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Zheng-Dong Ma

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Research Scientist Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

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Ph.D., Kyoto University, 1989
M.S., Jilin University of Technology, 1984
B.S., Jilin University of Technology, 1981

Research Interests

Computational mechanics including flexible multibody dynamics, structural optimization, structural dynamics and structural acoustics; development of numerical tools for the evaluation and analysis of rattle noise.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009
  • Outstanding Research Scientist Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004 - 2005
  • Best Paper Award (with Professors Noboru Kikuchi and Christophe Pierre), Vehicle Design Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003
  • Best Paper Award, Japan Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics, 1995
  • Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1991
  • Best Paper Award, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1991
  • Sawaragi Merit Award, Japan Association of Automatic Control, 1988
  • Excellent Thesis Award, Jilin Province, P.R. China, 1987

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