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Professor YuanTong Gu

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

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Name
Professor YuanTong Gu
Position(s)
Head of School (acting)
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Mechanical Systems and Asset Management
Discipline *
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Nanotechnology
Phone
+61 7 3138 1009
Fax
+61 7 3138 1469
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (National University of Singapore), GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Executive Committee Member, Australia Association for Computational Mechanics (2010-present)
  • Elected General Council Member, Asian-Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics(2012-present)
  • Association for Computational Mechanics (2003-present)
  • Certificated senior programmer and software engineer of China Computer Engineer Society (1993-)
Keywords

Computational mechanics, Materials engineering, Mechanical engineering, Nanotechnology, Biomechanics

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Broad area of research:

Computational Mechanics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Biomechanics; Mechanical and Material Engineering

Research group: Laboratory for Advanced Modelling and Simulation in  Engineering and Science

Group website: http://www.lamses.org/

Prof. Gu is leading a large research group, including 3 academics, 2 ARC Future fellows, 1 ARC DECRA fellow, 1 senior VC research fellow, 4 postdoctoral fellows, 3 visiting academics, and more than 15 PhD students.

PhD STUDENTS RECRUITMENT: Several PhD projects are available in Prof Gu’s group.  CSC (China Scholarship Council) applicants are also welcome. Please feel free to contact Prof Gu for more details.

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

  • Advanced numerical modelling and simulation for engineering and science
  • Experiment and Numerical modelling for Biomechanics and biomedical systems
  • Nanotechnology and nanodevice

1) Advanced numerical modelling and simulation for engineering and science   

Prof. Gu’s research in this area is focused on

  • 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  

Prof. Gu’s research in this area is focused on

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

3) Nanotechnology and nanodevice   

Prof. Gu’s research in this areas focuses on

  • Experimental study for nanowire based nano-devices
  • Advanced numerical modelling and simulation for nanotechnology
  • Advanced multiscale modelling techniques crossing macro-, micro- and nano- dimensions for nano-manufacturing and nano-materials fabrication
  • 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

Grants: Over $6M in research funding has been received since 2000. Selected list of awarded grants (2005 onward)

  • 2015-2018: ARC Linkage Project: A New Biomechanical Model for Understanding Aging of Stored Red Blood Cells
  • 2015-2017: ARC Discovery Project:  Multiscale Modelling Framework for Mechanical Properties of ECM
  • 2013-2015: ARC Discovery Project:  A novel multiscale modelling technique to explore mechanical deformation of nanowires in high-performance devices. Au$360k
  • 2010-2014: ARC Future Fellowship Grant: Advanced Simulations for livingcells. Au$704k
  • 2011-2015: ARC Linkage project: Optimising Gaseous and Particulate Emissions from Diesel Engines, Chief Investigator. Participating agencies: Australian Research Council (ARC),LCR LINDORES GROUP PTY LTD and PEAK 3. Amount: Aus $450,000.
  • 2007-2011: ARC Discovery Project: Damage-free surfacing of large brittle wafers with on-machine flatness control, co-Chief Investigator. Participating agencies: Australian Research Council (ARC). Amount: Aus $1.2 Million
  • 2010-2013: ARC Linkage project: New Generation High Crash Energy Absorbing Barrier for Improved Road Safety, Chief Investigator. Participating agencies: Australian Research Council (ARC) and Centurion Barrier Systems Pty Ltd, Amount: Aus $300,000.
  • 2009-2010: Advanced Multiscale Modelling Techniques for Exploring the Deformation Mechanism of Materials, Australian Academy of Science – Scientific Visits to the USA, Amount: Aus $6,500.
  • 2008-2012: ARC Linkage project: An Innovative System for Accurate Bending of Fracture Fixation Plates in Orthopaedic Surgery, Participating agencies: Australian Research Council (ARC) and Queensland Orthopaedic Reseearch Fundation,  Amount: Aus $230,000.
  • 2008-2009: An Innovative Multiscale Technique for Exploring the Deformation Mechanism of Materials in Manufacturing, Queensland International Fellowships – Queensland Government,Amount: Aus $25,000.
  • 2005-2008: ARC Discovery Project: Advanced computational techniques for macro/micro/nano multiscale systems of NEMS/BioMems, Chief Investigator and proposal maker. Participating agencies: Australian Research Council (ARC). Amount: Aus $250,000.
Awards and recognitions
  • 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.

