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Fu-Pen Chiang 

Fu-Pen ChiangSUNY Distinguished Professor

105 Light Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

Contact Info
Phone: (631) 632-8311
Fax: (631) 632-8544


  • University of Florida, Ph.D. 1966 (Mechanics)
  • University of Florida, M.S. 1963 (Mechanics)
  • National Taiwan University, B.S. 1957 (Civil Engineering)

Professional Experience

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 1967 - present

Research Interests and History

Fu-pen Chiang's research emphasis is on the development of optical and other experimental mechanics techniques and their applications to stress analysis (including NDE), fracture and fatigue of engineering and biological materials and structures. He has written more than 400 articles published in 58 archival journals and numerous conference proceedings. He has given invited lectures at 51 different institutions in 21 countries. He was a visiting faculty at Cambridge University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne), National Taiwan University, Tsinghua University, among others.  His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, National Institute of Health, Dept. of Transportation, and industrial concerns. Dr. Chiang is a Fellow of four major professional societies: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society for Experimental Mechanics, the Optical Society of America, and SPIE – the International Society of Optics and Photonics. He received the M.M. Frocht Award (2008), the B.J. Lazan Award (1993), and the P.S. Theocaris Award (2015) from the Society of Experimental Mechanics, the Life Time Achievement Medal (2012) from the International Conference of Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences, and the Life Time Achievement Award (2016) from the International Conference of Experimental Mechanics.