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Dong Qian
Associate Professor-Mechanical Engineering
Office MailstopMail Box: EC38, Room No.: ECN 3.206 
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Keywords Computational mechanics, multiscale methods and applications, surface engineering.   
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Mechanical EngineeringNorthwestern University2002
 M.S.Civil EngineeringUniversity of Missouri- Columbia1998
 B.S.Bridge EngineeringTongji University, Shanghai, China1994
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Short Bio and Research Interests

Dr. Dong Qian is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He obtained his BS degree in Bridge Engineering in 1994 from Tongji University in China. He came to US in 1996 and obtained M.S. degree in civil engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998. He continued his study at Northwestern University from 1998 and received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 2002.  Shortly after his graduation, he was hired as an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. In 2008, he was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure and served as the Director of Graduate Studies from 2010. In the Fall of 2012, he joined the mechanical engineering department at the University of Texas at Dallas as an associate professor (tenured).

Dr. Qian is a member of the US association for computational mechanics and ASME.

His research interests include: 

  1. Nonlinear finite element and meshfree methods and applications to stress and failure analysis
  2. Fatigue and life prediction.
  3. Surface engineering, residual stress analysis. Modeling and simulation of manufacturing process (peening, forming, etc.)
  4. Modeling and simulation of nanostructured materials with focus on mechanical properties and multiphysics coupling mechanisms.
  5. Multiscale methods that seek to bridge the gaps in spatial or temporal scales.
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Li, S. and D. Qian eds, “Multiscale Simulations and Mechanics of Biological Materials”, Wiley, 2013. 470p.
Yao, J., G. R. Liu, D. Qian, C.-L. Chen, and X. Xu, "A moving-mesh gradient smoothing method for compressible CFD problems," Mathematical models and methods in applied sciences, vol. 23, pp. 273-305, 2013.
Peer reviewed
Qian, D. and S. Chirputkar, “Concurrent approach to lattice dynamics based on extended space-time finite element method” in Handbook of Micromechanics and Nanomechanics, ed. By S. Li and X-L Gao, Pan Stanford Publishing (2013)
Book chapters
Bhamare, S., S.R. Mannava, D. Kirschman, V. K. Vasudevan, and D. Qian, “Design of dynamic and fatigue strength enhanced orthopedic implants” in Multiscale Simulations and Mechanics of Biological Materials, ed. By S. Li and D. Qian, West Sussex (UK): Wiley (2013)
Book chapters
Gill, A. S., Z. Zhou, U. Lienert, J. Almer, D. F. Lahrman, S. R. Mannava, D. Qian, and V. K. Vasudevan, "High spatial resolution, high energy synchrotron x-ray diffraction characterization of residual strains and stresses in laser shock peened Inconel 718SPF alloy," Journal Of Applied Physics, vol. 111, Apr 15 2012.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
09/2012-presentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Mechanical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
09/2008-07/2010Associate ProfessorDepartment of Mechanical Engineering University of Cincinnati
09/2002-08/2008Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Mechanical Engineering University of Cincinnati
09/1998-08/2002Teaching and Research AssistantDepartment of Mechanical Engineering Northwestern University
09/1996-08/1998Research AssistantDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Missouri-Columbia
09/1994-08/1996Research AssistantDepartment of Bridge Engineering Tongji University
07/2012-08/2012Associate ProfessorSchool of Dynamic Systems University of Cincinnati
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Honors and Awards
  • University of Cincinnati College of Engineering Distinguished Researcher Award (2012)
  • ICACM Young Investigator (awarded at 3rd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics) (2011)
  • ASEE Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship (2012, 2011, 2008, 2006, competitively reviewed)
  • Summer Faculty Scholar, Peking University (2010)Qian-CV-2013 1
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Researcher Award (2010)
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Research Lab (2009, 2010)
  • Nominated for University of Cincinnati Sigma-Xi Research Recognition Award (2009)
  • Nominated for College of Engineering Wandmacher Teaching Award (2009)
  • College of Engineering Research Award for Junior Faculty (2008)
  • National Science Foundation Summer Institute Travel Fellowship (2003,2004,2005)
  • Sixth World Congress on Computational Mechanics Travel Award (2004)
  • Invited member of the US delegation to attend US-China Workshop on multiscale modelbased simulation in mechanics and materials engineering (2004)
  • Seventh US Congress on Computational Mechanics Travel Fellowship (2003)
  • Second MIT Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics Conference Fellowship (2003)
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship (2001-2002)
  • Tull Fellowship (2000-2001)

