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Lucy Zhang

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE 
 

Name:  
Lucy Zhang
Department:  Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear engineering
Current Rank:  Associate Professor 
School:  School of Engineering

July 2011 – Present 
Associate Professor 
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering  
School of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Date of Birth: June 2, 1976 

 I. EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION 
 Ph.D.  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL    Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2003 
 M.S.   Northwestern University, Evanston, IL    Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2000 
 B.S.    Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY    Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1998 
 
II. P ROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
July 2011 – Present
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering 
School of Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
August 2006 – June 2011
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering 
School of Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
July 2003 – July 2006
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tulane University 
September 2005 – January 2006
Visiting Assistant Professor  Confidential  
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
June 2002 – September 2002
Summer Intern, Mechanical Engineer 
Global Research Center
General Electric 
June 1996 – December 1997
Co-op, Mechanical Engineer
Consulting for General Electric, Corporate Research & Development
Keane Inc. 
 
III. TEACHING 
A1. Courses (taught at RPI) 

Independent Studies: 
Spring 2013 MANE-4940: Computational fluid dynamics (2 credits)
Fall 2010      MANE-4940: Rotorcraft Aerodynamics (1 credit)
Fall 2009      MANE-6940: CFD Vortex dynamics (3 credits)    MANE-4940: Computational fluid dynamics (2 credits)
Spring 2009 MANE-6940: Special topic on nanowetting (3 credits) Confidential
Fall 2008      MANE-6940: Special topic on nanowetting (3 credits)
Spring 2008 MANE-4940: Biofluids (3 credits)    MANE-6940: Computational methods for FSI (3 credits)
Fall 2007      MANE-2940: Women CAD research topic (1 credit)
Spring 2007 MANE-6940: Modeling of Biomechanics (3 credits) 
 
A2.  Courses (taught at Tulane) 

Spring 2006
  ME371: Experimental Labs (4 credits)   Class enrollment: 35   Course evaluation: N/A 
Spring 2005  ME371: Experimental Labs (4 credits)   Class enrollment: 35   Course evaluation: N/A 
Fall 2004       ME657: Computational Mechanics (3 credits)   Class enrollment: 10   Course evaluation: 4.0/5.0 
Spring 2004  ME371: Experimental Labs (4 credits)   Class enrollment: 32   Course evaluation: 3.9/5.0 
Fall 2003       ME657: Computational Fluid Dynamics (3 credits)   Class enrollment: 15   Course evaluation: 4.3/5.0 
 
B. Student Thesis Supervision 
Doctorate of Philosophy (in progress)
1. Jubiao Yang, “3-D modeling and simulations of human vocal folds”, 
o Started: August 2010
o DQE: September 2012
o Candidacy exam: September 2013 (expected)
o Dissertation completion: August 2014 (expected) Confidential
   
2. Eric Miller, “Streamlining computational technologies in modeling cardiovascular mechanics”, 
o Started: August 2012
o DQE: January 2013
o Candidacy exam: September 2014 (expected)
o Dissertation completion: August 2016 (expected)   
 
Doctorate of Philosophy (completed) 
1. Mickaël Gay (August 2003 – May 2007), “Numerical studies of fluid-structure interactions in biomechanical systems”, Ph.D. Dissertation, May 2007. 
2. Xingshi Wang (January 2008 - May 2012), “A finite element scheme for fully-coupled fluid-structure interactions and its application to human vocal folds vibration during phonation”, Ph.D. Dissertation, January 2012. 
3. Xin Yong (May 2008 – May 2012), “Non-equilibrium molecular simulations of simple fluid transport at fluid-solid interfaces and fluidic behaviors at nanoscale”, Ph.D. Dissertation, March 2012.
4. Chu Wang (August 2009 – August 2013), “Numerical modeling of three-phase (gasliquid-solid) flows with connectivity-free multi-fluid interface treatment and non-boundary-fitted techniques for fluid-structure interactions”, Ph.D. Dissertation, August 2013.  
Masters of Science (in progress)
N/A 
Masters of Science (completed) 
 1. Yili Gu (January 2007 – December 2007), “Numerical study for fluid-structure interactions using immersed finite element method”, Masters Thesis, December 2007. 
 2. Jianwei Sun (August 2004 – May 2007), “Temperature control algorithms in DCVGCMD simulations of hydrogen diffusion in palladium”, Masters Thesis, May 2007.
 3. Xiaodong Wang (August 2005 – June 2006), “Simulations of particles falling in a tube”, Masters Thesis, May 2007.
 4. Andy Weddle (June 2010 – May 2012), “CFD design and analysis on micro-air vehicles”, Masters Thesis, May 2012. 
 
