Biography: Guoliang Huang is a James C. Dowell Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Dr. Huang works in the broad area of Solid Mechanics and Structures, in particular the new frontiers of structural dynamics, topological mechanics, wave propagation, and dynamical behaviors of composite materials, both man-made and formed naturally, and understanding relationship between microstructures and material properties (structure and material dynamics, and elastic and acoustic wave characterization). His research has been focusing on new multi-scale and multi-physical composite materials addressing challenges in designing of passive and active mechanical and acoustic metamaterials for efficient wave attenuation, vibration and noise control, structural health monitoring, impact mitigation, energy harvesting, bio-sensing and others. Dr. Huang has published more than 100 first class international journal papers in those fields, one book, three chapters in book, and around 100 international conference publications. His research projects are funded by NSF, AFOSR, ARO, ONR, NASA, ARPA-E and major industries. He gave many plenary/keynote talks in many international and national conferences and served as organizing committee members. He serves as Associate Editor of Wave Motion. Education: PhD from University of Alberta, Canada MS from the Beijing Institute of Technology BS from Zhongshan University Technical Focus: Modeling and Characterization of Acoustic/Elastic Metamaterials, Multifunctional Materials and Bio-inspired Materials Wave Propagation and Vibration, Structural Health Monitoring Research Interests: Huangâ€™s research interests include design and modeling of acoustic/elastic metamaterials, bio-inspired materials, and smart materials; structural health monitoring of composite and civil infrastructures, materials fabrication and dynamic testing (vibration and wave propagation); micro- and nano-mechanics, mechanical and dynamical behaviors of thin films, microstructures and composites.