Faculty Profile

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Dianyun Zhang


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2014
dianyun.zhang@uconn.edu

Campus Location: United Technologies Engineering Building Rm. 366

Tel: 860 486-5934
Fax: (860) 486-5088

Personal Website: http://www.compomechanics.com/

Short Bio:

Dr. Dianyun Zhang will join the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2015 Fall. Prior to that, she has been a research associate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington, Seattle, with a dual appointment in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Zhang received her dual bachelor degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and the bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, all in 2009.

She obtained her M.S. (2013) and Ph.D. (2014) degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. Her broad area of research interest is in experimental characterization and computational modeling of lightweight materials, including laminated composites, 3D textile composites, and oxide/oxide woven ceramic composites. Her research goal is to develop a high-fidelity computational methodology to predict deformation response of heterogeneous materials. The focus is on the multiscale modeling methods and progressive damage and failure analyses across different material length scales.

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, ceramic matrix composites, composite materials, Current, damage mechanics, fracture mechanics, high temperature performance, micro-mechanics, multi-scale modeling, multiscale modeling