Welcome to the website of Dr. Zhangxian Yuan’s Research Group in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Our research interests lie primarily in the broad areas of structural mechanics, with a focus on developing theoretical models and computational techniques to analyze and understand the mechanical behavior of advanced structures in order to design novel structures for extreme conditions.

Fully funded Ph.D. positions are available. We are constantly looking for highly passionate and self-motivated undergraduates, graduate students, postdoc, and visiting scholars to join our research group. Interested individuals please feel free to contact Dr. Yuan at zyuan2@wpi.edu.