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Yuan-Cheng Fung

American bio-engineer


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Yuan-Cheng Fung is a bioengineer known to be the founder of modern bioengineering and biomechanics. He is also a Professor Emeritus and Research Engineer at the University of California at San Diego. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the National Central University, and a Ph.D from the California Institute of Technology.

Among his innovations is Fung’s Law, which is a constitutive equation for preconditioned soft tissues as well as his co-discovery of the importance of residual stress on the mechanical behavior of arteries.

Fung has been selected for the United States National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the Academia Sinica, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. A principal founder of the Journal of Biomechanics, he has published important books about biomechanics, solid mechanics, and continuum mechanics.

His work has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including the Lissner Award for Bioengineering, the Landis Award from the Microcirculation Society, the United States National Academy of Engineering Founders Award, and the National Medal of Science.

With the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, he started the Biomechanics Symposium back in 1972, which is still held to this day as the biannual Summer Bioengineering Conference.

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Yuan-Cheng "Bert" Fung was an American bioengineer. He is regarded as a founding figure of bioengineering, tissue engineering, and the "Founder of Modern Biomechanics".

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Nanjing University

University in Nanjing, China

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California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology

Private research university located in Pasadena, California

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University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego

Public university in La Jolla, California, United States

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#12337 World Rank #3521 USA Rank