© Yu Zhang | 2018.
Yu Zhang
 

Born in 1992 in Yunnan, China

Lives & works in Zurich, Switzerland

yuzhang@ethz.ch

Education

 

2018- Present  ETH Zurich

                           Doctor of Philosophy/ Ph.D.

 

2015 - 2017      Massachusetts Institute of Technology

                           Master of Science/ S.M.

                           G.P.A.: 5.0/ 5.0 

 

2011 - 2015      Southwest Jiaotong University

                           Bachelor of Engineering

                           G.P.A.: 3.9/ 4.0

 

 

Experience

 

2018.04 - 2018.07  ENGIE Lab CHINA

                                 Research Associate

2017.08 - 2017.12  Disney Research CHINA

                                 Research Associate

2015.09 - 2017.06  Digital Structures Group, MIT

                                 Research Assistant

2017.1                      Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

                                  Intern of Women's Initiative Program

2016.09 - 2016.12  Singapore Univ. of Tech. and Design

                                  Instructor/ Visiting Fellow

2014.06 - 2014.08   China Railway Eryuan Eng.Grp. Co. Ltd.

                                  Intern

 

 

Publications

 

Zhang, Y. and Mueller, C., “Shear Wall Layout Optimization for Conceptual Design of Tall Buildings”, Engineering Structures, 2017; 140; 225-240.

 
Grants & Awards

 

2016 - 2017 MIT-SUTD Graduate Fellowship

2016             Bill Mitchell Design Award

2011 - 2015 Excellent Student of School of Civil Engineering

2011 - 2014 National Scholarship (3 consecutive years)

2011 - 2014 Distinction Scholarship (5 consecutive semesters)

2011 - 2014 Pivot of Merit Student (3 consecutive years)

 

 

Skills

 

Modeling:          

Rhino, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator

Structural Analysis:

SAP2000, GSA, MIDAS, ANSYS

Programming:

Python, Matlab, Julia, Grasshopper, R
Languages:     

English, Chinese (Mandarin)