Post-doc Shangyan Zou in AerE guest seminar September 13

Shangyan Zou
Shangyan Zou

A new post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Aerospace Engineering will be the department’s next guest seminar lecturer September 13.

Dr. Shangyan Zou will present “Optimal Control of Wave Energy Converters” at 2:10 p.m., 1235 Howe. Zou’s research interests include optimal control of wave energy converters and space trajectory optimization.

Zou has come to Iowa State University from Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) where he received an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from that school’s Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China. At Michigan Tech he worked with Dr. Ossama Abdelkhalik, who recently joined the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering as an associate professor.

Zou’s abstract and more information is available here.

Post-Doctoral Position

Post-Doctoral Position in Experimental Phase Transitions and Plasticity Under High Pressure

Post-doctoral position at Iowa State University is available starting Summer/Fall 2019 to perform experimental research on coupled plastic flow, phase transformations, and other structural changes under high pressure and torsion of a sample in rotational diamond anvil cell. Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale is desired. Close collaboration with theoretical / computational collaborators and with Ames Laboratory of DoE is expected. Please email your application to Prof. Valery Levitas vlevitas@iastate.edu.

Aerospace Engineering Hours

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