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Personal profile


Dr. Yuan Cheng received her Bachelor degree from the Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Fudan University, China in July 2003, and Ph.D degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore in April 2008. Before join in Monash Suzhou, she worked at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) in Singapore from 2007 till Feb 2021 as Senior Scientist and Group Manager. During Feb. till Jun. 2009 she visited Brown University, USA as a visiting scholar. She has edited two books and has been serving as the Guest Editor of International Journal of Computational Methods, and Nanoscale Advances. She is elected as Fellow of International Association for Computational Mechanics. She has published over 80 journal papers with an H-index of 29.

Research interests

Multiscale modelling on bio-inspired materials

Mechanical properties of nanomaterials and interface between nanomaterials and biomaterials

Machine learning for material science 

Skin research with applications in consumer care industry and wearable device

Supervision interests

  1. Molecular Modeling for design of bioinspired materials

 2. Microscopic mechanisms and macroscopic applications of flexible nanomaterials

3. Multiscale modelling of skin platform

4. Machine learning assisted analysis of protein structure prediction and drug design


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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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