Dr. Feng Zhu

Feng Zhu, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor
Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI)
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Str, Baltimore, MD 21218

fzhu8@jhu.edu

Prof. Feng Zhu performs research and teaching in the areas of impact mechanics, trauma biomechanics and injury prevention, safety of transportation systems, and AI in mechanical design. He is holding adjunct appointments with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute. Prof. Zhu is an author of 1 book and over 100 technical papers. He serves as an editorial board member or guest editor for several international journals. His research has been funded by government agencies as well as defense and automotive industry.

1. Applied impact mechanics

* Composite structures under extreme loading conditions
* Energy absorption of architectured materials

 

2. Traumatic biomechanics

* Blast and impact effect on the human body
* Human body digital twins
* Characterization of rate dependent properties of biological tissues

 

3. AI-driven safety product design

Energy storage system; electric and self-driving vehicles; personal protective equipment etc.

1. Applied impact mechanics
* Composite structures under extreme loading conditions
* Energy absorption of architectured materials

2. Traumatic biomechanics
* Blast and impact effect on the human body
* Human body digital twins
* Characterization of rate dependent properties of biological tissues

3. AI in safety design (energy storage system; electric and self-driving vehicles; personal protective equipment etc.)

  • B.Eng. (2001), Central South University, Changsha, China
  • M.Phil. (2004), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ph.D. (2008), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
FROM TO POSITION ORGANIZATION
Sep. 2003 Dec. 2004 Tutor; Research Assistant Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
May 2005 May 2008 Tutor; Research Assistant
Structural Impact Lab
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
May 2008 Feb. 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow
Mar. 2009 Dec. 2012 Research Fellow
Automotive Safety Center
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, USA
Jan. 2013 Aug. 2015 Assistant Professor – Research
Aug. 2015 Dec. 2019 Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Jun. 2017 Sep. 2020 Visiting Researcher Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA
Dec. 2019 Now Associate Research Professor Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA
Feb. 2020 Now Associate Research Professor
(adjunct appointment)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Member – SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • Member – SAE Occupant Protection Committee
  • Member – ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • Member – International Society of Impact Engineering
  • 2018 SAE World Congress Outstanding Presentation Award
  • 2019 SAE Forest R. McFarland Award
COURSES LEVEL DUTY FROM TO UNIVERSITY
Introduction to Solid Mechanics UG Tutorial 2006 2008
Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)
CAD/CAM UG Lab 2007 2007
Experimental Stress Analysis and Finite Element Method UG Lab 2006 2008
Introduction to Biomechanics UG Lecture/Tutorial 2013 2015
Wayne State University
Introduction to Blast Injuries PG Lecture/Lab 2014 2015
Dynamics UG Lecture 2015 2019
Embry-Riddle Aero. University
Engineering Materials Science UG Lecture 2018 2019
Structural Crashworthiness and Impact Mechanics PG Lecture 2015 2019
Vehicle Safety Design & Occupant Protection PG Lecture 2016 2019
  • Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=CroTmG0AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/feng-zhu-5185871a/