Predicting and controlling the structure-property-processing relations in materials play important roles in designing advanced materials. With the recent progress in computing power, computational modeling has become very popular in studying these relations, which also enables design of new generation of materials in a faster pace.
Dr. Ning Zhang’s research interests include developing multiscale computational frameworks to predict nano- and microstructures and properties toward design advanced and multifunctional materials. She is particularly interested in studying dislocation migration, phase transformation, organic-inorganic interface interaction, and developing interatomic potentials for different materials. Her research involves biomaterials, shape memory ceramics/alloys, high entropy alloys, 2D materials, and hypersonic flight materials.
Her main research goal is to explore mechanics strategies for designing high performance, multifunctional, adaptive and “green” composite materials through multiscale computational approaches.