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Jwo Pan

Jwo Pan

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Structural Durability Laboratory


3458 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 764-9404


Ph.D., Brown University, 1981
M.S., Brown University, 1978
B.S., National Taiwan University, 1974

Research Interests

Fracture and failure of materials, fatigue testing and modeling, constitutive laws for porous and pressure-sensitive materials, sheet metal forming, crankshaft fillet rolling and residual stresses, rolling modeling and fatigue, modeling/testing of fusion welds, solid state welds and mechanical joints, modeling/testing of deformation behavior of lithium-ion battery

Research Areas

Mechanics & Materials, Mobility Automotive & Transportation

Honors & Awards

  • SAE Medal of Honor, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2017
  • Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award, 1996 (first recipient), 2011, 2015, 2017
  • Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2013
  • Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 2012
  • Sam Y. Zamrik Literature Award, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division, 2008
  • Forest R McFarland Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2007
  • Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2006
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1997
  • Exxon Junior Faculty Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1986
  • Best Paper Award on Aerospace Science & Technology Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Mini-Symposium, 1986

Faculty Type


Related News

Pan receives 2017 SAE Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor, established in 1986, is presented annually and is SAE International’s most prestigious award.

Jwo Pan and Co-Authors Receive SAE Award
Jwo Pan and his co-authors have earned recognition from the SAE for their research in lightweight materials. The Arch T. Colwell Merit Award will be presented to them this coming April, at the 2014 SAE World Congress, held in Detroit

Pan selected to receive 2012 Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering
This award recognizes individuals who use their engineering skills to achieve an enormous impact on the passenger car, truck or bus industries

Pan Receives Two Awards
Professor Jwo Pan will be receiving the 2012 Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award and the SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

Pan and Lin Receive Colwell Award
SAE’s Arch T. Cowell Award recognizes individuals who have authored outstanding papers that have been presented at a meeting of the society or any of its sections during the year.

Pan and Lin Receive Sam Y. Zamrik Literature Award

Three ME Students Receive Rackham Fellowships