© 2018 Yu Zou

Principal Investigator

Yu Zou

Dean’s Spark Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science & Engineering (primary appointment)
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (cross-appointed)

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto

Office: PT 172A

Email: mse.zou at utoronto.ca

B.Eng. (Beihang University), M.Eng. (McGill University), Dr.Sc. (ETH Zurich), Postdoc (MIT)

(Google Scholar, Research Gate, LinkedinORCID).

Bio: Dr. Yu Zou joined the MSE Department at U of T as an Assistant Professor in January 2018, after working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT (with A. John Hart). He received his doctorate, master's, and bachelor degrees from ETH Zurich (with Ralph Spolenak), McGill University (with Jerzy Szpunar and Stephen Yue), and Beihang University (with Hua-Ming Wang), respectively, all in materials science and engineering. He was also a JSPS visiting scholar at Kyoto University (with Takayuki Kitamura). His research areas include physical metallurgy, nanomechanics, microstructural analysis, and metal additive manufacturing. At U of T, he has been awarded Connaught New Researcher Award (top-up funding), CFI-JELF award, NSERC Discovery and Engage Grants, OCE VIP Grant, and Dean’s Spark Professorship.

Postdoc Researchers

Hongze Wang


Dr.Sc. (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2016), Postdoctoral researcher (Osaka University, Sep. 2016 - Apr. 2018)

(Google Scholar, Research Gate)

Office: WB 144

Research Interests: Laser metal additive manufacturing, simulation

Hobbies: Running, Badminton

Graduate Students

Zhiying Liu


PhD Student

M.Sc. (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2018)

Office: WB 144

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, nanofabrication and nanomechanics, In-situ micro-mechanical tests and characterization

Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Photography

Michel Hache

Master's Student

B.Sc. (Queen’s University, 2018)

Office: PT177

Research Interests: Synthesis and mechanics of nanocrystalline alloys

Hobbies: Sports, Travelling

Linghao Du

Master's Student

B.Eng. (South China University of Technology, 2018)

Office: MB 75

Research Interests: materials for nano-robotics, laser metal additive manufacturing

Hobbies: Hiking, Photography

Haokun Sun

Master's Student

B.Eng. (University of Toronto, 2018)

Office: WB144

Research Interests: Powder recycling for Selective Laser Sintering

Hobbies: Music, Travelling

JiaXi (Cecilia) Wang

Master's Student

B.Eng. (University of Toronto, 2018)

Research Interests: Mechanics of Bones and Bio-implants

Hobbies: Movies, Travelling, Photographing

Visiting Scholars and Students

Yujian Wang

Visiting PhD Student from Northwestern Polytechnical University

Office: WB144

Research Interests: Computational materials science at mesoscale,  Phase-field and mathematical modeling of microstructure evolution

Hobbies: Reading, Swimming, Table tennis, Badminton, Guitar

Lianbo Wang

Visiting PhD Student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Office: PT177

Research Interests: Ceramic or metal particles reinforced Ni based composite coating Measuring residual stresses of Ni based composite coatings by X-ray stress analyzer

Hobbies: Reading, Basketball, Swimming, Running

Jan Truijen

Visiting Master's Student from Eindhoven University of Technology

Office: WB 144

Research Interests: FEM simulation and mechanics of materials

Hobbies: Football, Competitive swimming, Learning new things, With children

Undergraduate Students

Heyu Liu (MSE UofT) 2018/2019

Qiaofeng Zhang (MSE UofT) 2018/2019

Ruibin Wang (MSE UofT) 2018/2019

Chen Ru Tsai (MSE UofT) 2018/2019

Jiankai Xiao (MSE Beihang) 2018