Kai Zhou

Kai Zhou


  • Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • MS, Automotive Engineering, Chongqing University
  • BS, Automotive Engineering, Chongqing University


Kai Zhou received the BS and MS degrees in Automotive Engineering from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He obtained the PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Connecticut in 2015. After graduation, he worked as a research engineer at Bentley Systems and then joined University of Connecticut as a postdoctoral researcher. His current research interests include the physics-guided data-driven computational intelligence for structural health monitoring, uncertainty quantification and design optimization of structural dynamic system and manufacturing processes, and smart structures and sensing. 

Research Interests

  • Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Structural Health Monitoring, Prognosis and Diagnosis
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Design Optimization
  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics