Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
- 1989, Doctoral Degree, Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley
- 1982, Bachelor's Degree, Applied Mechanics and Mathematics, Dalian Institute of Technology
- Master's Degree, Applied Mathematics, Michigan State University
Bingen “Ben” Yang is Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California. With 20 years of research experience, he has published approximately 150 journal and conference papers in the areas of solid mechanics, vibrations, structural dynamics and controls. His current research interests include modeling, analysis, and deployment control of inflatable space structures, servo control of flexible positioning systems, and development of intelligent biomedical devices via smart materials and micro-electro-mechanical systems. A fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dr. Yang received his Ph. D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Yang's research interest lies in the fields of dynamics, vibrations, structures, controls, applied mechanics, and applied mathematics. He has undertaken various research projects on modelling, dynamic analysis, control, and failure analysis of complex mechanical systems including aircraft and vehicle structures, flexible robot arms, automobile brakes, weapon systems, cable-stayed long span bridges, distributed vibration dampers, intelligent vehicle/highway systems, information storage systems, and machines for material processing and manufacture. Those projects have been sponsored by various government and industrial funding agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Powell Foundation, the U.S. Army Research Office, Tektronix, Motorola, Caltrans, Structural Research & Analysis Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Hughes, and General Motor Company, Dr. Yang's research has resulted in over 60 journal publications.
- 1989 Charles Lee Powell Research Award
- 1990 USC Faculty Research Innovation Award
- 1990 NSF Research Initiation Award
- 1993 US Army Research Award
- 1995 Northrop Grumman Corporation Excellent Research Award
- 2002 Fellow of Professional Society