Engineer

Name : Zhiqiang Zhou
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Coral Gablesq,FL
Job Title Engineer
Relocation Preferences : pacific coast
Objective : Seeking to apply my technical skills and multiple years experience of FEA in a high-tech company needing a combination of engineering, computer science, applied mechanics, and/or physics skills.
Resume :  
Zhiqiang Zhou
Address: 1251, Memorial Drive, EB205
Coral Gables, FL, 33146
Phone: 786-294-2420
Email: zjuzzq[at]hotmail.com

Career Goal
Seeking to apply my technical skills and multiple years experience of FEA in a high-tech company needing a combination of engineering, computer science, applied mechanics, and/or physics skills.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE SUMMARY
Expertise in stress and thermal analysis.
Experienced in 3D Computer-Aided-Design.
Experienced in developing algorithms for Finite Element Analysis.
Proficient in Matlab, Fortran and C/C++ programming.
Developed elements capable of simulating arbitrary cracking path in ABAQUS user element subroutine.
Mesh generation for FEA and CFD.
Through investigation in composite test experiments and simulation.
Expertise in application of Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer and Particle-Reinforce-Ceramics composites.
Good understanding in quality control management and six sigma.
Skills in using a wide range of design, fabrication, and business solution


TECHNICAL AND COMPUTER SKILLS
FE(EIT) certification
Programming Languages: FORTRAN, C/C++
Scientific Applications: MATLAB, Maple, MiniTab
Technical Drawing: AutoCAD, PhotoShop, ProE, Catia V5, Tecplot
Office Applications: Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word
Finite Element Software Package: ABAQUS, ANSYS

Education
Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami, 2010
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2006
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2003

Working and Research Experience
Research Assistant, University of Miami, 2007.01- present
Developed codes for augmented finite element capable of simulating propagating discontinuity.
Added unloading feature to 2D cohesive elements and 3D cohesive elements.
Studied the initiation and propagation of a transverse crack coupled with delamination in laminated composites.
Conducted coupled thermal and stress analysis of textile structure.
Simulated the initiation and evolution of micro-cracks in Representative Volume Element of particle and fiber reinforced composites.
Research Associate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2006.07-2006.12
Developed membrane finite elements considering geometrical nonlinearity in MATLAB.

Research Assistant, Zhejiang University, 2003.09-2006.06
Developed codes for cohesive elements as user-element subroutine in ABAQUS.
Assessed the accuracy and applicability of various traditional beam-bending-theory based methods of testing interface toughness.
Proposed methods to estimate the shear bond strength for FRP-concrete bonded joints based on fracture mechanics.
Engineer, Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Communications Planning Design & Research, 2003.03-2003.09
Responsible for highway bridges design.

AWARDS
Excellent Graduate Award, Zhejiang University, 2003.
Outstanding Service Award, University of Miami, 2010.

AFFILIATIONS
Member of the American Association of Mechanical Engineering (ASME).
PASS Fundamentals of Engineering Test of National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).


PUBLICATIONS
1.X. J. Fang, Z. Q. Zhou, B. N. Cox, and Q. D. Yang, Augmented-FEM for nonlinearly coupled multiple cracking in laminated composites, submitted
2.Z. Q. Zhou, Q. D. Yang, X. J. Fang, and B. N. Cox, Coupled tunneling and delamination evolution in PMCs, International Journal of Fracture, accepted, Sept, 2009.
3.Z. Q. Zhou, Y. F. Wu, Q. D. Yang, W. Q. Chen, "On shear bond strength of FRP-concrete structures", Engineering Structures, vol. 32, pp. 897-905, 2010
4.Z. Q. Zhou, Q. D. Yang and W. Q. Chen, On the fracture resistance of adhesively jointing structures, Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 7 (1289-1295), 2006.

PRESENTATIONS
1.X. J. Fang, Z. Q. Zhou, and Q. D. Yang, A-FEM for Nonlinearly Coupled Multiple Cracking in Laminated Composites, 16th US National Congress of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics(NCTAM 2010), State college, Pennsylvania, June 27- July 2
2.Z. Q. Zhou, B. N. Cox, X. J. Fang, and Q. D. Yang, Virtual Testing for Advanced Aerospace Composites: Advances and Future Needs, Special issue: Recent Advances on Composites and Heterogeneous Materials, M. Pelegri and V. LaSaponara
3.Q. D. Yang, D.S. Ling, and Z. Q. Zhou, An augmented finite element method for arbitrary discontinuity and material heterogeneity, SES 2008 Annual Meeting, UIUC, Oct 12-1


REFERENCES

Prof. Qingda Yang, Ph. D.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami
Email: qdyang[at]miami.edu
Telephone: 305-284-3221
Prof. Yang is my PhD dissertation advisor.

Prof. and Dept. Chair Singiresu S. Rao, Ph. D.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami
Email: srao[at]miami.edu
Telephone: 305-284-3308

Prof. Brian Metrovich, Ph. D.
Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami
Email: bmetrovich[at]miami.edu
Telephone: 305-284-3465

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