Weidong Zhu works as a Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and he serves as the Founder and Director of its Dynamic Systems and Vibrations Laboratory. He received his double major B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and computational science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1986, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University and the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 and 1994, respectively. Prior to joining the UMBC in 1999, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1994-1997) and the University of North Dakota (1997-1999). He serves as a Fellow of ASME, as a Member of the ASME Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound, and as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. His research spans the fields of dynamics, vibration, control, applied mechanics, structural health monitoring, and wind energy and involves analytical development, numerical simulation, experimental validation, and industrial application. He is the recipient of a Career Award and three other individual investigator awards from the National Science Foundation as well as a 2009 Maryland Innovator of the Year Award. He was named a 2008 Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor in General Mechanics by the Ministry of Education of China.
Biography Updated on 14 March 2011