Carnegie Mellon University

About the Vice Provost

Jimmy Hsia Jimmy Hsia is Vice Provost for International Programs and Strategy, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

Hsia received a B.S. from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and a Ph.D. from MIT. His research interests include deformation and failure mechanisms of materials, mciro/nanomechanics of nanoscale materials, and cell mechanics. He is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and recipient of NSF Research Initiation Award, Max-Planck Society Scholarship, Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship.

Before joining CMU in 2015, he was W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). From 2005-2007, Hsia served as Founding Director of Nano and Bio Mechanics Program in the Directorate for Engineering at NSF. He served as Associate Dean of Graduate College and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research for New Initiatives at UIUC. He is a co-Editor-in-Chief of a newly launched Elsevier journal, Extreme Mechanics Letters, whose announcement on iMechanica attracted more 10,000 hits within a week.