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Yue Fan

Yue Fan

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Fan's Research Group


3476 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 764-4334

Research Interests

Defects behaviors and microstructural evolution in structure materials, deformation mechanisms and mechanical properties of amorphous solids, long time scale atomistic simulation

Research Areas

Mechanics & Materials, Multi-scale Computation

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

On the path to better understanding metallic glass
Amorphous materials have a broad use from bone implants to golf clubs but to make them more functional U-M researchers are figuring out what really holds them together.

Yue Fan Receives MPMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Yue Fan, has received the 2022 Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Award from the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.

American Chemical Society selects proposal from Yue Fan
The American Chemical Society has awarded Yue Fan in their Doctoral New Investigator grant program.

Yue Fan published in Physical Review Materials
Yue Fan's paper entitled, "Atomistic Mechanism and Probability Determination of the Cutting of GP Zones by Edge Dislocations in Dilute Al-Cu Alloys," published in the Physical Review Materials. 

Yue Fan winner of NSF CAREER Award Program
Fan's proposal entitled, "Connecting Grain Boundary's Metastability Evolution to Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystalline Alloys During Non-Equilibrium Processing," won the award.

Fan group's recent study on dislocation-obstacle interaction published in Physical Review Letters
A recent research by U-M ME Ph.D. student Zhiton Bai and Assistant Professor Yue Fan, entitled "Abnormal Strain Rate Sensitivity Driven by a Unit Dislocation-Obstacle Interaction in bcc Fe," was published in the March 2018 Physical Review Letters.

Fan receives 2017 ASME Haythornthwaite Young Investigator Award
This award targets university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers.

Yue Fan’s Research Published in Nature Communications
The research focused on metallic glass, a novel material system with significantly different properties from traditional metal.

ME Welcomes Four New Faculty
The ME department is pleased to welcome Jesse Capecelatro, Daniel Cooper,  Bogdan Ioan Popa, and Yue Fan, who are joining the faculty as assistant professors