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Former MPC Student Named 'Rising Star' by MIT

Posted: Dec 11, 2017

Dr. Yufen Zhou, a former MPC Ph.D. student at Colorado State University, was recently named a Rising Star by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Zhou is a wind engineer at SOH Wind Engineering LLC focusing on wind-induced vibration of critical infrastructure and performance of wind sensing systems. Zhou obtained her Ph.D. in civil engineering in 2016 at Colorado State University focusing on structural engineering and engineering mechanics. Zhou was one of the top 20 early career women interested in academia in Civil and Environmental Engineering who was invited by MIT to participate in the CEE Rising Stars Workshop held on the MIT campus Oct 12 -13, 2017. The goal was to bring together the next generation of CEE academic leaders for scientific interactions and career-oriented discussions. It featured research presentations by the participants, faculty talks, panels on issues relevant to academic careers, and opportunities for informal networking. Zhou's presentation was "Advancing performance-based multi-hazard engineering: risk-informed approaches considering combined serviceability and ultimate strength of critical infrastructure."

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