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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology


Dr. Jing Zhang's Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory

Dr. Jing Zhang's research interests are broadly centered on understanding the processg-structure-property relationships in advanced ceramics and metals for optimal performance in application, and identifying desirable processing routes for its manufacture. To this end, the research group employs a blend of experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches, focusing on several areas, including:

1. Process-Microstructure-Property-Performance Relationships: thermal barrier coating,lithium-ion battery, solid oxide fuel cell, hydrogen transport membrane.

2. Physics based Multi-scale Models: density functional theory (DFT), molecular dynamics (MD), discrete element models (DEM), finite element models (FEM)

3. Additve Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing: AM material characterizations, AM process (laser powder bed fusion, ceramic slurry extrusion) design and modeling

As an educator, Dr. Jing Zhang is also passionate about mentoring IUPUI students in a variety of SAE vehile student competitions.

Jing Zhang
Dr. Jing Zhang
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
723 W Michigant Street
SL 260H
Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
E-mail: jz29 *AT* iupui *DOT* edu
Tel: 317-278-7186 (O), 317-274-9741 (Lab)

Recent Group News

(October 2022) Congrats to Dr. Jing Zhang with the co-authors to receive the "Editor's Choice Paper" from journal Coatings (MDPI)

(August 2022) Congrats to Dr. Jing Zhang for receiving the NSF grant CMMI 2229993) to support students attending the AM modeling symposium at MS&T22 conference