Henry T. Yang

Henry T. Yang

Chancellor, UC Santa Barbara
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


(805) 893-2231
Office of the Chancellor

Cheadle Hall, Room 5221
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Member of : 

National Academy of Engineering

Fellow of: 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society for Engineering Education, American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Current member serving on President's Committee for the National Medal of Science; Former member, scientific advisory boards, Department of Defense, US Air Force, US Navy, NASA, and National Academy of Engineering; Past Chair, Association of Pacific Rim Universities and Association of American Universities; Benjamin Garver Lamme Medal, ASEE; Structures, Strutural Dynamics, and Materials Award, AIAA


Solid Mechanics, Materials & Structures, Dynamic Systems and Control, Micro & Nano Technology

Aerospace structures, structural dynamics, composite materials, finite elements, transonic aeroelasticity, wind and earthquake structural engineering, and intelligent manufacturing systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 articles for scientific journals, as well as a widely used textbook on finite element structural analysis. He has guided 54 Ph.D. and 20 M.S. recipients. He continues to teach an undergraduate course every year, and is currently guiding three Ph.D. students with support from National Science Foundation grants.


BS Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University
MS Structural Engineering, West Virginia University
PhD Structural Engineering, Cornell University