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 Ruhai Zhou
 Associate Professor
 Department of Mathematics & Statistics
 2107 Engr and Comp Sci Bldg

Norfolk,
VA
23529
 7576834378
 rzhou@odu.edu
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Education
 University Of New Mexico,
2001

Major: Applied Mathematics

Degree: Ph. D.
 Nanjing University,
1988

Major: Computational Mathematics

Degree: M.S.
 Nanjing University,
1985

Major: Computational Mathematics

Degree: B.S.

Articles
 Zhou, R., Eric, E. P., Forest, M. G., Yao, L., and Zheng, Y. (2010). A Simple Model for NonTopological Defects in Sheared Nematic Polymer Monodomains. J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci., 7 (4), (pp. 787794).
 Zhou, R., Lee, J., Forest, M. G., and Wang, Q. (2008). Dipoleinduced, firstorder phase transitions of nanorod monolayers. Phys. Letter. A, 372 (19), (pp. 34843487).
 Zhou, R. (2008). Robustness of pulsating jetlike layers in sheared nanorod dispersions. J. NonNewt. Fluid. Mech., 155 (3), (pp. 130145).
 Zhou, R., Zheng, X., Forest, M. G., Vaia, R. A., and Arlen, M. (2007). A Strategy for Dimensional Percolation in Sheared Nanorod Dispersions. Advanced Math., 19 (22), (pp. 40384043).
 Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., and Wang, Q. (2007). Microscopicmacroscopic simulations of rigidrob polymer hydrodynamics: Heterogeneity and rheochaos. SIAM Multiscale Model. Simul., 6 (3), (pp. 858878).
 Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., and Wang, Q. (2007). Monodomain dynamics for rigid rod & platelet suspensions in strongly coupled coplanar linear flow and magnetic fields. J. Rheol., 51 (1), (pp. 121).
 Zhou, R., Zheng, X., Forest, M. G., and Lipton, R. (2007). Nematic polymer mechanics: flow induced anisotropy. Continuum Mech. Thermodyn., 18, (pp. 377394).
 Zhou, R., Layer, M. G., and Lee, J. (2006). Alignment and rheooscillator criteria for sheared nematic polymer films in the monolayer limit. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Ser. B, 6 (2), (pp. 339356).
 Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., Sircar, S., and Wang, Q. (2006). Monodomain dynamics for rigid rod and platelet suspensions in strongl coupled coplanar linear flow and magnetic fields. II Kinetic theory. Physics of Fluids, 18 (103102), (pp. 114).
 Zhou, R., and Hagstrom, T. (2006). On the spectral deferred correction of splitting methods for initial value problems. Comm. App. Math. and Comp. Sci., 1, (pp. 169205).
 Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., Zheng, X., Wang, Q., and Lipton, R. (2005). Anisotropy and dynamic ranges in effective properties of sheared nematic polymer nanocomposites. Adv. Func. Mat., 15 (12), (pp. 20292035).
 Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., Zheng, X., Wang, Q., and Lipton, R. (2005). Anisotropy and heterogeneity of nematic polymer nanocomposite film properties. Industrial Mathematics and Its Applications, 141, (pp. 8598).
 Zhou, R., Zheng, X., Forest, M. G., Wang, Q., and Lipton, R. (2005). Exact scaling laws for electrical conductivity properties of nematic polymer nanocomposite monodomains. Adv. Func. Mat., 15 (4), (pp. 627638).
 Zhou, R., Forest, G., and Wang, Q. (2005). Kinetic structure simulations of nematic polymers in place Couette cells, I: The algorithm and benchmarks. SIAM Multiscale Model. Simul., 3 (4), (pp. 853870).
 Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., and (2005). Kinetic structure simulations of nematic polymers in plane plane Couette cells. SIAM Multiscale Model. and Simulations, 4 (4), (pp. 12801304).
 Zhou, R., Zheng, X., Forest, M. G., and Wang, Q. (2005). Likelihood & Expectedtime Statistica of Monodomain Attractors in Sheared Discotic and Rodlike Nematic Polymers. Rheol. Acta., 44 (3), (pp. 219234).

