· Experience leading teams and projects, supervising researchers, and writing proposals
· Nonlinear static and dynamic structure analysis experience in aerospace, automotive, defense, civil engineering, and electronics industries
· Specialist in safety, durability, vibration, including satellite static and dynamic analysis, vehicle crashworthiness, vehicle durability, aircraft and automotive engine durability and thermal fatigue analysis, composite analysis, blast analysis in vehicles and civil structures
· Biomechanics research in aorta rupture due to hematoma, human injury in impact and blast events
· Expertise in advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods including explicit and implicit algorithms, fluid structure interaction methods, contact analysis, and material subroutine development, using ABAQUS, ANSYS, FEMAP, HYPERWORK, HYPERMESH, IDEAS, LS-DYNA3D, NASTAN, and RADIOSS CAE/CAD software
· Strong research and teaching experience in applied mechanics solid, mechanics, fluid mechanics, and biomechanics, as an associate professor and a research scientist at universities
· Experienced in using applied methods including composite design, optimized design, Six Sigma, and LEAN
University of Michigan, Postdoctoral Research
University of Science and Technology of China, Engineering Mechanics, Ph. D.
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fluid Machinery and Hydrodynamic Engineering, M.S.
Anhui University of Science and Technology, Machine Design and Manufacture, China, B.S.
· Member of ASME, ASCE, SAE and Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV),
co-chair of sessions of ASME in computer-aided engineering and in biomechanics
· Collaborations with international research teams including US, UK, and China
· Peer reviewer for SAE and ASME international journals in applied mechanics, numerical methods, fatigue, and biomechanics
Selected in Who’s Who in America in 2011, 65th edition
Senior R &D Structure Analyst, SSL (Space Systems Loral) 2012-present
Structure analysis on the spacecraft at the system and subsystem levels using a combination of classical calculations and finite element methods
· Performed comprehensive static, vibration, and thermal analysis of entire satellite or components under complex flying dynamic loads
· Designed complex satellite components, NASA payload structures using finite element analysis, including composite design, struts, inserts, such as in Laser Communication Relay Demonstration(LCRD) for NASA, cylinder separation joints in satellites
President and Owner, AZ Engineering and Science, 2009-Present
State and dynamics analysis of engineering structures
· Analyzed underground structure explosive events to consider the interaction of structure and explosives with ground reflection and soil confining effects
· Pioneered finite element aortic modeling methods of Acute Aortic Syndrome (AAS) and Chronic Aortic Disease (CAA) modeling, including analyzing blood clots, blood flow, and three-layer aortic walls; simulated and analyzed aorta wall failure and blood clot evolution
· Gaveacademic seminars on FEA theory and applications
· Served as the principle investigator in presenting the following written proposals:
– Predicting evolution of chronic thoracic aortic disease and aortic traumatic injury,
(submitted to National Institute of Health, 2009)
– IDR/Collaborative Research – 3D Imaging of Tissue-like Materials Using Ultrasound-
assisted Broadband Microwave Interferometry (UA-BMWT)
(submitted to National Science Foundation, 2009)
– Mitigation of Blast Injuries through Modeling and Simulation
(submitted to Department of Defense SBIR, 2010)
Senior Structure Analyst, AECOM, 2010-2011
· Developed blast analysis for civil structures including structures related to US federal safety using Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method to consider the interaction of structure and explosive (CONWEP); analyzed failure modes and design-protected parts for targets, using ductile composite (DUCON) carbon fiber-reinforced components
· Performed quality control tasks: Peer -reviewmodels of vehicle impact models, blast models, and project evaluations
Principal Analysis Engineer, Ford Motor Company, 2010, 2007-2008, 2002-2005
Vehicle and Occupant/Pedestrian Safety Analysis
· Led full vehicle impact safety analysis, pedestrian and occupant injury analysis in crash modes and engine durability analysis
· Analyzed adult and child pedestrian safety in vehicle impact
· Performed full vehicle CAE analysis for frontal, side, and rear crashes of trucks and cars, including Ford F150, Ford 250, and Jaguar automobiles
· Developed component CAE analysis and optimization design for armrest, hood, door, and frame impact and studied fluid-solid interaction using the ALE method
· Created self-pierced rivet (SPR) models for use in aluminum structure crash analysis
Principle Analysis Engineer (level 12), BAE Systems, 2008-2009
· Developed mine blast analysis method for military vehicle structure and human injury
· Created crew member injury mine blast FEA methodology
· Collaborated in designing Energy Attenuation Device (EAD) for vehicle seats
· Updated full vehicle mine blast analysis methodology; performed vehicle mine blast Shock Response Spectrum analysis using FEA and MATLAB
· Developed modeling strategy for material models and setting contacts
· Created method of simulation of explosives under soil to analyze the interaction of structure and explosives with ground reflection and soil-confining effects
Senior Research Scientist, George Washington University, 2005-2007
· Supervised and pioneered crash modes and vehicle relative velocity magnitudes and direction resulting in aortic rupture analysis
· Studied blunt traumatic aortic rupture (BTAR) in vehicle impacts, creating a layer-specific aortic model with an orthotropic material model to predict aorta injury under impact
· Supervised full human body model development (for Ford Motor Company)
· Supervised optimizing child restraint system (CRS) and related vehicle components for child safety in vehicle impacts
· Supervised modeling bumper barrier CAE model with test verifications
· Developed impact analysis method for the fan containment systems of jet engines
Research Investigator, University of Michigan, 2000-2003
· Developed thermo-mechanical stress and fatigue analysis for automotive engines (for Ford Motor Company); created damage-coupled fatigue model for aluminum materials, including material model subroutine using ABAQUS
· Created thermo-mechanical fatigue analysis for solders (for Sandia National Laboratories); developed damage-coupled cyclic thermoviscoplasticity constitutive equations incorporating explicit, semi-explicit, and modified-Euler algorithms using ABAQUS
Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, 1998-2000
· Performed thermal-mechanical fatigue and creep analysis of cooled turbine blades in aircraft engines under cyclic loadings
· Conducted research projects to analyze wear fatigue of materials
· Analyzed effective properties and damage of inhomogeneous materials (sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China)
More than 30 publications
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