Bo Cheng Jin
Bo is a senior Ph.D. candidate and course lecturer in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and is also a material science research assistant at Merwyn C. Gill Foundation Composites Center in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. His research focuses on experimental and computational mechanics on high performance composites, parametric modeling, and finite element analysis of automotive and aerospace structures. Bo has been working at MSC NASTRAN (NASA Structural Analysis) and PATRAN Product Development since 2012. From April to September 2015, Bo is visiting and developing research projects on computational micromechanics at IMDEA Materials Institute in Madrid, Spain.
Before joining USC, Bo was a research assistant, teaching assistant, and course lecturer at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he received his M.S. degree.
From 2008 to 2015, Bo taught the following courses: "Mechanical Engineering Computational Analysis and Design with Numerical Methods (Advanced MATLAB)", "Engineering Computing with MATLAB" and "Engineering Mechanics Statics". He was also the TA, the discussion session teacher and the recitation session teacher for "Aircraft Structural Analysis (Aerospace Structures)", "Computational Solutions to Engineering Problems (Numerical Methods using MATLAB)" and "Introduction to Computational Methods using MATLAB". Bo is the recipient of the 2014 “USC AME Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award” and was honored at the USC PhD Hooding Ceremony in Bovard Auditorium on May 15th 2014. He received the “USC Award for Excellence in Teaching” for three consecutive years in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2015, he received “The University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award” representing USC’s STEM fields and was honored at the USC 29th Academic Honors Convocation. Bo Jin served as the chair of CET Teaching Assistant Fellows from 2013 to 2015. He continues to contribute to CET in his free time.
Bo has lived and studied extensively in Asia, Europe and America. During his time at USC, he served as the vice president of the USC Chinese Students and Scholars Association (USC CSSA).