Dong Qian

Professor - Mechanical Engineering
Associate Department Head (Graduate Program)
 
972-883-4890
ECSW 4.355F
Tags: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University - 2002
M.S. - Civil Engineering
University of Missouri- Columbia - 1998
B.S. - Bridge Engineering
Tongji University, Shanghai, China - 1994

Research Areas

Short Bio and Research Interests
 Dr. Dong Qian is a 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) and was promoted to Full Professor in 2015. Dr. Qian was appointed associate department head of Mechanical Engineering in 2019 and is responsible for the graduate program.

 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.

Publications

F. Cantos-Prieto, A. Falin, M. Alliati, D. Qian, R. Zhang, T. Tao, M. R. Barnett, E. J. G. Santos, L. H. Li, and E. Navarro-Moratalla, "Layer-Dependent Mechanical Properties and Enhanced Plasticity in the Van der Waals Chromium Trihalide Magnets," Nano Letters, vol. 21, pp. 3379-3385, 2021/04/28 2021.  2021 - Publication
Y. Wang, R. Morsali, Z. Dai, M. Minary-Jolandan, and D. Qian, "Computational Nanomechanics of Noncollagenous Interfibrillar Interface in Bone," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 12, pp. 25363-25373, 2020/06/03 2020.  2020 - Publication
Y. Dou, Z.-P. Wang, W. He, T. Jia, Z. Liu, P. Sun, K. Wen, E. Gao, X. Zhou, X. Hu, J. Li, S. Fang, D. Qian, and Z. Liu, "Artificial spider silk from ion-doped and twisted core-sheath hydrogel fibres," Nature Communications, vol. 10, p. 5293, 2019/11/22 2019.  2019 - Publication
M. I. Hatamleh, J. Mahadevan, A. Malik, D. Qian, and R. Kovacevic, "Prediction of Residual Stress Random Fields for Selective Laser Melted A357 Aluminum Alloy Subjected to Laser Shock Peening," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 141, 2019.  2019 - Publication
T. Jia, Y. Wang, Y. Dou, Y. Li, M. Jung de Andrade, R. Wang, S. Fang, J. Li, Z. Yu, R. Qiao, Z. Liu, Y. Cheng, Y. Su, M. Minary-Jolandan, R. H. Baughman, D. Qian, and Z. Liu, "Moisture Sensitive Smart Yarns and Textiles from Self-Balanced Silk Fiber Muscles," Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 29, p. 1808241, 2019/05/01 2019.  2019 - Publication
R. Morsali, Z. Dai, Y. Wang, D. Qian, and M. Minary-Jolandan, "Deformation Mechanisms of “Two-Part” Natural Adhesive in Bone Interfibrillar Nano-Interfaces," ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, vol. 5, pp. 5916-5924, 2019/11/11 2019.  2019 - Publication
J. Mu, M. Jung de Andrade, S. Fang, X. Wang, E. Gao, N. Li, S. H. Kim, H. Wang, C. Hou, Q. Zhang, M. Zhu, D. Qian, H. Lu, D. Kongahage, S. Talebian, J. Foroughi, G. Spinks, H. Kim, T. H. Ware, H. J. Sim, D. Y. Lee, Y. Jang, S. J. Kim, and R. H. Baughman, "Sheath-run artificial muscles," Science, vol. 365, pp. 150-155, 2019.  2019 - Publication
R. Zhang, S. Naboulsi, T. Eason, and D. Qian, "A high-performance multiscale space-time approach to high cycle fatigue simulation based on hybrid CPU/GPU computing," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, vol. 166, p. 103320, 2019/11/15/ 2019.  2019 - Publication
M. R. Karim, X. Li, P. Kang, J. Randrianalisoa, D. Ranathunga, S. Nielsen, Z. Qin, and D. Qian, "Ultrafast Pulsed Laser Induced Nanocrystal Transformation in Colloidal Plasmonic Vesicles," Advanced Optical Materials, vol. 6, p. 1800726, 2018.  2018 - Publication
C. Nicely, S. Tang, and D. Qian, "Nonlocal matching boundary conditions for non-ordinary peridynamics with correspondence material model," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 338, pp. 463-490, 2018/08/15/ 2018.  2018 - Publication

Appointments

Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2015–2021]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2012–2015]
Associate Professor
University of Cincinnati [2008–2012]
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati [2002–2008]
Teaching and Research Assistant
Northwestern University [1998–2002]
Research Assistant
University of Missouri-Columbia [1996–1998]
Research Assistant
Tongji University [1994–1996]

Additional Information

Teaching and Research Interests
Research Interests:
  •  Machine learning, data-drive computation
  • Computational solid mechanics, multiscale modeling and simulation techniques.
  • Mechanics and mechanical application of multifunctional materials in energy- and bio-related applications.
  • Meshfree and particle methods, linear and nonlinear finite element methods.
  • Surface engineering, fatigue life analysis, residual stress engineering.
  • Nanomechanics and nanostructured materials.
  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.
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)
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.