Dr. Hu has a B.E. in Engineering Mechanics, a M.E. in Engineering Mechanics from the Tsinghua University in China, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Dr. Hu has years of experience in finite element simulation (Abaqus) and stress/strain failure analysis. His Ph.D. dissertation focuses on the mechanical failure and aging of polymer composites. Dr. Hu has been a teaching assistant for several undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Southern California, including “Materials Behavior and Processing”, “Fatigue and Fracture”, and “Heat Transfer”. He is a registered professional mechanical engineer and is currently working in the composites industry.