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Dr. Jianping Zhu Named Dean of Graduate Studies


It is a great pleasure to announce the arrival of the new Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Dr. Jianping Zhu, a prolific mathematical researcher. Dean Zhu's work spans the fields of economics, chemistry, genetics, fluid dynamics, nanotechnology and quantum mechanics, among others.

Dr. Zhu joins Cleveland State from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he has been the Chair of the Mathematics Department since 2005. For the past 20 years Dr. Zhu has successfully applied mathematical modeling and computational simulations to a broad range of fields, including social sciences, environmental science, biomedical engineering and physics. He brings an extraordinary breadth of knowledge to CSU that will enable him to initiate and further develop a wide variety of graduate and research projects.

As Dean, Dr. Zhu will facilitate new interdisciplinary programs, help to increase funding and promote graduate and undergraduate research. He will foster a culture of collaboration and creativity that will add enormous value to new research and discoveries.

Dr. Zhu earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned his master's degree in computational mechanics from the Dalian Institute of Technology in China and his bachelor's degree in computational mechanics from Zhejiang University in China.

Before joining the University of Texas, Dr. Zhu held faculty positions at The University of Akron and Mississippi State University. He was a former president of the Texas Association of Academic Administrators in Mathematical Sciences and secretary for the Association of Academic Directors and Chairs with the University of Texas.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Zhu to Cleveland State University.

Dr. George Walker
Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies


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