Associate Professor Baolin Wang


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Associate Professor Baolin Wang obtained his Bachelor's degree (in 1990) and Master's degree (in 1995) in solid mechanics from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and his PhD (in 1998) in composite materials from Harbin Institute of Technology. He was an ARC Research Fellow at the University of Sydney (2003) and ARC Future Fellow at the University of New South Wales (2011), awarded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), and was Associate Professor at Charles Darwin University (2013). He is on the editorial board of the following international journals: Science of Advanced Materials, Journal of Applied Mathematics and International Journal of Mechanics Research.

Areas of Research/Teaching Expertise

Associate Professor Wang's research background is in the area of solid mechanics with particular interest in fracture mechanics, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures, structural dynamics analysis and simulation, heat conduction and thermal and residual stresses, computational solid mechanics, and micro/nanoscale mechanics. He has authored and co-authored 3 books and 190 referred SCI journal papers, and delivered 3 invited plenary/keynote lectures in major international conferences in the field. His publications have gained 2177 SCI citations and an h-index 23. He has supervised 27 master students and 12 PhD students by research.

Courses taught by Associate Professor Wang include Structural Dynamics, Materials Science and Mechanics of Composite Materials.

Grants/Current Projects

ARC Research Fellowship Project - Coupled Thermoelectromechanical fracture mechanics of functionally graded materials (Project ID: DP0346037; AUD449,000; 2003-2007)

ARC (Discovery Grant) - Some Outstanding Mechanics Problems in Layered Ferroelectromagnetic Composites with Enhanced Magnetoelectric Effect (Project ID: DP0665856; AUD490,000; 2006-2009)

Awards and Recognition

2010: ARC Future Fellowship (associate professor level) Awarded by the Australian Research Council.

2002: ARC Research Fellowship Awarded by the Australian Research Council.

Selected Publications

B.L. Wang, Fracture and reliability issues of magnetic materials, in Magnetic Materials: Research, Technology and Applications, Jacob I. Levine (editor), Chapter 13 (pp. 427-523), (invited contribution), Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, ISBN 978-1-60692-145-6, 2009.

B.L. Wang, Y.-W. Mai, X.H. Zhang. Thermal shock resistance of functionally graded materials. Acta Materialia, 52(2004), 4961-4972.

B.L. Wang, Y.-W. Mai. Applicability of the crack-face electromagnetic boundary conditions for fracture of magnetoelectroelastic materials. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44(2007), 387-398.

B.L. Wang, M. Hoffman, A.B. Yu. Buckling analysis of embedded nanotubes using gradient continuum theory. Mechanics of Materials, 45(2012), 52–60.

K.F. Wang, B.L. Wang. Effects of residual surface stress and surface elasticity on the nonlinear free vibration of nanoscale plates. Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (2012) 013520.

K.F. Wang, B.L. Wang. A finite element model for the bending and vibration of nanoscale plates with surface effect. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, 74(2013), 22-29.

Y.X. Zhang, B.L. Wang, J.E. Li. The thermal shock resistance analysis of ceramic foams. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96(2013), 2615-2622.

K.F. Wang, B.L. Wang. Surface effects on the energy-generating performance of piezoelectric circular nanomembrane energy harvesters under pressure loading. EPL, 108(2014)17001.

A.B. Zhang, B.L. Wang. The influence of Maxwell stresses on the fracture mechanics of piezoelectric materials. Mechanics of Materials, 68(2014), 64-69.

B. Wang, J.E. Li, C. Yang. Thermal shock fracture mechanics analysis of a semi-infinite medium based on the dual-phase-lag heat conduction model. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 471(2015)20140595ARC Future Fellowship Project: "Mechanics of Micro/Nanoscale Multi- layers: Theories and Applications" funded by Australian Research Council (Project ID: FT100100211; AUD684,292; 2011-2014).