The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Yuan-Cheng B. Fung
Professor Emeritus and Research Bioengineer
University of California, San Diego
"For his pioneering research and leadership in the fields of bioengineering and aeroelasticity. As author, teacher, editor, and leader, his work and enthusiasm have founded the rigorous study of biomechanics, particularly of the lungs and arteries."
Presented by Dr. Neal Lane, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology, at a black-tie dinner awards ceremony at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC, Friday, December 1, 2000.