C.   Course and Curriculum Development 
MANE 6720: Computational Fluid Dynamics
This course is offered to graduate students at all levels. It is newly developed to accommodate vast student interests in the MANE department and revamped after Prof. Ken Jansen’s departure. Due to high demand, it is targeted towards students who do not necessarily have finite element background, which is a major change from the CFD course that was taught previously. This course introduces the basic mathematical descriptions of physical phenomena, uses computer implementation of numerical methods such as control volume and finite difference to model, solve, and analyze fluid flows. Advanced topics in CFD are also introduced. The textbook used in this course is “Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow” by Suhas V. Patankar. This book has been used as a standard textbook over the past 3 centuries as the introduction and fundamentals of CFD. The objectives of the course include: learning governing equations, understanding the computational aspects in solving heat transfer and fluid problems; learning discretization methods; applying semi and fully-implicit schemes for steady and unsteady equations; and programming and numerically solve simple 1-D and 2-D flow fields.  
Bi-weekly homework is assigned to students throughout the semester. Nearly all homework includes mini-projects that require students to write small programs (in C, C++, Fortran, Matlab, or any programming language of the student’s choice). All the homework problems and mini-projects are closely tied to the class lecture and reading materials. Students can have hands-on experience in solving simple fluid problems and understanding in-depth the materials taught in class. A written in-class exam (mid-term) and 2 projects are given for the semester to ensure the students grasped the material.  

MANE 6961/4961: Bio-Fluid Mechanics
This course, offered to upper level undergraduate and graduate students, is developed to accommodate the rapid growing research interest in bio-mechanics and bio-fluid disciplines. This course introduces the fundamental circulatory bio-fluid mechanics and governing laws of physiological blood flows. It involves theoretical and numerical modeling of simple study cases and research in clinical applications. Key topics include blood rheology, blood flow in vessels, veins, and arteries, microcirculation, fluid in lungs, and computational models of bio-fluid systems. The basic materials are assembled from two books “Biofluid Mechanics” by K. B. Chandran, et al., and “Biomechanics: Circulation” by Y.C. Fung. Both authors are considered to be the leaders in the field. Advanced and up-to-date research articles that are relevant to course materials are also provided to the students and utilized throughout the course. These articles include research performed using experimental, computational, and theoretical techniques in both laboratory and clinical settings to provide students a broader exposure to real-world applications in bio-fluid mechanics. 
Weekly homework is assigned to the students as well as a research project to be completed by the end of the semester. A list of possible research projects are provided to the students, from which they may choose a topic that matches most closely to their current research.  The students use the knowledge that they learn throughout the course and any available tools provided on campus to complete their projects, which may involve theoretical, computational, and/or experimental approaches. Two exams are given during the semester to ensure the students have properly learned the fundamentals of the material.  

IV. PUBLICATIONS 
A. Book Chapters 
1. L.T. Zhang, Xingshi Wang and Chu Wang, “Advancements in the Immersed Finite Element Method and Bio-medical Applications”, Multiscale Simulations and Mechanics of Biological Materials, John Wiley & Sons Lt., in print, 2012
2. W.K. Liu, L.T. Zhang, E. Karpov, H. Kadowaki and H. Park, “Bridging Scale Particle and Finite Element Methods”, Multiscale Methods in Science and Engineering, Series: Meshfree Methods for Partial Differential Equations II, 43:271-290, ISBN: 978-3-54023027-7, 2005 3. W. K. Liu, Y. Liu, A. Gerstenberger, D. Farrell, L.T. Zhang and X. Wang, “Immersed Finite Element Method and Applications to Biological Systems”, Finite Element Methods: 1970’s and Beyond. Series: International Center for Numerical Methods and Engineering (CIMNE), 233-248, ISBN: 84-95999-49-8, 2004
4. L.T. Zhang, W.K. Liu, S. Li, D. Qian, and S. Hao, “Survey of Multi-Scale Meshfree Particle Methods”, Meshfree Methods for Partial Differential Equations, eds, Michael Griebel and Marc A. Schweitzer, Springer Lecture Notes on Computational Science and Engineering Series, 26: 441-458, ISBN: 978-3-540-43891-5, Spring, 2002; citation: 12 Book in Preparation
 L.T. Zhang, “Immersed methods for fluid-structure interactions”, Wiley 

