Yong X. Gan
Yong X. Gan is professor at the California State Polytechnic University, USA. He obtained his BS from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, China, in July 1984; MS and DEng in materials science and engineering
from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, in March 1987 and December 1992, respectively; and MPhil and PhD from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, in October 2004 and May 2005, respectively. He served as a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (March 1987–January 1995); visiting research scholar in the Materials Research and Education Center, Auburn University, Alabama, USA (January 1995–August 1997); research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tuskegee University, Alabama (September 1997–August 2002); assistant professor the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York (September 2005–August 2007); and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA (August 2007–September 2012). His major teaching and research activities focus on advanced materials processing and manufacturing, microstructure analysis, and property characterization.