Zhu Mao received his B.S in 2002 from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and then participated in the Tsinghua Automotive Engineering Institute as a research engineer. He took a research student position in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2004 and got his M.S. and Ph.D. in 2008 and 2012 respectively, both from University of California, San Diego.
Zhu is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Structural Engineering at University of California, San Diego. Funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), his research interests include system identification methodologies and uncertainty quantification applied onto structural shape reconstructing, structural damage detection and health monitoring. Being sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), his current research is concerned with Bayesian model selection and optimization in structural modeling and analysis, specifically focused on structural health monitoring and damage prognosis.
He is also the winner of 2011 D. J. DeMichele Scholarship Award from the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM).