Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Zhou Kun

Programme Director, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
Deputy Director, Environmental Process Modelling Centre
Associate Professor

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 5499
Office: N3-02c-82

  • PhD Nanyang Technological University 2006
  • MS (MechEng) Tsinghua University 2001
  • BS (MechEng) Tsinghua University 1998
Dr. Zhou is an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests focus on micro/nano mechanics of materials and structures, novel computational methods for modeling material behavior, and sustainable energy and green technologies. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA from 2007 to 2010. He was a Visiting Scholar at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA in the summer of 2013.

He has published over 200 papers in refereed journals including Progress in Materials Science, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, JMPS, CMAME and IJNME. He serves as an Editor of Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics, an Associate Editor of Mechanics Research Communications, and an Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Applied Mechanics, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Polymers, Virtual and Physical Prototyping, Materials Physics and Mechanics, and Scientific Reports. He also serves on the Elasticity Technical Committee of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Research Interests
— First-principles calculation and atomistic simulation
— Synthesis, characterization and modeling of nanomaterials
— Material reliability and sustainability (fatigue, wear and corrosion)
— Contact mechanics and tribology
— 3D printing
— Energy and environmental technologies
Current Projects
  • 3D Physical Failure Analysis and Characterization for Microelectronic Packaging
  • Additive Manufacturing for Polymer Parts
  • Analysis of intermittent contact failure in IC packaging for energy and environmental applications
  • Atomistic simulation of aluminum alloys for high strength and deformability (PO#4518022585)
  • DG-TISE: Flexible Distributed Generation using Tidal In-Stream Energy System for Remote Island Applications
  • DNV GL Pte Ltd Contribution - Modelling Fracture Initiation and Arrest in Weldments Containing Local Brittle Zones for Maritime Applications
  • Development of 3D Printable Polymer Composites for Automotive Applications
  • Development of hierarchical load-bearing biological materials for superior dynamic behaviors
  • Efficient Low Flow Wind Turbine
  • Electrical & Thermal Measurement at Front-of-line Interconnections for Energy and Environmental Applications
  • Grain Boundary Segregations in Bulk Nanocrystalline AI for Improvement of Its Mechanical Properties
  • Modelling Fracture Initiation and Arrest in Weldments Containing Local Brittle Zones for Maritime Applications
  • Modelling and Characterization of Lubrication Behaviours of Offshore WInd Turbine
  • New Materials for Additive Manufacturing
  • Research on carbon fiber reinforced polyamide 12 composites fabricated by selective laser sintering
Selected Publications
  • Biao Li, Xueling Fan, Tiejun Wang, and Kun Zhou. (2018). Interfacial fracture behavior of double-ceramic-layer thermal barrier coating system with segmented structure. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 201, 13-28.
  • Xiaocong Tian, Jun Jin, Shangqin Yuan, Chee Kai Chua, Shu Beng Tor, and Kun Zhou. (2017). Emerging 3D-printed electrochemical energy storage devices: a critical review. Advanced Energy Materials, , DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201700127.
  • Olivier Cometto, Majid K Samani, Bo Liu, Shuangxi Sun, Siu Hon Tsang, Johan Liu, Kun Zhou, Edwin HT Teo. (2017). Control of Nanoplane Orientation in voBN for High Thermal Anisotropy in a Dielectric Thin Film: A New Solution for Thermal Hotspot Mitigation in Electronics. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, .
  • Zhou, K., Chen, Z. X., Hoh, H. J.(2015). Characterization of Coating Adhesion Strength. In Sam Zhang Shanyong(Ed), Toughening and Toughness Characterization of Films and CoatingsCRC Press.
  • Annamdas VGM, Chew Y, Pang JHL, Hoh HJ, Zhou K, Song B. (2014). Fatigue Growth Analysis of Pre Induced Surface Defects Using Piezoelectric Wafer Based Impedance Method and Digital Image Correlation System. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 33(3), 413-426.

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