H. Jerry Qi, PhD
H. Jerry Qi, PhD
Professor and the Woodruff Faculty Fellow
The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. H. Jerry Qi is a professor and the Woodruff Faculty Fellow in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor degrees (dual degree), master and PhD degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) and a ScD degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After one year postdoc at MIT, he joined University of Colorado Boulder as an assistant professor in 2004. He joined Georgia Tech in 2014 as an associate professor with tenure and was promoted to a full professor in 2016. Prof. Qi’s research is in the broad field of nonlinear mechanics of soft materials and focuses on developing fundamental understanding of multi-field properties of soft active materials through experimentation and theoretical modeling. He and his collaborators have been working on a range of soft active materials, including shape memory polymers, shape memory elastomeric composites, light activated polymers, covalent adaptable network polymers, for their interesting behaviors such as shape memory, light actuation, surface patterning, surface welding, healing, and reprocessing. Recently, he and his collaborators pioneered the 4D printing concept and are actively working of 3D/4D printing of active polymers and composites for multifunctionality. Prof. Qi is a recipient of NSF CAREER award (2007). He is a member of Board of Directors for the Society of Engineering Science. In 2015, he was elected to an ASME Fellow.