Yue Zhang received her Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from North Carolina State University and her B.S. degrees in math and physics from University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She has extensive research experience in the tire industry developing and validating models and simulations of physical problems to improve material and structural designs.
Zhang’s research interests include modeling and simulation of biological and physical problems as well as mathematical optimization. Her past and current work include modeling with partial differential equations on size-structured population models and mechanical devices; simulating coupled thermal-mechanical and acoustic-structural with finite element methods for polymer and smart materials; and scientific visualization of tensors to improve material modeling in continuum mechanics.