Dr. Feng Zhu

Feng Zhu, P.h.D.

Associate Research Professor

Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Str, Baltimore, MD 21218

Adjunct appointments

Research areas

  • Structure/material behavior under extreme loading conditions
  • Trauma biomechanics and injury prevention
  • Safety of transportation systems
  • AI in mechanical design


  • Ph.D (2008), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • M.Phil (2004), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • B.Eng (2001), Central South University, Changsha, China

Professional experiences

  • 2019-now: Associate Research Professor, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • 2017-2020: Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 2015-2019: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, USA
  • 2009-2015: Research Fellow; Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

Professional societies

  • Member – SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • Member – SAE Occupant Protection Committee
  • Member – ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • Member – International Society of Impact Engineering


  • 2019 SAE Forest R. McFarland Award