TZOU, Hornsen (H.S.)

TZOU, Hornsen (H.S.)

Director of Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Flexoelectric Sensing and Vibration Control
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Prof. Hornsen (HS) TZOU is the Director of Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in College of Aerospace Engineering at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (09/2015-…), an ASME Fellow (1996), Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky, the 1st--round Fellow of the Thousand-Talent Program of China (2008), a Chair-Professor (03/2016-06/2019) at Zhejiang University, etc. He was among the pioneers in “smart structures and structronic systems” starting in 1980’s. His research and teaching interests encompass multi-functional smart structures and structronic systems, distributed control of hybrid smart structures, design and precision actuation of biomedical devices and tools, etc. He worked at IBM, Wright Laboratory (Flight Dynamics), the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Kanagawa, Japan), Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan), the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg and German Aerospace Research Establishment (Braunschweig, Germany), Amway Research R&D, Tokyo Institute of Technology, NASA-Levis, Harbin Institute of Technology, N.Taiwan University, etc. Dr. Tzou has won six paper awards (including ASME and AIAA Best Paper Awards), six ASME Outstanding Service Awards and three NASA Class-1 New Technology Disclosure Awards, etc. He has over 500 technical publications and was named “One of the Most Cited Authors” in Journal of Sound and Vibration in 2006, “2011 top-ten cited paper” in Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 2014-2020 Elsevier’s one of “the most cited researchers in Mechanical Engineering” in China, etc. He authored Piezoelectric Shells (Sensing, Energy Harvesting and Distributed Control), Distributed Control of Nonlinear Shells and Design of Smart Structures, Devices and Structronic Systems, and edited seven other books and several ASME conference proceedings. He was the Chair of ASME Board on Technical Knowledge Dissemination (BTKD), an Executive Member of Technical Communities Operating Board and Chair of ASME Interdisciplinary Councils, a founding member of the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Committee, etc.

Go Back