Dianyun Zhang
Assistant Professor

United Technologies Engineering Building Rm. 366
Phone: (860) 486-5934
Fax: (860) 486-5088
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Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2014

Research Areas: Multiscale modeling of composite materials, high temperature performance of ceramic matrix composites, experimental characterization of materials with microstructure, micromechanics of heterogeneous materials, and damage and fracture mechanics 

Dr. Dianyun Zhang will join the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2015 Fall. Prior to that, she has been a research associate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington, Seattle, with a dual appointment in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Zhang received her dual bachelor degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and the bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, all in 2009. She obtained her M.S. (2013) and Ph.D. (2014) degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. Her broad area of research interest is in experimental characterization and computational modeling of lightweight materials, including laminated composites, 3D textile composites, and oxide/oxide woven ceramic composites. Her research goal is to develop a high-fidelity computational methodology to predict deformation response of heterogeneous materials. The focus is on the multiscale modeling methods and progressive damage and failure analyses across different material length scales.


Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Connecticut
191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3139
Storrs, CT 06269-3139
Phone: (860) 486-2090, Fax: (860) 486-5088