Teaching and Research Interests
Research Interests:
  • Computational solid mechanics, multiscale modeling and simulation techniques.
  • Mechanics and mechanical application of multifunctional materials in energy- and biorelated applications.
  • Meshfree and particle methods, Linear and nonlinear finite element methods.
  • Surface engineering, fatigue life analysis, residual stress engineering
  • Biomedical implant
Teaching Interests:
  • Introductory courses in theoretical and applied mechanics (Statics, Dynamics and Mechanics of Materials).
  • Continuum mechanics, constitutive modeling of materials (Elasticity, Plasticity and Damage theory with computational implementations).
  • Atomistic simulation methods including molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo methods and quantum mechanical approaches.
  • Meshfree and particle methods, linear and nonlinear finite element methods.
  • Multiscale and multiphysics methods.

Service and Professional Activities


a. Membership in Honorary/Professional Societies
  •  USACM (U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics): Member since 2003. 
  •  ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering): Member since 2008.
b. Editorial/Review Board Member and Conference Symposium/Session Organizer/Chair
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Computational Mechanics, 2012-.
  • Co-organizer of the symposium in multiscale multiphysics modeling of materials as part of the ASME IMECE conference 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • Co-organizer of the10th US congress on Computational Mechanics held in Columbus, Ohio in 2009.
  • Guest Editor for special issue of International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering on “Advances in Multiscale and Multiphysics methods”, 2009.
  • Guest Editor for special issue of Computational Mechanics on “Multiscale Methods and Applications to Nano- and Bio- Mechanics and Materials”, 2008.
  • Guest Editor for special issue of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering(CMAME) on “Multiple scale methods for nanoscale mechanics and materials”, 2004.
  • Main organizer of the symposium on “Multiscale Method and Application to Nano- and Bio- Mechanics (4 sessions)”, 9th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Francisco, CA, July 22-26, 2007.
  • Main organizer of the symposium on “Multiscale Nano- and Bio- Mechanics and Materials” (8 sessions), 7th World Congress in Computational Mechanics, LA, USA, July 16-22, 2006.
  • Main organizer of the symposium on “Multiple Scale Analysis and its Application to Nanoscale Mechanics and Materials” (9 sessions), 8th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin, TX, July 24-28, 2005.
  • Main organizer of the symposium on “Computational Nano mechanics and Materials” (7 sessions), 6th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Beijing, China, September 5-10, 2004.
  • Main organizer of the symposium on “Multiple Scale Analysis and its Application to Nanoscale Mechanics and Materials” (5 sessions), 7th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Albuquerque, NM, July 27-31, 2003.
  • Reviewer of the NSF NIRT program, 2005.
  • Reviewer of NSF unsolicited program, CMMI, 2007, 2010, 2011.
c. Reviewer of Papers for Technical Journals (2002-Present)
  • ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology
  • Applied Physics Letter
  • Physical Review B
  • Nanotechnology
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Composite Science and Technology
  • International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and EngineeringQian-CV-2013 19
  • Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter
  • Computational Mechanics

d. Service in the University

At the University of Texas at Dallas

  • Member of the Faculty Search Committee in Mechanical Engineering Department.

At the University of Cincinnati

  • Director of Graduate Study for Mechanical Engineering program
  • Responsible for graduate student recruiting, admission, orientation, awarding of fellowships and assignment to academic advisors.
  • Review of student’s program of study, credit hour requirement and certify for degrees and graduation.
  • Coordinate graduate seminars and qualifying exams for Ph.D. students.
  • University Research Council subcommittee on physical science and engineering (2005-2008)
  • Review internal proposals for various research programs and provide recommendations for funding.

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