Feng Xi-Qiao

Yangtze Chair Professor

Department of Engineering Mechanics

Contact Information

Office: Room 3413, Yifu Science & Technology Building,

Tsinghua University

Telephone Number: +86-10-62772934

Fax Number: +86-10-62781824


Education background

•B.E., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1990

•M.S., Solid Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1991

•Ph.D., Solid Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1995


•Post-doctor and Associate Professor, Institute of Nuclear Energy and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1995-1997

•Alexander von Humboldt Foundation-awarded research fellow, Institute of Mechanics, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, 1997-1998

•Alexander von Humboldt Foundation-awarded Europe Research Fellow, Koiter Institute Delft, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 1999

•Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, 1999-2001

•Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, 2001-date

Concurrent Academic

•Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Solid Mechanics (in Chinese), 2003-date

•Editorial Board Member, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, 2003-date

•Editorial Board Member, Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, 2004-date

•Regional editor and editorial board member, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2005-date

•Editorial Board Member, Acta Mechanica Sinica, 2007-date

•Editorial Board Member, Archive of Applied Mechanics, 2008-date

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Biomechanics and biomimetics of biomaterials, Cell mechanics, Micromechanics and nanomechanics, Damage and fracture mechanics

Research Status

Professor Feng’s research group is currently studying the mechanics of biological materials, with the aims to understand their structure-composition-property-function relationships at different length scales and to search for inspirations from the splendid living world in order to solve various challenging problems of technologically importance. This group has been paying increasing attention to the mechanics of cells, in particular to their complicated and adaptive responses to various interactions with the environment. In addition, we are also interested in micromechanics and nanomechanics, especially some multidisciplinary phenomena observed in micro/nano-sized materials and devices.

Projects (present)

•Multiscale mechanics and biomimetics of biological materials, Key Project NSFC, RMB 2,000,000, 2008-2011, FENG Xi-Qiao

•Basic research on physical properties and service performance of materials at mesoscale, 973 program of MOST, ~RMB 3,000,000, 2010-2014, FENG Xi-Qiao

Projects (done)

•Micro/nano mechanics of biological materials, Project of Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC, RMB 1,600,000, 2006-2009, FENG Xi-Qiao

•Multiscale mechanics of nanocomposites, Project of National Distinguished Doctoral Theses, RMB 500,000, 2006-2009, FENG Xi-Qiao

Honors And Awards

•Yangtze Chair Professor (by the Ministry of Education of China), 2009

•Endeavour Executive Award, Australia, 2008

•First-Class Prize of Natural Science of Chinese Universities (by the Ministry of Education of China), 2007

•Prize of Science and Technology for Young Scientists of China, 2007

•Best Young Teachers of Tsinghua University, 2006

•Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC, 2005

•Young Investigator Award of Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation, 2004

•Second-Class Prize of Natural Science of Chinese Universities (by the Ministry of Education of China), 2000

•Trans-Century Training Programme Foundation for the Talents (by the Ministry of Education of China), 2000

•Award for the Distinguished Doctoral Theses of China, 1999

•Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship of Germany, 1997–1999

•Award for Distinguished doctoral Theses of Tsinghua University, 1996

•Outstanding doctoral graduate students of Tsinghua University, 1996