Conference Proceeding
 Zhou, R., Heidenreich, S., Hess, S., Klapp, S. H., Wang, Q., Zhou, H., Wang, X., and Forest, M. G. (2008). Orientational dynamics drive oscillating hydrodynamical jets in the flow of nanorods.. Proceedings of the XVthe International Congress on Rheology.
 Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., and Zheng, X. (2006). Nanorod and nanoplatelet composite films generated in confined planar Couette cells: complexity of flows, orientational distributions, and effective mechanical moduli.. Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering.
 Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., Wang, Q., Zheng, X., and Lipton, R. (2005). Anisotropy and Heterogeneity of Nematic Polymer NanoComposite Film Properties.. Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering.

Presentations

Kinetic Simulations of Flowing Nematic Liquids in Couette Cells

Conference Name: 33rd SIAM SoutheasternAtlantic Section Conference

Sponsoring Organization: SIAM SoutheasternAtlantic section

Location: Columbia, SC

Date: April 5, 2009

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Kinetic Simulations of Flowing Nematic Liquids in Confined Geometries

Conference Name: 2009 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering

Sponsoring Organization: SIAM

Location: Miami, FL

Date: March 4, 2009

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Numerical simulations of rigidrob polymer hydrodynamics

Conference Name: 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting

Sponsoring Organization: SIAM

Location: San Diego, CA

Date: July 10, 2008

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Structures of nematic polymers in the flow

Conference Name: 7th AIMS International Conference on Dynamical Systems

Sponsoring Organization: AIMS

Location: Arlington, TX, University of Texas

Date: May 18, 2008

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Nanorod suspension flows: A 2D SmoluchowskiNavierStokes Solver

Conference Name: 79th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Rheology

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Date: October 9, 2007

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Numerical simulations of sheared nematic liquid crystalline polymers using kinetic model

Conference Name: Seminar

Sponsoring Organization: Department of Mathematics

Location: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FA

Date: February 27, 2007

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Persistence of rheochaos with hydrodynamic feedback and spatial coherence in confined platedriven shear of nematic polymers

Conference Name: 78th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Rheology

Location: Portland, ME

Date: October 11, 2006

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Numerical Simulations of Rod and Platelet Dispersions

Conference Name: 43rd SES (Society of Engineering Science) Annual Meeting

Sponsoring Organization: State College, PA

Location: State College, PA, USA

Date: August 16, 2006

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Kinetic model simulations of 2d structure formation in shearedrigid rod supensions

Conference Name: SIAM (Society of Industry and Applied Mathematics) Annual meeting

Sponsoring Organization: SIAM

Location: Boston, MA

Date: July 11, 2006

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Spatial Coherence, Rheological Chaotic Dynamics, And Hydrodynamic Feedback of Nematic Polymers in PlateDriven Shear

Conference Name: 6th Understanding Complex Systems Symposium

Sponsoring Organization: UIUC

Location: UIUC, ChampaignUrbana, IL

Date: May 17, 2006

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Multiscale simulations of sheardominated flows of rigid rod dispersions

Conference Name: 58th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics

Sponsoring Organization: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: November 21, 2005

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Morphology and shear banding in nematic polymer driven flows based on kinetic model simulations

Conference Name: 77th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology

Sponsoring Organization: Society of Rheology

Location: Vancouver, BC

Date: October 17, 2005

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

On the spectral deferred correction of splitting methods for initial value problems

Conference Name: SIAM Annual Meeting

Sponsoring Organization: SIAM

Location: New Orleans, LA

Date: July 14, 2005

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, R. Presenter & Author

Anisotrophy and heterogeneity of nematic polymer nanocomposite film propeties

Conference Name: The Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials

Sponsoring Organization: ASCE/ASME/SES

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Date: June 3, 2005

Authors/Presenters:
Zhou, G. Presenter & Author

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Collaborative Proposal on Mathematical for Multiphase Complex Fluids

Sponsoring Organization: NSF

Date: July 01, 2009  June 30, 2012

Awarding Organization: Federal

Investigators:Zhou, R.

Collaborative Proposal for Mathematics & Computation of NanoComposite Flows & Properties

Sponsoring Organization: NSF

Date: June 01, 2006  May 31, 2009

Awarding Organization: Federal

Investigators:Zhou, R.

Numerical Algorithms and Simulations of Mematic Polymer NanoComposite Materials

Sponsoring Organization: ODU Research Foundaion

Date: May, 2006  August, 2006

Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University

Investigators:Zhou, R.

Multiscale Phenomena in Macromolecular Fluids and NanoComposite Materials

Sponsoring Organization: NSF

Date: July 01, 2003  June 30, 2006

Awarding Organization: Federal

Investigators:Zhou, R.; Forest, M. G.