The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia


QIN Qinghua

Birth Year 1958
Position Professor
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
Applied Mechanics/Research School of Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Telephone +61 2 61258274
Mobile 0424374759

II. CAREER SUMMARY (Education and employment history, List major past positions and current positions):

  2011- Associate Dean (Higher Degree Research), College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), ANU

  2009- Head of Materials and Manufacturing Group, RSE, ANU

  2004- Professor, Research School of Engineering, CECS, ANU

  2002-2003: ARC Professorial Fellow, School of AMME, University of Sydney, Australia

  1997-2001: ARC QE II Fellow, School of AMME, University of Sydney, Australia

  1995-1997: Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Eng. Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  1987-1990: PhD in Applied Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan

  1984-1995: Lecturer, Department of Mechanics, HUST, Wuhan, China

  1982-1984: MSc. in Applied Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan

  1984-1985: MSc Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA

  1978-1982: BEng in Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Highway University, Xi’an

2012 Top Supervisor award from Australian National University, Australia
2007 Endeavour Executive Award, awarded by Department of Education, Science, and Training, Australian Government
2007- Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia (elected)
2002 ARC Professorial Fellowship, awarded by the Australia Research Council
2001 Natural Science Prize (2nd grade), awarded by the Ministry of Education of China
2001 Cheung Kong Professorship, awarded by the Ministry of Education of China
2001 Cheung Kong Professorship, awarded by the Ministry of Education of China
2000 Guest Professor, awarded by Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
1998 J.G. Russell Award, awarded by the Australian Academy of Science, Australia
1997 Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, awarded by the Australia Research Council (ARC)
1996 Visiting Scholarship sponsored by the University of Sydney, Australia
1995 Postdoctoral fellowship awarded by the Ministry of Education of China
1994 DAAD/K.C. Wong fellowship awarded by DAAD, Germany

Member of editorial board, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, (2012-)
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (2011-)
Member of editorial board, Journal Science and Military (2011-)
Member of editorial board, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, (2011-)
Co-Chief Editor, Book Series on Advanced Materials and Mechanics, Higher Education Press and Springer, (2010-)
Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering (2010-2012)
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Recent Patents on Space Technology, 2009-
Member of editorial board, Applied Mathematical Sciences, 2009-
Member of editorial board, Journal of Mechanics and MEMS, 2008-
Editor, International Journal of Tomography and Statistics, 2005-

In collaboration with my colleagues and students, my most significant contributions to research have been:
. A set of modified variational principles and the corresponding Trefftz finite element method for piezoelectric materials, contact problems, and geometrically and physically nonlinear problems.
. Boundary element method in nonlinear plate bending.
. A new solution to the thermopiezoelectric effect of bone remodelling which can be used to solve adaptive thermopiezoelectric remodelling problems.
. A hypothetical regulation mechanism for bone modeling and remodeling under magnetoelectroelastic fields to reveal how the electromagnetic field affects the bone modeling and remodeling process.
. A micromechanics model for predicting effective properties of dentine composites.
. Green’s functions in thermopiezoelectric materials with various defects, which are the heart of many analytical and numerical methods.
. A sympletic model piezoelectric materials and structures.
. A parallel algorithm integrated with substepping scheme for analysing sheet metal forming process.
. A theoretical model for simulating effect of Parathyroid Hormone and mechanical loading on bone metabolism at cellular level.
. Initiating a new type of finite element method: Fundamental solution-based finite element method.
. Developing a new linear constitutive equation for coupled thermo-chemo-electro-elastic materials.
. Enhancing understanding difference of research cultures between Australia and China and promoting research collaboration with Chinese scientists.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations): 600 refereed journal papers, 13000 citation and h-index = 50
Qin has, so far, published more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and 6 monographs. In 2012, I These publications have attracted more than 2000 Google Scholar citations and Qin’s h-index is 23 in Google. In addition, Qin's two books titled “Fracture Mechanics of Piezoelectric Materials” and “Trefftz Finite and Boundary Element Method” attracted 122 and 109 citations in Google Scholar respectively.

Computational Mechanics, Biomechanics, Smart materials and structures, composite materials, Fracture and damage mechanics.

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
Mechanics and materials engineering play an important role in both Chinese and Australian science, industrial and economic developments. For example, Mechanics of particle flow is closely related to mining industry; and fluid-driven fracture or hydraulic fracture mechanics has important applications in petroleum industry. The future directions in this direction might be:

1) Nanofabrication involves deformation, fracture, and mass transport at the nanoscale;
2) Establishing a linkage from atomistic to micromechanisms in basic deformation modes and failure in nanostructured or biomaterials;
3) Miltifield materials: “smart” is due to reaction of different physical fields. Multi-physics numerical modeling methodology including multi-scale modeling and parallel computing are developed for designing smart materials;
4) Development of optimization tools for designing integrated multifunctional materials;
5) A multifunctional material requires a new design methodology in which system-level performance is emphasized over the optimization of individual functions. Develop topological optimization methods to determine the best morphological materials architectures with optimizing performance from a highly integrated smart material embedding of very dissimilar physical mechanisms;
6) Interconnection between experiment and theory/simulation is crucial to answering the open questions in nanobiomaterials;
7) Nanomechanics at the interface between liquids and solids with biomolecules is critical for materials and mechanics research;
8) developing material systems including knowledge-based multifunctional materials that are designed to serve specific purposes in a controlled way, which have potential applications in aerospace and automotive transport, turbo-machinery industry, tribology, energy system, chemical industry, electronic devices, biological implants, microsensors, household appliances representing a potential market of several billion dollars.