Pu Zhang

Research Associate
University of Manchester
Alan Turing Building 2.146
Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

Email: pu.zhang@manchester.ac.uk



Research Interests
  • Advanced Structured Materials
  • Modeling for Additive Manufacturing

Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (2015)
  • M.S., Solid Mechanics, Hunan University, China (2011)
  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Hunan University, China (2008)

Professional Experience
  • 1/2016 - present      Research Associate, Applied Mathematics, University of Manchester
  • 9/2011 - 12/2015     Research Assistant,  Dept. of Mechanical & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • 9/2008 - 6/2011       Research Assistant,  Dept. of Engineering Mechanics, Hunan University

Awards & Honors
  • Best RA of the Year, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
  • Best Master Thesis, Hunan University, 2012
  • Distinguished Graduate Student, Hunan University, 2010
  • Top-class Scholarship, Hunan University, 2007 (highest honor for undergrads)
  • National Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China, 2007

Membership
  • ASME
  • AmericaMakes

Representative Publications                                                                          
  • Pu Zhang, MA Heyne, AC To. “Biomimetic staggered composites with highly enhanced energy dissipation: modeling, 3D printing, and testing”. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 2015, 83: 285-300
  • Pu Zhang, AC To*. “Transversely isotropic hyperelastic-viscoplastic model for glassy polymers with application to additive manufactured photopolymers”. International Journal of Plasticity 2016, 80: 56-74
  • Pu Zhang, AC To. “Point group symmetry and deformation-induced symmetry breaking of superlattice materials”. Proceedings of the Royal Society - A 2015, 471, 20150125
  • Pu Zhang, AC To. “Broadband wave filtering of bioinspired hierarchical phononic crystal”. Applied Physics Letters 2013, 102: 121910