B. Articles in Refereed Journals 

1. C. Wang and L.T. Zhang, “Computational algorithm to model three-phase (gas-liquidsolid) interactions”, submitted, Computational Mechanics, August 2013. 
2. C. Wang and L.T. Zhang, “Computational modeling of droplet impact and spreading on solid walls”, submitted, Computational Mechanics, August 2013. 
3. X. Yong and L.T. Zhang, “Toward generating low-friction nanoengineered surfaces with liquid-vapor interfaces”, accepted, Langmuir Letter, May 2013. 
4. L. T. Zhang, C. Wang and X. Wang, “A Review on the Mathematical Formulations of the Immersed Finite Element Method”, accepted, International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science, April 2013. Confidential
5. L. T. Zhang, C. Wang and X. Wang, “Modeling of coupled dynamics for fluid-structure interactions”, Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics (inaugural issue), accepted, April 2013.
6. L. T. Zhang, C. Wang and X. Wang, “The development and advances of the Immersed Finite Element Method”, accepted, Proceeding Volume from the AMS Special Session on Biological Fluid Dynamics: Modeling, Computations, and Applications, edited by Sarah Olson and Anita T. Layton, April 2013.
7. X. Wang and L. T. Zhang, “Modified immersed finite element method for soliddominated fully-coupled fluid-structure interactions”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, in print, Oct 2013.
8. X. Yong and L.T. Zhang, “Thermostats and thermostat strategies for molecular dynamics simulations of nanofluidics”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 138:084503, 2013.
9. C. Wang, X. Wang and L.T. Zhang, “Connectivity-free front tracking method for multiphase flows with free surfaces”, Journal of Computational Physics, 241:58-75, 2013. 
10. X. Yong and L.T. Zhang, “Slip in nanoscale shear flow: mechanisms of interfacial friction”, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 14:299-308, 2013; Citation: 2
11. X. Yong and L.T. Zhang, “Nanoscale simple-fluid behavior under steady shear”, Physical Review E, 85: 051202, 2012; Citation: 1
12. X. Wang, C. Wang and L.T. Zhang, “Parallelization of semi-implicit formulation of immersed finite element method”, Computational Mechanics, 49:421-430, 2012
13. X. Yong and L.T. Zhang, “Examining different NEMD methods in simulating nanoscale fluid at high shear rates”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part N, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, 224 (1-2):19-29, 2010
14. X. Yong and L.T. Zhang, “Investigating liquid-solid interfacial phenomena in a Couette flow at nanoscale”, Physical Review E, 82:056313, 2010; Citation: 7
15. X. Wang and L.T. Zhang, “Interpolation functions in the immersed boundary and finite element methods”, Computational Mechanics, 45(4):321-334, 2010; Citation: 7
16. X. Yong and L.T. Zhang, “Nanoscale wetting on groove-patterned surfaces”, Langmuir, 25(9):5045-5053, 2009; Citation: 28
17. S.X. Wang, L.T. Zhang, and W.K. Liu, “On computational issues of immersed finite element methods”, Journal of Computational Physics, 228(7): 2535-2551, 2009; citation 13
18. M. Gay and L.T. Zhang, “Numerical studies of healthy, stenosed, and stented coronary arteries”, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids, 61:453-472, 2009; Citation: 10
19. M. Gay and L.T. Zhang, “Numerical studies on fluid-structure interactions of stent deployment and stented arteries”, Engineering with Computers, 25(1): 61-72, 2009; Citation: 2 Confidential
20. L.T. Zhang and M. Gay, “Characterizing left atrial appendage functions in sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation using computational models”, Journal of Biomechanics, 41: 25152523, 2008; Citation: 9
21. L.T. Zhang, “Shear stress and shear-induced particle residence in stenosed blood vessels”, International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, 6(2):141-152, 2008
22. L.T. Zhang and M. Gay, “Imposing rigidity constraints on immersed objects in unsteady fluid flows”, Computational Mechanics, 42:357-370, 2008; Citation: 9
23. J. Sun and L.T. Zhang, “Temperature control algorithms in dual control volume-grand canonical molecular dynamics simulations of hydrogen diffusion in palladium”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 127(16): 164721, 2007; Citation: 1
24. L.T. Zhang and M. Gay, “Immersed Finite Element Method for fluid-structure interactions”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 23(6):839-857, 2007 (top 25 most downloaded papers in JFS 2007-2008); Citation: 15
25. M. Gay, L.T. Zhang, and W.K. Liu, “Angioplasty stent modeling using Immersed Finite Element Method”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 195:43584370, 2006; Citation: 15
26. W.K. Liu, Y. Liu, D. Farrell, L.T. Zhang, X. Wang, Y. Fukui, N. Patankar, Y. Zhang, C. Bajaj, J. Lee, J. Hong, X. Chen, and H. Hsu, “Immersed Finite Element Method and applications to biological systems”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 195:1722-1749, 2006 (One of ten most highly cited papers in CMAME from 2005-2008); Citation: 117
27. L.T. Zhang, A. Gerstenberger, X. Wang, W.K. Liu, “Immersed Finite Element Method”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 193:2051-2067, 2004; Citation: 203
28. Y. Liu, L.T. Zhang, X. Wang, and W.K. Liu, “Coupling of Navier –Stokes equations with protein molecular dynamics and its application to hemodynamics”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 46(12):1237-1252, 2004; Citation: 31
29. L.T. Zhang, G. Wagner and W.K. Liu, “Modeling and simulation of fluid structure interaction by meshfree and FEM”, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 19:615-621, 2003; Citation: 12
30. L.T. Zhang, G. Wagner and W.K. Liu, “A parallelized meshfree method with boundary enrichment for large-scale CFD”, Journal of Computational Physics, 176:483-506, 2002; Citation: 54

