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Zheng-Dong Ma

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Zheng-Dong Ma

Research Scientist Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
G044 AL (W.E. Lay Auto Lab)
1231 Beal
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133
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Phone: (734) 764-8481
Fax: 734764-4256

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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.

Major Funding Sources

US Army/TACOM; Ford; TRW

Honors and 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