Dr. Xiaosheng Gao

Dr. Xiaosheng Gao

Title: Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Programs
Dept/Program: Mechanical Engineering
Office: ASEC 110E
Phone: 330-972-2415
Email: xgao@uakron.edu
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Dr. Gao joined UA in 2001. He previously served as an assistant professor at the Northwestern Polytechnical University (China), a visiting scholar at the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore, and as a Summer Faculty Fellow with the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Gao is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has received the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.


Mechanics of materials and structures, constitutive modeling of advanced materials, computational mechanics, fatigue and fracture mechanics, micromechanics, multi-scale modeling of damage & failure and material characterization with microstructure


  • Ph.D. Brown University 1998
  • M.S. Brown University 1995
  • M.S. Xi'an Jiaotong University 1990
  • B.S. Xi'an Jiaotong University 1987


Dynamics, Kinematics of Machines, Analysis of Mechanical Components, Introduction to Finite Element Method, Continuum Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis I, Finite Element Analysis II