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Ph.D. University of California San Diego, 2012
M.S. University of California San Diego, 2008
B.S. Tsinghua University, 2002

Dr. Zhu Mao joined WPI as an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department in 2021, and before that, he was on the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 2015. His research interests include dynamics and vibration, intelligent systems, noncontact sensing and computer vision, signal processing and machine learning, uncertainty quantification, and condition-based monitoring for a variety of applications. He has published over 120 papers on journals and conference proceedings, and was the Chair of Technical Division on Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification at the Society for Experimental Mechanics. He is currently serving on the Advisory Board of the International Modal Analysis Conference, and on the Editorial Boards of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing and Experimental Techniques. His research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and National Laboratories and other industry partners. He has been teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.

Professional Highlights & Honors
Dominick J. DeMichele Scholarship Award, 2011
Society for Experimental Mechanics
Honorary Member, 2018
Pi Tau Sigma
AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award, 2018
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research
SAGE Publishing Young Engineers Lecture Award, 2019
Society for Experimental Mechanics
Best Paper Award - 2nd Place, 2021
Computer Vision and Laser Vibrometry Technical Division of SEM
Teaching Excellence Award, 2021
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Senior Member, 2022
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
James W. Dally Young Investigator Award, 2023
Society for Experimental Mechanics
James Nichols Heald Research Award, 2023
MME Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute