Yu (Michael) Zhong, PhD
Dr. Yu (Michael) Zhong Joined the MME department as an Assistant Professor in August, 2013. After obtaining his M.S. degree from Sichuan University, China in 2000, he went to the Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2005. After a couple of months worked as Research Associate, Dr. Zhong joined Saint-Gobain (a fortune 200 company) and had worked as a senior internal technical consultant at NWRDC at Northborough, MA for eight years. He was in charge of all the researches in North America related to the application of thermodynamics and kinetics to various ceramics projects. His current research focuses on the Integrated Materials and Process Design, which is to combine the efforts of theoretical understanding and experimental verification to accelerate the development of new materials. Dr. Zhong has authored more than 18 peer reviewed journal papers. During the career in Saint-Gobain, he has authored more than 30 internal technical reports, 16 invention disclosures, and 2 patents. He has been the reviewer for more than 10 international journals. He is the recipient of the Nomination Award of the Ilya Prigogine Prize of Thermodynamics and also serves as the committee member for ASM Alloy Phase diagram.