Rui Zhang received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering and instruments, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China (May 2000). From 2000 to 2003, she was a Postdoc Associate, Materials Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University. From 2003 to 2005, she was a Research Associate, Materials Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University. Since 2005, she has been a Professor of physics, Harbin Institute of Technology. Professor Zhang is a Member of American Physical Society, American Materials Research Society, and Ferroelectric Committee of the Ultrasonic, Ferroelectric, and Frequency Control Society. Her current research interests are characterization of elastic, dielectric, and piezoelectric properties of piezoelectric single crystals and ceramics using ultrasonic techniques, particularly on the frequency dispersion of velocities and attenuation; modeling and design of piezoelectric ceramic-polymer composite structures for medical ultrasonic transducers and finite element analysis on vibrational modes, wave propagation, and transient behavior of transducers and smart structures, computer simulation of domain pattern formation, and domain dynamics in ferroelectric materials; nondestructive characterization of extremely thin samples using ultrasonic waves.
Biography Updated on 12 August 2013