Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering
Xin Zhang is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University. Her research has focused on fundamental and applied aspects of MEMS and Nanotechnology. Specifically, she seeks to understand and exploit interesting characteristics of micro/nanomaterials, micro/nanomechanics, and micro/nanomanufacturing technologies with forward-looking engineering efforts and practical applications ranging from energy to health care to homeland security. Dr. Zhang has been on the Boston University Faculty since 2002, and is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty CAREER Award in 2003.
In 2007, she became an Invitee of National Academy of Engineering (recognized as one of the top engineers in the country between the ages of 30-45) and participated in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium; in 2009, she was named the inaugural Distinguished Faculty Fellow, a five-year appointment given to tenured College of Engineering faculty at Boston University who is on a clear trajectory toward exemplary leadership career in all dimensions of science and engineering; in 2011, she was selected to be one of 60 engineers (30 from the EU and 30 from the US) and took part in the NAE’s EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.