Bettie Margaret Smith Professorship in Engineering
Professor Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
Rui Huang received his Bachelor degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1994 and his PhD degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with specialty in Mechanics of Materials and Structures, from Princeton University in 2001. He joined the University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor in September 2002 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2014. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in solid mechanics and materials. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2006 and was elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2014.
Rui Huang's research interests are primarily mechanics-based, multiscale modeling and simulations of materials and structures. His current research topics include: Time and rate dependent fracture of materials and interfaces, Nonlinear mechanics of polymer gels and soft materials, Nanomechanics of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials, and Thermomechanical reliability in advanced packaging of microelectronics.