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Associate 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: G09, 17 College Walk, Clayton Campus





A/Prof Wenyi Yan was raised and educated in China. He 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 as a senior lecturer in 2007 and promoted to associate professor in 2014. Dr Yan has been awarded 13 research grants from Australian Research Council since 2006. Currently, he is supervising and co-supervising 13 postgraduate research students. In total, A/Prof Yan has published 3 book chapters, 152 journal papers and 53 conference papers. His h-index is 35 according to Google Scholar.


Research interests

Applied mechanics of solids and structures, 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)