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A Tribute to Our Centenarian Yuan-Cheng Fung: Father of Modern Biomechanics

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Savio L-Y. Woo

Fellow ASME
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
Musculoskeletal Research Center,
Department of Bioengineering,
Swanson School of Engineering,
University of Pittsburgh,
405 Center for Bioengineering,
300 Technology Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219;
Distinguished Chair Professor of Bioengineering
College of Biomedical Engineering,
Taipei Medical University,
Taipei 11000, Taiwan
e-mail: ddecenzo@pitt.edu

1Corresponding author.

Manuscript received March 25, 2019; final manuscript received June 5, 2019; published online July 11, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Haichao Han.

J Biomech Eng 141(9), 091002 (Jul 11, 2019) (11 pages) Paper No: BIO-19-1158; doi: 10.1115/1.4044066 History: Received March 25, 2019; Revised June 05, 2019

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(a) Biomechanics Symposium Program Book, 1973 and (b) Biomechanics Symposium Program Books, 1973–1985

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Program Book and Proceedings Book of The First China–Japan–U.S.A. Conference on Biomechanics, 1983

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Climbing the Yellow Mountain (1983)

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The U.S. Delegation at the 4th China–Japan–USA–Singapore Conference on Biomechanics in Taiyuan, 1995

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First World Congress on Biomechanics Program Books, 1990

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(a) Sixty-fifth Birthday Symposium—Frontiers in Applied Mechanics and Biomechanics Symposium Program Book and (b) ASME Y. C. Fung Early Career Award

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Honoring Fung who coined the term “Tissue Engineering”

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(a) Tributes to Yuan-Cheng Fung on His 90th Birthday Biomechanics: From Molecules to Man, (b) attendees at the symposium celebrating Fung's 90th birthday, and (c) Fung and his family at the banquet for his 90th birthday



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