This presentation briefly introduces the concept of materials/mechanics informatics. Materials/mechanics informatics is growing extremely fast by integrating machine learning with materials/mechanics science and engineering, where techniques, tools, and theories drawn from the emerging fields such as data science, internet, computer science and engineering, and digital technologies, are applied to the materials/mechanics science and engineering to accelerate materials/mechanics, products and manufacturing innovations. Building up materials/mechanics databases is extremely urgent. In addition to the financial support from funding agents, every member in the materials/mechanics communities shall be willing to share his/her own data.
He is the founding dean of the Materials Genome Institute, Shanghai University, and the founding dean of the Shanghai Materials Genome Institute. From 1993 to 2015, he worked at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor, Chair Professor, and Fang Professor of Engineering. His research interests include mechanical properties of materials, micro/nanomechanics, materials informatics, and mechanics informatics. He was a vice president of the International Congress on Fracture (ICF) 2013-2017 and now is a director of ICF executive committee. He was a vice president of The Far East and Oceanic Fracture Society 2001-2016. He was a recipient of the 2018 Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress from the HLHL Foundation, the Second Prizes of 2007 and 1987 State Natural Science Award, China, and the 1988 National Award for Young Scientists, China. He became ICF Fellow in 2013, Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2012, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, Senior Research Fellow of Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong, in 2003, Fellow of ASM International, USA, in 2001. He was Associate Editor-in-Chief of Science China Technological Sciences 2013 – 2017 and Editor-in-Chief since 2018. He is also Fracture and Continuum Mechanics Subject-Editor of the journal, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics (2013 – present).