Academic Posts

Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University
Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences (elected, 1999)
Foreign Member, Russia Academy of Sciences (elected 2003)
Concurrently Professor of 7 universities and Honorary Professor of 4 universities in China.

Research Interests

  • Micromechanics and Nanomechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Constitutive Theory of Materials
  • Theory of shells

Professional Experiences

1978-now, Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing


1952, Tsinghua University, Beijing (postgraduate)
1947, Zhong Zheng University, Jiangxi (undergraduate)

Awards & Honors

29 awards at international, national and ministerial levels, including:
2006, Zamrik Literature Award of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
2005 The 2nd National Natural Science Prize
2004, Melville Award of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
2004, The 2nd National Natural Science Prize
2001, Award of Science and Technology Achievement, Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation
2000, ISI Citation Classic Award
1996, MacGrattan Literature Award of ASME
1995, 1987 the 3rd National Natural Science Prizes

Selected Publications

Published more than 300 scientific papers and 6 monographs including:
1. K.C. Hwang, M.D. Xue, M.W. Lu. Tensor Analysis [M]. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 1986 ,2003, Taipei: Yadong Press , 1992 (in Chinese)
2. K.C. Hwang, Y. Huang, Constitutive Relations of Solids [M]. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 1999 (in Chinese)
3. Q.P. Sun, K.C. Hwang. Micromechanics constitutive description of thermo -elastic ,martensite transformation. In: J.W. Hutchinson & T.Y. Wu. Ed. Advances in Applied Mechanics, Academic Press, 1994, Vol.31: 249-298
4. K.C. Hwang, H. Jiang, Y. Huang, H. Gao, N. Hu, A finite deformation theory of strain gradient plasticity. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2002, 50: 81-99
5. M.D. Xue, D.F. Li, K.C. Hwang. A thin shell theoretical solution for two intersecting cylindrical shells due to external branch pipe moments. Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (ASME Transactions), 2005, Vol.127: 357-368
6. Y. Huang, J. Wu, K.C. Hwang. Thickness of graphene and single-wall carbon nanotubes. 15 Dec. issue of Physical Review B, 2006, Vol.74, article 245413


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