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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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