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Yuan-Cheng Fung National Medal of Science Awarded In 2000

Yuan-Cheng Fung

Yuan-Cheng Fung

Award Name : National Medal of Science

Year of Award : 2000

Award for : Engineering

Location : Changzhou, Jiangsu Sheng, China


Yuan-Cheng  Fung is an American bioengineer and scientist. He is regarded as a founding figure of bioengineering, tissue engineering, and the "Founder of Modern Biomechanics".He began his career in the field of aeronautics, receiving bachelor’s and master's degrees in that field from the Central University of China in 1941 and 1943, respectively. He is the author of numerous books including Foundations of Solid Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, and a series of books on Biomechanics. He is also one of the principal founders of the Journal of Biomechanics and was a past chair of the ASME International Applied Mechanics Division. In 1972, Fung established the Biomechanics Symposium under the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This biannual summer meeting, first held at the Georgia Institute of Technology, became the annual Summer Bioengineering Conference. Fung and colleagues were also the first to recognize the importance of residual stress on arterial mechanical behavior.He was born on September 15, 1919 in Changzhou, Chin.

Fung has received numerous honors, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the California Institute of Technology, and the Bioengineering Award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering. He also has the honor of being one of only eight people elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering (1979), Institute of Medicine (1991), and the National Academy of Sciences (1992). He also is a member of the Academy of Science in Beijing, and the Academia Sinica in Taipei, China. He received the National Medal Of Science in 2000.


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