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COSS Lab - Teaching

As Associate Professor and Graduate Program Co-Advisor at Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, Department of Engineering Technology, University of Houston (2018~), Dr. Zhu has lectured the following courses:

  • Graduate Co-Advisor (since Fall 2018)
  • Dynamics of Mechanism (Fall 2018): kinematics, dynamics, mechanism, SolidWorks Motion
  • Computer Aided Design I (Spring 2019): machine design I, SolidWorks Simulation 
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems (Spring 2019): sensors and actuators, PLC, CNC, Robotics, RFID, Automation, Manufacturing Systems

As Professor and Graduate Program Advisor at Department of Industrial Engineering, Lamar University (2005~2018), Dr. Zhu has created 9 new courses and lectured the following courses:

  • Graduate Advisor (since Fall 2006): advise hundreds of graduate students of Industrial Engineering each semester; advise new and transfer students; graduate students admission;
  • Computer Simulation of Industrial Systems (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018): Computer Simulation with Rockwell Arena;
  • Quality Improvement / Statistical Quality Control (Fall 2005, Fall 2006): Control charts, Process capability analysis, Acceptance sampling;
  • Virtual Reality and Computer Haptics (Fall 2005, Summer I 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, newly developed course): Haptics and Virtual reality research, OpenHaptics programming;
  • Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (Spring 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018): Solid modeling, PTC Creo computer-aided product design and manufacturing, CNC;
  • Automated Systems Engineering (Spring 2006, Summer I 2007, Summer II 2011, Summer I 2012, Summer I 2013, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, newly developed course): Control system, Sensor and Actuators, PLC, Assembly, Flexible Manufacturing System, Automated Inspection;
  • Engineering Material and Manufacturing Processes (Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Summer III 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer III 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018): Engineering Material, Manufacturing Processes, Process Planning, Machining Lab;
  • Engineering Database Design (Summer I 2006, 2007, Fall 2009, Summer II 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011): Database design, SQL, Visual Basic .NET, ASP.NET;
  • Advanced Manufacturing (Summer II 2006, newly developed course): Flexible Manufacturing System, Automation, Six-Sigma, Pro/Manufacturing and Pro/Mechanica;
  • Computational Methods in Research (Fall 2007, Fall 2008): research tools in Industrial Engineering including C++, Object-oriented programming, COIN-OR and Computer Graphics;
  • Introduction to Robotics (Spring 2008, 2009, Summer II 2010, Summer II 2011, newly developed course);
  • Multi-objective Optimization (Spring 2010, Spring 2012, newly developed course);
  • Statistical Decision Making (Probability and Statistics II) (Spring 2011);
  • Multi-method Simulation (Summer 2017, newly developed course): AnyLogic, agent-based simulation, system dynamics, discrete event simulation
  • Coordinate Graduate Research Seminar (Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, newly developed course);
  • Doctoral Seminar (Fall 2011, Spring 2012).