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

  • Structure/material behavior under extreme loading conditions
  • Trauma biomechanics and injury prevention
  • Safety of transportation systems
  • AI in mechanical design
  • 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
  • Member (2018-2019), Academic Standards and Admissions Committee, ERAU
  • Member (2018-2019), Curriculum Development Committee, ERAU College of Engineering
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

Journal editorial services

  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue “Computational Modeling of Trauma Injury”, In: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2015.
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue “Design, Analysis and Assessment of Energy Absorbers”, In: Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2016.
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue “Smart Materials and Structures for Energy Absorption”, In: Shock and Vibration, 2018.
  • Editorial board member, Energies, 2021-.

Technical paper review services

  • Advanced Composite Materials
  • Advances in Structural Engineering
  • AIMS Materials Science
  • Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
  • BioResearch • Chinese Journal of Traumatology (English Edition)
  • Composites Science and Technology
  • Composites, Part B: Engineering
  • Composite Structures
  • Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
  • Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
  • Concussion
  • Defense Technology 3
  • Energies
  • Engineering computations
  • Engineering Structures
  • Explosion and Shock Waves
  • International Journal of Energy Research
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
  • International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems
  • International Journal of Impact Engineering
  • International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • International Journal of Protective Structures
  • International Journal of Vehicle Design
  • International Journal of Vehicle Safety
  • Journal of Automobile Engineering, Proc. IMechE, Part D
  • Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, ASME Transactions
  • Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Proc. IMechE, Part H
  • Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE Transactions
  • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
  • Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
  • Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology
  • Key Engineering Materials
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Materials
  • Materials & Design
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering
  • Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
  • Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
  • Medical Science Monitor
  • Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures
  • Natural hazards (NHAZ)
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) technical papers
  • SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing
  • Safety
  • Science and Engineering of Composite Materials
  • Sensors
  • Shock and Vibration
  • Shock waves
  • The Scientific World Journal
  • Traffic Injury Prevention
  • Chair, Safety Test Methodology Session, the SAE 2012 World Congress and Exhibition. April 24-26, 2012, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • Chair, Damage, Fracture and Fatigue Session, the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering Plasticity and its Applications (AEPA2012), December 5-7, 2012, Singapore.
  • Chair, Lightweight metals and foams, Integrated Automotive Safety Workshop, April 7, 2014, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • Chair, Integrated Active and Passive Safety Session, the SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition. April 11-14, 2016, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • Organizer and Chair, Safety Test Methodology Session, the SAE 2017 World Congress and Exhibition. April 5-7, 2017, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • Scientific committee member, 6th International Conference on Design and Analysis of Protective Structures (DAPS 2017), November 29-December 1, 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Organizer and Chair, Safety Test and Simulation Methods and Applications Session, the SAE 2018 World Congress and Exhibition. April 10-12, 2018, Detroit, MI, USA. 4
  • Scientific committee member, 4th International Conference on Design Engineering and Science (ICDES 2019), February 22-24, 2019, Nice, France.
  • Organizer and Chair, Safety Test and Simulation Methods and Applications Session, SAE 2019 World Congress and Exhibition. April 9-11, 2019, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • Organizer and Chair, Safety Test and Simulation Methods and Applications Session, SAE WCX 2020 World Congress Experience, April 21-23, 2020 (Virtual).
COURSELEVELDUTYFROMTOUNIVERSITY
Introduction to BiomechanicsUGLecture/Tutorial20132015Wayne State University
Introduction to Blast InjuriesPGLecture/Lab20142015
DynamicsUGLecture20152019Embry-Riddle Aero. University
Structural Crashworthiness and Impact MechanicsPGLecture20152019
Vehicle Safety Design & Occupant ProtectionPGLecture20162019

Featured Publications

Wang Z, Zhu F and Zhao LM. Dynamic behavior and application of sandwich structures with cellular metal cores. Beijing: The Ordnance Industry Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-7-80248-524-2. (In Chinese)

Zhu F, Saif T, Presley BR and Yang KH. “Mechanical behavior of biological tissues at high strain rates”. In: Military injury biomechanics: The cause and prevention of impact and acceleration injuries, Taylor & Francis, 2017.

Zhu F, “Finite element modelling of blast wave and its effect on the brain”, In: Basic Finite Element Method as Applied to Injury Biomechanics, Elsevier, 2018.