Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Dallas, 2023
  • M.S., Materials Science, Missouri State University, 2018
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Zhengzhou University, 2015
Professional Honors
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Department of Physics Astronomy and Materials Science, Missouri State University 2018
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – Member

Dr. Bian has an interdisciplinary background in mechanical and materials engineering and specializes in the mechanics of materials, material characterization, fracture, and fatigue behavior of various types of materials. Dr. Bian has extensive experience in the mechanical testing of materials including, but not limited to, carbon fiber, rubber, engineered plastics, composites, ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC), and additively manufactured metals. During his doctoral research, Dr. Bian also developed a novel material composition for wind turbine blades which allowed for utilizing current industry manufacturing processes. The novel material composition reduced the weight of wind turbine blades and resulted in improved service life, effectively reducing the environmental impact. He also has experience with the design and validation of wind turbine towers utilizing finite element analysis.

Dr. Bian has extensive experience in vacuum-assisted resin infusion molding (VARIM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) fractography, micro-computed tomography (μCT), and digital image correlation (DIC). In addition, he also has experience in determining the residual stress of additively manufactured metals by nanoindentation, extrusion of polymer fiber by twin-screw extruder, injection molding of engineering plastics, design of experiments, and data analysis. He also has experience with time-dependent materials.

Dr. Bian received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. His doctoral research focused on enhancing the mechanical properties of fiber-reinforced composites using nanofillers and the evaluation of their fracture and fatigue behavior. The research demonstrated that significant increase in fracture toughness and fatigue life for fiber reinforced composites was achieved at a negligible weight gain. Dr. Bian also served as a Teaching Assistant in the Mechanics of Materials Laboratory class at the University of Texas at Dallas; he supervised teams of undergraduate students on how to design experiments for mechanical testing of various materials.