Jenn-Ming Yang: Associate Dean, International Initiatives and Online Programs

JMYang2Jenn-Ming Yang, Professor and Associate Dean of International Initiatives and Online Programs, received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan. After two years of military service, he worked for Texas Instruments, Taiwan, as an engineer in charge of electronic packaging materials. He came to the United States in 1982 and received his Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the University of Delaware. He joinedthe faculty at UCLA’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 1986.

At UCLA his major research interests are in processing and mechanical characterization of light weight metallic and composites for structural applications. This is primarily focused on investigating the fundamental problems related to processing, microstructure and behavior of metallic and composites for advanced aerospace structural and ground transportation applications.

These efforts are to create a science base in quantitative relations between the microstructural parameters and macroscopic mechanical response of high temperature metallic and composites. Such relationships would permit dependable engineering of composite structural components for safe and reliable service at elevated temperatures. Currently, Yang’s group is conducting experimental and theoretical work to study the processing, deformation and fracture of ultra-lightweight structural nanocomposites and nanostructured metallic materials.

Yang’s group is also conducting experimental work to study the nanomechanical behavior of nanostructured metallic and ceramic materials.  This includes conducting nanomechanical testing of various advanced materials inside a scanning and transmission electron microscope to elucidate the deformation mechanisms and damage accumulation.

Yang currently supervises six Ph.D. and three M.S. students.  He also collaborates with several aircraft engine companies in the United States and Europe. His work has resulted in more than 200 publications in journals and proceedings. Yang has received the National Science Foundation Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award, Alcoa Foundation Award, the Ford Foundation Award, and R&D 100 Award.

LEADERSHIP

Deans:
Jayathi Murthy
Dean, UCLA Engineering

Jia-Ming Liu
Associate Dean, Academic Personnel

Harold Monbouquette
Associate Dean, Research and Physical Resources

Richard D. Wesel
Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

Jenn-Ming Yang
Associate Dean, International Initiatives and Online Programs

Mary Okino
Assistant Dean, Chief Financial Officer

Brandon Baker
Assistant Dean, Office of External Affairs

Department Chairs:
Song Li
Bioengineering

Panagiotis Christofides
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Jonathan P. Stewart
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mario Gerla
Computer Science

Gregory Pottie
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dwight C. Streit
Materials Science and Engineering

Christopher Lynch
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering