Professor YuanTong Gu

Professor YuanTong Gu

Director, Laboratory for Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering and Science

Tel.: +61-7-31381009
E-mail: yuantong.gu@qut.edu.au
QUT Website: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/gu9

Biography

Prof Yuantong Gu is now a full Professor, a prestigious ARC Future Fellow and a Discipline Leader of Mechanical Engineering at School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering of Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His research interests include:  Biomechanics; Nanomaterials; Computational mechanics; and Mechanical Engineering. He has secured more than $5million in research funding. He authored more than 150 refereed journal publications and one popular book. Most of his publications are in highly ranked journals and have been well cited. His expertise has been acknowledged through appointments as Editor-in-Chief for 2 international journals including Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Editor for 2 prestigious international journals including Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, and an Editorial Board Member for another 2 international journals. He served as the conference general chair for the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods held at the Gold Coast in 2012.

Qualifications

2003: Ph.D., National University of Singapore (Singapore)
1994: M. Eng., Dalian University of Technology, China
2010: Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Employment History

2014-present: Professor and ARC Future Fellow
Director: Laboratory for Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering and Science
Discipline Leader: Mechanical Systems and Asset Management
2013-2014: Professor and ARC Future Fellow
Group leader: Advanced Modelling and Simulations for Engineering and Science Co-Discipline
Leader: Mechanical Systems and Asset Management
2011-2013: Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow
Group leader: Advanced Modelling and Simulations for Engineering and Science
2009-2011: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering Systems, QUT
2007-2009: Lecturer, School of Engineering Systems, QUT
2005-2008: ARC APD (Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship), University of Sydney and QUT
2004-2005: Postdoctoral fellow, University of California (USA)
2002-2004: Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Selected Research Grants

Total funding around $5million since 2005

11/2013-11/2014: ARC LIFE grant ($2M; CI)
11/2010–11/2014: ARC, Future Fellowship (Funding: $692,000; sole CI)
01/2013–12/2015: ARC, Discovery grant ($360,000; the 1st and leader CI)
05/2013–12/2013: Australia-Group Mission fund (the 1st and leader CI)
05/2011–05/2015: ARC, Linkage grant (Funding: $400,000; CI)
09/2010–08/2013: ARC, Linkage grant (Funding: $325,000; CI)
09/2009–08/2012: ARC, Linkage grant (Funding: $225,000; CI)
01/2007–12/2011: ARC, Discovery grant (Funding: $1.2 million; CI)
07/2005–07/2008: ARC, Discovery grant (Funding: $250,000; sole CI)
09/2009–08/2010: Queensland International Fellowship (Funding: $25,000; sole CI)
01/2010–12/2010: Australian Academy of Science: Scientific Visits grant (Funding: $6,500; sole CI)
05/2012-08/2014: 6 Industry projects (Funding: $138,000; the 1st and leader CI)

Publications

  • 1 Monograph (Springer Press)
  • 1 book chapter
  • 1 conference proceeding (chief editor)
  • 4 special issues (guest chief editor) for SCI international journals
  • 160+ published journal papers
  • 66 refereed conference papers

Scopus Authors ID: Author ID: 7403046386

Detailed publications: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Gu,_YuanTong.html

Prizes, awards and fellowship

2013, Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, QUT
2012, Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Fund Award, QUT
2010, Recipient of ARC Future Fellowship, ARC
2011, Recipient of BEE Top Supervisor, QUT
2010, Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Fund Award, QUT
2009, Recipient of the Inaugural Queensland International Fellowship, Qld Government
2008, Recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Award for Research Publication, QUT
2005 – 07/2008, Recipient of ARC Australian Postdoctoral (APD) Fellowship, ARC
2004, The Award of Outstanding Contribution in National Day Activity, The Consulate General of China in Los Angeles, USA
2001, Outstanding Young Researcher Fellowship in the First MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics. MIT, USA
1999-2002, Research Scholarship, the National University of Singapore
1993, The Award of Outstanding Postgraduate Student, China
1991, The Award of Province Outstanding Graduate Student, China
1987-1991, The first Class of Scholarship, Dalian University of Technology, China.

Memberships for Editorial board and professional societies

  • Chief Editor: Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Chief Editor: International Journal of Novel Ideas: Computational Methodology
  • International subject Editor: Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Associate Editor: Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • Associate Editor: American Journal of Materials Science and Technology
  • Guest Editor-in-Chief: International Journal of Computational Methods
  • Guest Editor-in-Chief: Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Guest Editor-in-Chief: Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Computational Methods

Reviewer for more than 20 international journals

Executive / Elected memberships in professional societies

  • Elected General Council member: Asian-Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics
  • Executive Committee Member: Australian Association on Computational Mechanics

Invited talks and Conference/Symposium Organization

  • Thematic Plenary Lecture, The 5th International Conference on Computational Methods, 7/2014, UK
  • Thematic Plenary Lecture, The 5th Asia Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, 12/2013, Singapore
  • Six Keynote talks in 6 international conferences
  • Eight Invited Seminars in national and international universities and institutes
  • Conference General Chair (2012): The 4th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2012), Gold Coast(more than 290 attendees)
  • Conference Co-Chairman (2014): The 5th International Conference on Computational Methods, UK
  • Organizing Committee member for 8 international conferences
  • Mini-symposium organizer for 5 international conferences
  • Session chairman for more than 15 international conferences

Main research areas

Prof. Gu and his group define the below 3 main research areas:

1) Advanced modelling and simulation for engineering and science

  • Advanced/Modified Finite Element Method for engineering applications
  • Novel Meshless (Meshfree) techniques and its applications
  • CFD and its applications
  • Multiscale modelling and simulation for material and mechanical engineering
  • Advanced numerical modelling and simulation for mechanical engineering applications

2) Experiment and Numerical modelling for Biomechanics and biomedical systems

  • Experimental and numerical modelling study for living cells and tissues
  • Multiscale modelling and simulation for biomedical systems
  • Novel Meshless techniques, modified FEM and their combination for biomedical modelling
  • Numerical modelling and simulation for biofluid mechanics

3) Nanotechnology and nanodevice

  • Experimental study for nanowire based nano-devices
  • Advanced numerical modelling and simulation for nanotechnology
  • Advanced multiscale modelling techniques for nano-manufacturing and nano-materials
  • Coupled Molecular Dynamics/ Monte Carlo/Meshless modelling technique
  • Numerical investigation for the crossing-scale deformation mechanism in material
  • Multiscale characterisation techniques for material and manufacturing