American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Fellow (1985); Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award (2008)
Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University (1988-1994)
U.S. National Academy of Engineering:Member (1991); Arthur M. Bueche Award (2016)
Academician, Academia Sinica (1992)
Benjamin Garver Lamme Gold Medal, American Society of Engineering Education (1998)
Honorary Doctoral Degree, Purdue University (1996);Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2002);National Taiwan University (2004);City University of Hong Kong (2005); The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2008); West Virginia University (2010); Hong Kong PolyU (2011).