doctorate, Materials Research Center, Allied Chemical Corporation
1975-76  Visiting Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory  
1976  Senior Visiting Research Fellow, British Science Research Council  
1977   Visiting Professor, The University of the Witerwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa  
1981  Visiting Professor, National Commission for the Investigation of Space, Buenos Aires, Argentina  
1983  Visiting Professor, DFVLR–Germany Aerospace Research Establishment, Koln, Germany  
1983 Liaison Scientist, London Branch Office, U. S. Office of Naval Research  
1990  Visiting Professor, Tongji University, China  
1990  Visiting Professor, Tokyo Science University, Japan  
1997 Visiting Professor, Industrial Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan