Congratulations to Professor Yu Zou who was recently awarded with one of this year’s Province of Ontario’s Early Researcher Awards. The goal of the Early Researcher Award is to help early career researchers build their research teams. Funded by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Sciences, the Early Researcher Award provides five years of research funding to exceptional scholars whose research is poised to make an impact on Ontario’s social, cultural and/or economic future.
Dr. Yu Zou joined the MSE Department at U of T as an Assistant Professor in January 2018. Dr. Zou is an emerging leader in additive manufacturing and mechanical behaviour of structural materials. He is currently leading Laboratory for Extreme Mechanics & Additive Manufacturing (LEMAM) in the University of Toronto. His research topics include the design of novel metallic materials, multiscale mechanical testing, metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) and applied machine learning. Zou has authored more than 40 papers, many of which are in top international journals.