Prof. ZHANG Taihua from Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has been awarded grants from the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2010. ZHANG was also selected into the Hundred Talents Program of CAS this year.
ZHANG has been engaged in the basic research of nano/micro-mechanics over the past decade and brought in a good harvest. He proposed new models for extracting materials parameters for elastic-plastic and fracture properties, and developed new instruments for micromechanics. He has received a total of 11 patents and published 51 papers, 45 of which have been indexed by SCI.