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Prof Wenyi Yan received his Bachelor Degree in Engineering with first class honours from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1989 and his Masters of Science Degree in Engineering from the same university in 1992. He obtained his PhD degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995. After that, he spent over five years as a research fellow in Europe, including over three years at University of Leoben, Austria, and two years at Imperial College London, the United Kingdom. Dr Yan moved to Australia at the end of 2000. He first worked as a research fellow at the University of Sydney and then lectured at University of Southern Queensland and Deakin University. Dr Yan joined Monash University in 2007. Prof Yan has been awarded 14 research grants from Australian Research Council since 2006. He has graduated 19 PhDs and 5 Masters as their main supervisor. Currently, he is supervising 12 PhD students. In total, Prof Yan has published 3 book chapters, 176 journal papers and 68 conference papers. His h-index is 42 according to Google Scholar. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Research area keywords

  • Design Optimisation
  • Mechanical Behaviours of Materials
  • Fracture and Fatigue
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Contact Mechanics and Wear

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