Bo Cheng Jin
Bo is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching assistant 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 aerospace structures. Bo has been working closely with MSC Nastran (NASA Structural Analysis) and Patran Development since 2012.
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.
During his time at USC and Rutgers, 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 the courses "Aircraft Structural Analysis (Aerospace Structures)", "Computational Solutions to Engineering Problems (Numerical Methods using MATLAB)" and "Introduction to Computational Methods using MATLAB" respectively.
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).