Yonggang Huang Inducted into Royal Society of Canada

Yonggang Huang

Professor Yonggang Huang has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Founded in 1882, the RSC comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences, and The College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. The RSC recognizes excellence, advises the government and the larger society, and promotes a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world. 

Huang holds the Jan and Marcia Achenbach professorship in Mechanical Engineering, is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and (by courtesy) Materials Science and Engineering. He is the scientific pioneer of two transformative technologies—stretchable electronics and mechanics-guided deterministic 3D assemblies. His vision laid the scientific foundations in these areas, leading to important applications in bio-integrated/bio-inspired electronics. The profound impact he has had on engineering science, including his seminal contributions to establishing microscale plasticity theory and extending classical continuum mechanics to the nanoscale makes him the highest-cited solid mechanician in the world. 

One hundred and one new Fellows have been elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC for career achievement is the highest honor an individual can achieve in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. 

2023 has been a banner year for Yonggang In addition to the RSC, Huang was also elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society (of London) as a foreign member. 

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, the RSC will welcome the new Members of the RSC College and on Friday, November 17, the Class of 2023 will be inducted for outstanding research and scholarly achievement. The ceremonies will be held in person in Waterloo, Ontario. 

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