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Professor Wenyi Yan

BEng, MSc and PhD (Tsinghua University, China)


Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Monash University, Clayton VIC3800, Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9902 0113 Fax: +61 3 9905 1825

Email: wenyi.yan@monash.edu

Office: 342, 20 Exhibition Walk, Clayton Campus





Prof Wenyi Yan received his Bachelor Degree in Engineering with first class honours from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1989 and his Masters of Science Degree in Engineering from the same university in 1992. He obtained his PhD degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995. After that, he spent over five years as a research fellow in Europe, including over three years at University of Leoben, Austria, and two years at Imperial College London, the United Kingdom. Dr Yan moved to Australia at the end of 2000. He first worked as a research fellow at the University of Sydney and then lectured at University of Southern Queensland and Deakin University. Dr Yan joined Monash University in 2007. Prof Yan has been awarded 14 research grants from Australian Research Council since 2006. He has graduated 19 PhDs and 5 Masters as their main supervisor. Currently, he is supervising 11 PhD students. In total, Prof Yan has published 3 book chapters, 171 journal papers and 63 conference papers. His h-index is 40 according to Google Scholar.


Research interests

Applied solid mechanics, composite structures, fracture and fatigue of materials, design optimization for additive manufacturing, wear, rail/wheel contact mechanics


News and stories

  1. Awards of my students
  2. Posters of some PhD student studies
  3. Group photo with postgraduate students and visiting scholars
  4. Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship 2010 Award
  5. Research into high strength rail steels


New Postgraduate research opportunities


External Competitive Research Grants


List of publications in Google Scholar



List of publications in ResearcherID


Selected journal papers




Computer-aided Design (MEC4426, fourth year subject)

Composite Structures (MEC4446, fourth year subject)