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also known as Woody Ju

mechanics educator , researcher

Jiann-Wen Ju, Chinese, American mechanics educator, researcher. Registered professional engineer, California, Arizona. Federal and industrial research grantee United States Government, United States companies, Japanese companies, since 1987; recipient Presidential Young Investigator award National Science Foundation, 1991.


Ju, Jiann-Wen was born in 1958 in Taiwan. Son of Jiang and Kwai Ju.


Bachelor of Science, National (Taipei) Taiwan University, 1980. Master of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1986.


Teaching assistant University California, Berkeley, 1983-1984, research assistant, 1984-1986, lecturer, 1986, postdoctoral research engineer, 1986-1987. Assistant professor Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1987-1993. Associate professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1993-1998, professor, since 1998, chairman, 1999—2002, chairman, structural engineer, since 2001.

Consultant Air Force Engineering and Services Center, Panama City, Florida, since 1990, Titan R&T, Chatsworth, California, Kasdan and Simonds, Irvine, California, Karagozian and Case, Los Angeles, Miller Law, Irvine, California. Review panel National Science Foundation, Washington, since 1991. Conference co-chair 7th World Congress Computational Mechanics, Los Angeles, 2006.

Science program committee 9th National Congress Computational Mechanics, San Francisco, 2007. Chairman, organizer of 40 symposia. Lecturer, presenter in field.


  • Registered professional engineer, California, Arizona.



Fellow: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (committee member since 1989, associate editor Journal Engineering Materials Technology, Journal Applied Mechanics since 1995), American Society of Civil Engineers (control group 1989-1993, Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research prize 1997), United States Association Computational Mechanics (at-large member, executive committee since 2006). Mem: American Academy Mechanics, American Concrete Institute (chairman committee 446 fracture mechanics since 2004), Society Engineering Science, International Association Computational Mechanics.


Married Mali J., 1985. Children: Derek, Tiffany.

Jiang Ju

Kwai Ju

Mali J.

Derek Ju

Tiffany Ju