Yunbo "Will" Zhang, Ph.D

Assistant Professor 

Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Tennessee Technological University


Ph.D  in Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2012.

Master in Digital Design and Manufacturing at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2007.

Bachelor in Electronics and Information Engineering at Shandong University, Jinan, China, 2004.


Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Technological University, Aug, 2017 ~ Present. 

Postdoc Research Associate in School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, May, 2014 ~ Jul, 2017.

Research Scientist in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University at Buffalo, SUNY, Jul, 2013 ~ Apr, 2014.


  • 2017: A new paper "iSoft: A Customizable Soft Sensor with Real-time Continuous Contact and Stretching Sensing" has been accepted is accepted by ACM UIST 2017 with an acceptance rate 22.5%. 
  • 2017: Dr. Zhang was invited by The Millard Oakley STEM Center to give a talk about his emerging researches on "Computational Support for Personal Design & Manufacturing". 
  • 2017: Dr. Yunbo "Will" Zhang joined Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Technological University as an Assistant Professor on Aug-01.