Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Zuo is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has over 15 years of research experience in modeling the mechanical response of materials, including energetic materials (high explosives and solid propellants). Prior to joining UAHuntsville in 2006, he spent 7 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory working on modeling of materials under dynamic conditions (high-velocity impact). With his research collaborators, Dr. Zuo has developed several advanced models for deformation, damage, and failure of materials for high-rate applications. Some of them have been implemented in the analysis codes (Abaqus, EPIC) and are used in a wide range of applications. His current research interests include computational modelling of damage in brittle/quasi-brittle materials (explosives, solid propellants, concrete, and glasses) under dynamic loading via a statistical consideration of defects (microcracks) in the materials.