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Jianmin Qu

Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech A234
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-4528Email Jianmin Qu


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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Ph.D. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

M.S. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

B.S. Mathematics Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China

Research Interests

Dr. Qu’s research interest crosses several areas including micromechanics of composites, interfacial fracture and adhesion, fatigue and creep damage in metallic and polymer materials, fuel cells and batteries, thermomechanical reliability of microelectronic packaging, and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of advanced engineering materials.  He has authored or co-authored two books and over 180 referred journal papers and book chapters in these areas.  His research has been sponsored by various government agencies (NSF, ONR, USAF, US Army, DARPA, DoE, etc.) and private industries (Motorola, Ford Motor Co., IBM, AT&T, GE, Intel, AMD, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell, etc.).

Significant Recognition

  • Outstanding Sustained Technical Contribution Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Components, Packaging, & Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT), 2008
  • Sigma Xi Best Paper Award, 2007
  • ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division Outstanding Contribution Award (Engineering Mechanics), 2006
  • Changjiang Professorship, Beijing University, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2001
  • Water Arbitration Prize, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK, 2001
  • Ralph R. Teetor Education Award, SAE, 1996
  • Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award, 1994
  • Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, ASEE, 1993
  • Amoco Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Amoco Foundation, 1992
  • Lilly Teaching Fellow, Lilly Endowment, 1992

Significant Professional Service

  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 2003–present
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 2010–present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 2011-present

Selected Publications

In the Classroom

Professor Qu has taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, machine design, fracture, elasticity, continuum mechanics, wave propagation in solids, variational methods in solid mechanics, micromechanics, and reliability of microelectronic packaging.