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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Jow-Lian Ding

Jow-Lian Ding

Associate Director for Administration, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering



  • Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics, Brown University, 1983
  • M.S. in Solid Mechanics, Brown University, 1980
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1974

Professional Preparation

  • Visiting Research Staff Member, Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1990 – 1991; Summer 1992-1995
  • Visiting Research Staff Member, Computational Physics Research and Development Department, Sandia National Lab., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2000

Research Interests

  • Dynamic response of materials and structures (experimental characterization, modeling, and simulation)
  • Shock physics
  • Thermo-mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Stress-induced phase transformation

Recognition and Honors

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2008)

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • Hu, Y. and Ding, J.L., 2016, “Effects of Morphologies of Carbon Nanofillers on the Interfacial and Deformation Behavior of Polymer Nanocomposites – A Molecular Dynamics Study,” Carbon, 107, 510-524.
  • Alexander, C. S., Ding, J. L., Asay, J. R., 2016, “Experimental characterization and constitutive modeling of the mechanical behavior of molybdenum under electromagnetically applied compression-shear ramp loading,” J. Appl. Phys., 119, 105901.
  • Biswas, N., Ding, J. L. Balla, V. K., Field, D. P., and Bandyopadhyay, A., 2012, “Deformation and fracture behavior of laser processed dense and porous Ti6Al4V alloy under static and dynamic loading,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 549, 213-221.
  • Ding, J. L. and Asay, J. R., 2011, “Modeling of the dynamic inelasticity of tantalum single crystal under ramp wave loading,” J. Appl. Phys., 109, 083505.
  • Ding, J. L., 2006, “Thermal and mechanical analysis of material response to non-steady ramp and steady shock wave loading,” J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 54(2), 237-265.
  • Jiang, C., Kuzyk, M. G., Ding, J. L., Johns, W. E., and Welker, D. J., 2002, “Fabrication and mechanical behavior of dye-doped polymer optical fiber,” J. Appl. Phys., 92(1), 4-12.
  • Lin, S. B. and Ding, J. L., 1996, “A modified form of Hill’s orientation-dependent yield criterion for orthotropic sheet metals,” J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 44(11), 1739-1764.
  • Ding, J. L., Liu, K. C., and Brinkman, C. R., 1995, “Development of a high temperature deformation and life prediction model for advanced silicon nitride ceramics,” J. of Am. Ceram. Soc., 78(11), 3057-66.
  • Ding, J. L., Liu, K. C., More, K. L., and Brinkman, C. R., 1994, “Creep and creep rupture of an advanced silicon nitride ceramic,” J. of Am. Ceram. Soc., 77(4), 867-874.
  • Ding, J. L. and Lee, S. R., 1988, “Development of viscoplastic constitutive equation through biaxial material testing,” Society for Experimental Mechanics, Experimental Mechanics, 28(3), 304 309.
  • Ding, J. L., Lee, S. R., and Ortiz, R., 1988, “A simple, high precision biaxial extensometer for high temperature creep study,” ASTM J. Test. and Eval., 16(1), 72 76.