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Zhenhua Tian

Assistant Professor
  • Focus Area: Dynamics, Vibrations, and Acoustics
Zhenhua Tian
145 Durham Hall
Blacksburg, VA

Research Interests:

  • Acoustic Tweezers for Manipulating Cells and Particles, Assembling Nanomaterials, and Bioprinting
  • Acoustofluidics for Analyzing Bioparticle Properties, Enriching Bioparticles, and Delivering DNA and Nanomaterials into Cells
  • Acoustic, Mechanical, and Piezoelectric¬†Metamaterials
  • Ultrasonic Phased Arrays, Laser Ultrasonics, and Focused Ultrasound
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Nondestructive Evaluation

Dr. Tian's research can be found on Google Scholar.

  • 2019-2022: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  • 2016-2019: Postdoc, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 2016: Postdoc, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • 2024 National Science Foundation¬†Career Award
  • 2024 Dean's Awards for Excellence: Outstanding New Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2015: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • 2008: BS, School of Energy Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric and Power University, Beijing, China