Western Sydney University
Prof Richard (Chunhui) Yang joined WSU in January 2012 as Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures and he was promoted as Professor in 2018. Prior to this, Richard held the position of Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, the School of Engineering, Deakin University (Deakin). Prior to his almost six-year working in Deakin University, he also has worked in the University of Sydney (USyd) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as post-doc research fellow after he finished his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2002. He was awarded the Graduate Certificate for Higher Education at Deakin University in 2008.
In research, he has been mainly focusing on characterisation of material properties and mechanical behaviours of advanced engineering materials, multi-scale modelling of advanced engineering materials, structural health monitoring (SHM) and smart structures, metal forming and manufacturing, metal surface treatment, Industry 4.0, Advanced Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, etc. Now he is mainly focusing on Industry 4.0, Advanced Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing of metals and polymeric composites. As for research grants, he has secured more A$12 M from external funding resources, including 11 Australian Research Council (ARC) competitive research grants, 15 grants from industry and 6 defence grants, respectively. In scientific publication, he has published 3 edited books, 9 book chapters, 4 special issues, and more than 260 refereed journal and conference papers in his fields of research. As for external services, Richard is serving as assessor for ARC, Editor-in-Chief, associate editor, guest editor, editorial board member, conference chair and co-chair, conference committee member, reviewers of international journals and conferences, examiner for Master and PhD theses, etc.