Faculty Profile

Richard Zhang

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Mechanical Engineering
College
College of Engineering

    

Education

PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Specialization: Heat Transfer
Dissertation Title: Investigating the far- and near-field thermal radiation in carbon-based nanomaterials
MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Specialization: Bioengineering
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation Title: Experimental evaluation of heat transfer characteristics of silica nanofluid

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MEEN 5140.001, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers, Spring 2021
MEEN 5140.601, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers, Spring 2021
MEEN 6950.729, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
MEEN 3210.002, Heat Transfer, Spring 2021
MEEN 6950.729, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
MEEN 3210.002, Heat Transfer, Fall 2020 Syllabus
MEEN 6940.741, Individual Research, Fall 2020
MEEN 5800.021, Selected Topics of Contemporary Interest in Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2020 Syllabus
MEEN 4800.021, Topics in Mechanical & Energy Engineering, Fall 2020 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MEEN 6950.741, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2020
MEEN 6950.741, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
MEEN 3210.002, Heat Transfer, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MEEN 6940.741, Individual Research, Spring 2020
MEEN 5315.001, Nanoscale Energy Transport, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MEEN 5315.601, Nanoscale Energy Transport, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MEEN 5140.001, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5140.605, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
MEEN 3210.002, Heat Transfer, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5950.729, Masters Thesis, Fall 2019
MEEN 5950.741, Masters Thesis, Summer 2019
MEEN 5890.741, Directed Study in Mechanical & Energy Engineering, Spring 2019
MEEN 6950.741, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
MEEN 3210.001, Heat Transfer, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3210.002, Heat Transfer, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5950.741, Masters Thesis, Spring 2019
MEEN 5140.001, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers, Fall 2018 SPOT
MEEN 5140.605, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers, Fall 2018 SPOT
MEEN 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
MEEN 3210.001, Heat Transfer, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3210.002, Heat Transfer, Spring 2018 SPOT
MEEN 6940.741, Individual Research, Spring 2018
MEEN 5140.001, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers, Fall 2017 SPOT
MEEN 5140.605, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers, Fall 2017 SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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