Lei Zhang joined Multiwave in 2017 from the CNRS Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics (LMA) and Ecole Centrale Marseille where he completed his PhD in computational solid mechanics. Lei now manages our computational physics team.

His doctoral dissertation focused on the implementation of cutting edge numerical algorithms for solving partial differential equations for elastomer modelling (hyperelastic, thermomechanical, dissipative approaches) at large strain. Prior to his PhD, Lei earned a Master’s degree in computer science and technology at Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China.

Lei’s current research interests lie in the development of novel numerical methods and modelling of complex phenomena in domains of mechanics and electromagnetics. Lei is also interested in parallelization of numerical methods using Cloud-based computing and GPU acceleration.

Aside from the science, Lei enjoys snowboarding, hiking and basketball.