应我校萃英特聘教授王记增博士邀请，美国德克萨斯大学达拉斯分校(The University of Texas at Dallas)高信林教授前来我校进行学术交流，并作学术报告。
题目：Higher-order and Surface Elasticity Theories and
Their Applications at Small Length Scales
Dr. Xin-Lin Gao is currently a professor of mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and materials science and engineering at UT-Dallas. His other experience includes teaching at Texas A&M University for 7 years, Michigan Tech for 4 years, and working at the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Air Force Research Lab for about 2.5 years. In addition, he was a visiting professor at University of Paris-East and has been a visiting chair professor at East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai. He earned an M.Sc. degree in Engineering Mechanics in May 1997 and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (with a minor in Mathematics) in May 1998, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published 100 journal papers, 2 book chapters, and 113 conference and other publications. He has been a PI or Co-PI of funded research projects worth about $9.5M. He has been a reviewer for 91 journals, 9 publishers, and 14 funding organizations and has organized 21 symposia at major technical conferences. He has been an editor/guest editor of one book, proceedings of one conference, and four special journal issues. He currently serves on the editorial boards of six journals. He was elected an ASME Fellow in January 2011.