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Pu Zhang

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Pu Zhang received his BS (2008) in Engineering Mechanics and MS (2011) in Solid Mechanics at Hunan University in China. He was awarded a PhD degree (2015) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh where he conducted research on biomimetic materials, lattice materials, and additive manufacturing. After obtaining his PhD, he was appointed as a postdoctoral research associate (2016-2017) at University of Manchester to explore tunable metamaterials. Zhang joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University in Jan. 2018 where he directs the Mechanics of Structured Materials Laboratory. His current research interest falls into the area of material modelling and design for additive manufacturing.

Lab Website

Mechanics of Structure Materials Laboratory

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  • BS, Hunan University
  • MS, Hunan University
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

  • Advanced composites
  • Mechanical metamaterials
  • Mechanics of additive manufactured materials
  • Constitutive modeling