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Multi-Scale Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory
 

Professor Katherine Yanhang Zhang

 Link to Prof. Zhang's Curriculum Vitae

 

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Division of Materials Science and Engineering

Boston Univerity

Group Highlights

We have openings for postdoc, graduate and undergraduate!

 

Education

2003 Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

2000 M. S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

1998 B. Eng., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, China

1998 B. Eco., Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China

 

Professional Experiences

2012- Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Boston University

2008-2012 Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Boston Unviersity

2007-2012 Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

2006-2012 Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

2004-2005 Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder,

1999-2003 Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder,

1998, 2002 Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

Honors

2010 NSF CAREER Award

2007 Young Faculty Award, DARPA/MTO

2006 Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship

2003 Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

2002 First place, Best Student Paper Award, SPIE’s 9th International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, CA, March 2002.

2002 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

2002 Graduate Fellowship Award for Research Excellence, University of Colorado at Boulder

1996-97 Outstanding Student Fellowship, Tsinghua University

1995 Takada-Tsinghua Fellowship, Tsinghua University

1994 Cai Minxue Fellowship, Tsinghua University

 

Research Interests

Cardiovascular mechanics

Multi-scale mechanics of extracellular matrix

Mechanobiological constitutive modeling of biological tissue

Micro- and Nano-mechanics of thin film and thin film coatings

 

Teaching Interests

Heat transfer

Engineering mechanics

Finite element analysis

Soft tissue biomechanics

Constitutive modeling of biological materials