Articles in Preparation 

1. X. Wang, L.T. Zhang, and Michael Krane, “Immersed finite element simulation of fluidinduced oscillation of vocal folds”, in preparation Confidential
2. J. Yang, X. Wang and L.T. Zhang, “Flow Steadiness Analysis in Vocal Folds Simulations”, in preparation Confidential
   
C. Articles in Conference Proceedings († indicates presenter at the conference) 

Refereed Articles 

1. A. Weddle, S. Zaremski, L. T. Zhang, M. Amitay, “Control of laminar separation bubble using electro-actuated polymers”, 6th AIAA Flow Control Conference, 2012, 10.2514/6.2012-2682
2. J. Zhao, C. He, L. T. Zhang, H. Zhao, and P. Hu, “Coupled viscous vortex particle method and unstructured computational fluid dynamics solver for rotor aerodynamic interaction analysis”, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, AIAA 2011-1121, Orlando, FL, Jan. 2011, 10.2514/6.2011-1121
3. X. Wang† and L.T. Zhang, “Simulations of vocal folds using immersed finite element method”, International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, Nov. 2010
4. X. Yong† and L.T. Zhang, “Boundary condition and shear-induced structure change of dense fluid in simple nano-scale shear flows”, International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, Nov. 2010
5. G. Cusatis†, L. T. Zhang, D. Pelessone, “Computational analysis of blast-induced debris dynamics”, Military Aspects of Blast and Shock, International Symposium on Military Aspects of Blast and Shock, Jerusalem, Israel, Oct. 2010
6. L.T. Zhang† and X. Wang, “Fully coupled fluid-structure interaction simulations of vocal fold vibration”, 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering ASME Summer Meeting, Montreal, Aug. 2010
7. L.T. Zhang† and Jianwei Sun, “Study on gradient driven diffusion of hydrogen in palladium”, International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Boston, MA, Nov. 2008
8. L.T. Zhang†, “Numerical methods of fluid-structure interactions”, 3rd Asian -Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Kyoto, Japan, Dec. 2007 
9. L.T. Zhang† and M. Gay, “Numerical modeling of cardiovascular system”, 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Orlando, FL, Nov. 2005
10. L.T. Zhang†, “A fluid-structure interaction method using meshfree shape functions”, McMat Mechanics & Materials Conference, ASME/ASCE, Baton Rouge, Aug. 2005
11. L.T. Zhang†, “Nanoscale modeling and simulations of droplets on nano-patterned surfaces”, 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 2004
12. L.T. Zhang† and W. K. Liu, “Multiscale modeling of grain and grain boundary mechanics”, European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), Jyvaskyla, Finland, July 2004 Confidential
13. W.K. Liu†, S. Hao, F.J. Vernerey, H. Kadowaki, L.T. Zhang, Y. Liu, H. Park, “Multiscale methods and its applications to nano-mechanics and materials”, Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science, Macao, May 2003
14. W.K. Liu†, L.T. Zhang and A. Gerstenberger, “Immersed finite element method”, Finite Elements in Flow Problems 2003, Nagoya, Japan, May 2003
15. Y. Liu, W.K. Liu†, L.T. Zhang, R. Ruoff, “Nanotube fluidics”, Proceedings of 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 2002 
16. L.T. Zhang†, W.K. Liu and Y.L. Liu, “Molecular flow past a single-walled carbon nanotube”, Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Vienna, Austria, July 2002