Career history

  • 2013- present: Professor, School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2011- 2013: Associate Professor, School of Engineering Systems, QUT
  • 2011- present: ARC Future Fellow
  • 2009- 2011: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering Systems, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2007 - 2009: Lecturer, School of Engineering System, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2005-2007: ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD); School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, the University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2004-2005: Postdoctoral research fellow; the University of California (Irvine), USA
  • 2002-2004: Research Project Manager and Research Fellow: Dept of Mechanical Engineering, the National University of Singapore
This information has been contributed by Professor YuanTong Gu.

Teaching

Teaching areas

  • Dynamics
  • Machinery dynamics
  • Vibration
  • Advanced tribology
  • Finite element analysis
  • Engineering project management.
This information has been contributed by Professor YuanTong Gu.

Experience

External collaborations

Within the broad field of research in advanced numerical modelling and simulation technique for material and mechanical engineering, A/Prof. Gu and his research team has strong collaborations with

  • National University of Singapore
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Queensland
  • University of California (Berkeley)
  • University of California (Irvine)
  • Tsinghua University
  • Shanghai Jiao University
  • Hunan University
  • Dalian University of Technology
  • Deakin University
  • Asian Institute of Technology
  • Xiamen University
  • Jilin University
This information has been contributed by Professor YuanTong Gu.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2012
Details
Elected General Council member: for ASIAN PACIFIC ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2012
Details
Conference Gneral Chair for the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2012)
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2012
Details
Associate Editor: Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2011
Details
Editorial Role for Journal of Applied Mathematics
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2011
Details
Associate Editor for American Journal of Materials Science and Technology
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Fund Award
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
Executive member for Association for Computational Mechanics
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2010
Details
FT100100172- FT (2010-14) 'Innovative multiscale modelling to explore mechanical properties of single living cells" ARC DP Future Fellow in 2010
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2009
Details
Editorial Board member: International Journal of Computational Methods

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Dislocation Motion and Anelastic Recovery in Layered Ceramic Titanate
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP170102861
Start year
2017
Keywords
Title
A Multiscale Modelling Framework for Mechanical Properties of ECM
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150100828
Start year
2015
Keywords
Hierarchical multiscale modelling; Mechanical behaviour; Extracellular Matrix
Title
A New Biomechanical Model for Understanding Aging of Stored Red Blood Cells
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP150100737
Start year
2015
Keywords
Title
A novel multiscale modelling technique to explore mechanical deformation of nanowires in high-performance devices
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP130102120
Start year
2013
Keywords
Nanowire; Multiscale modelling; Surface effect
Title
Collaboration with three leading Chinese groups to develop a comprehensive platform for in-depth understanding of nanomaterial behaviours based on theoretical, numerical and experimental studies
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ACSRF07403
Start year
2013
Keywords
Biomaterial; Collaboration; Group Mission; Nanomaterial
Title
Optimising gaseous and particulate emissions from diesel engines
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110200158
Start year
2012
Keywords
Internal combustion engines; particulate emissions; dual fuel technology; Alternative fuels; transport emissions
Title
Innovative Multiscale Modelling to Explore Mechanical Properties of Single Living Cells
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT100100172
Start year
2011
Keywords
Multiscale modelling; Meshfree method; Atomic modelling; Single living cells; Mechanical properties
Title
A New Generation High Crash Energy Absorbing Barrier for Improved Road Safety
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100200318
Start year
2010
Keywords
Road Safety Barrier; Crash Energy Absorption; Flexible; Polymeric Foams; Composites
Title
An Innovative System for Accurate Bending of Fracture Fixation Plates in Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0990250
Start year
2009
Keywords
Finite Element Analysis; Bone Fracture Fixation; Metal Deformation; Computational Model; Plastic Deformation; Bending Control
Title
Advanced Computational Techniques for Micro/Nano Multiscale Systems of NEMS/BioMEMS
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0556600
Start year
2007
Keywords

Supervision