Zhen Luo

Zhen Luo

Zhen Luo
Executive Editor
Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)
The University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney , Australia


Dr. Luo is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT), The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Dr. Luo received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from "National Engineering Research Centre for CAD" (CCAD), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China in 2005. .

In 2005, he was employed as a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering at HUST. After that, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow for 5 years in (1) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2006, (2) The University of Sydney (USYD) from 2007 to 2009, and (3) The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2010. In 2011, he joined UTS as a Chancellor\s Research Fellow. Since November 2011, Dr. Luo has been with UTS as a Senior Lecturer in the disciplinary of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Luo has been invited to visit several universities with research seminars, such as Demark Technical University, Dalian University of Technology, Hunan University, University of Wollongong, Australian National University and HUST. He has worked as the principle researcher for over ten government-supported research projects, including one "863" High-Tech Research Program (China), one "973" National Key Fundamental Research Project (China), two National Natural-Science-Foundation of China (NSFC), and four ARC Discovery Projects. Since 2003, he has also been involved in 12 industry projects. 

He has published 46 peer-reviewed research articles in many international journals, including 35 A* and A papers (Australian ERA Ranking 2010) in leading journals, in which 3 journal papers are ranked as "SciVerse ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles". In line with his research outcomes, Dr. Luo’s H-Index is around 15 in the area of Mechanical Design as of December 2012. Dr. Luo has also successfully attracted several competitive and industrial research projects. He is a member of ASME and AIAA.


Research Interest

Structural optimization of shape and topology, Multidisciplinary design optimization;
Reliability and robust design optimization;
Smart materials and composite structures;
Lightweight design of vehicle structures (e.g. aerospace, automobile);
Computational design of micro, nano structures, mechanisms, materials;
Multiscale modeling of nano materials and structures;