Dr. Zhenhai Xia - Biography

Education
1987 - 1990  PhD. in Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University
1984 - 1987  M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University
1980 - 1984  B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology

Experiences
2011 - present  Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
                         University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2010 - 2011     Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of
                        Akron, Akron, OH
2006 - 2009     Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of
                        Akron, Akron, OH
2000 - 2006     Senior Research Scientist, Solid Mechanics, Division of Engineering, Brown
                        University, Providence, RI
1997 - 1999     Visiting Scientist/Alexandar von Humboldt Scholar, Institute of Materials
                        Research, German Aerospace Center, Cologne, Germany
1990 - 1999     Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor, Department of
                        Materials Science and Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin,
                        China
1993 - 1995     Associate Director of Graduate School, Hebei University of Technology, China
1995 - 1998     Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hebei
                        University of Technology, Tianjin, China

Professional Affiliation
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Member, Materials Research Society (MRS)
Member, American Society of Composite Materials
Member, Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

Awards & Honors
Humboldt Research Fellowship Award, 1997
Hebei Provence Young Investigator Award, 1996
Distinguished Teaching Award, Tianjin  Education Association of China, 1996
Tianjin Young Investigator Award, 1995
Top Ten Distinguished Young Educators, Hebei Education Committee, 1995
Northwestern Polytechnic University Graduate Fellowship Award, 1984 - 1990
Hefei University Technology  Fellowship Award, 1980 -1984