Section: Teaching Assistant Fellows
Bo Jin

Bo Cheng Jin

Bo is a senior Ph.D. candidate in USC Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME). He is also a structural engineer at MSC NASTRAN (NASA Structural Analysis) and PATRAN Product Development since 2012. Bo conducts his Ph.D. research at USC M.C. Gill Composites Center ( in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. His work focuses on design, manufacturing, experimental and computational FEA on high performance aerospace and automotive composite structures. From April to September 2015, Bo was visiting and developing research projects at IMDEA Materials, the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials in Spain, where he played a key role in the innovative efforts to design and re-use aerospace-grade composite materials and significantly advanced the sustainability of the aerospace industry.

In April 2016, USC recognized Bo Jin with its 2016 Medallion of Honor for the Phi Kappa Phi, Ph.D. Student Research Achievement Award, for which he was honored at the USC 35th Academic Honors Convocation hosted by USC President C. L “Max” Nikias. Previously, USC recognized Bo with its 2015 Medallion of Honor for the University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2015), USC Diploma in Innovation Research Fund (2013), Academic Professional Development Research Fund (2012), USC AME Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award (2014), and USC Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012, 2013, and 2014).

From 2008 to 2015, Bo was a solo instructor for: "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 course "Aircraft Structural Analysis (Aerospace Structures)", "Computational Solutions to Engineering Problems (Numerical Methods using MATLAB)" and "Introduction to Computational Methods using MATLAB" respectively. 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. Bo has lived and studied in Asia, Europe and the United States. During his time at USC, Bo served as the Vice President (2012-2013) of USC Chinese Students and Scholars Association (USC CSSA), and as the Chair of TA Fellows (2013-2015) of USC Center for Excellence in Teaching (USC CET).