Dr. Zhang recently joined the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah as a tenure-track assistant professor. He is also a core faculty member of the University of Utah Robotics Center. He earned his PhD degree and obtained his postdoc training from the ROAR Lab. He received his M.S. and B.E. degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering, from University of Massachusetts Amherst and Dalian University of Technology.
His research interest is broad, spanning design and control of wearable robots, assistive technology, sensorimotor and rehabilitation, and robot learning. Famous for his work in head-neck rehabilitation and robotic training for animals, he currently directs the Utah Wearable Robotics (UWR) Laboratory at the University of Utah.