Student Bio: Tuo Zhao
Tuo Zhao

Tuo Zhao
Graduate Research Assistant

4132 Jesse W. Mason Building
790 Atlantic Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
e-mail: tzhao43@gatech.edu

Education

Graduate    
  Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering Jan 2015 - present
  School of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  Georgia Institute of Technology  
     
  Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering Aug 2012 - Dec 2014
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)  
Undergraduate    
  Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Sept 2008 - June 2012
  Department of Civil Engineering  
  Dalian University of Technology  

Research Interests

Structural Topology Optimization
  Implementation of the ground structure method involving instability consideration

Patents

  Packaged fiber bragg grating sensor for strain and crack test of bituminous concrete road surface.” T. Zhao, X. Zhao, Y. Wang, J. Chen. Patent Number: CN201110111736, 2011-04-29.
  Hybrid-range fiber bragg grating strain and crack sensor for concrete material package.” X. Zhao, T. Zhao, Y. Wang, J. Chen. Patent Number: CN201110091992, 2011-04-12.

Academic Appointments and Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant Jan 2015 - present
  School of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  Georgia Institute of Technology  
Graduate Teaching Assistant Aug 2014 – Dec 2014
  Structural Design Optimization  
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)  
Undergraduate Research Assistant Mar 2012 - May 2012
  Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation  
  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)  
Undergraduate Research Assistant June 2010 – June 2011
  Road subsidence monitoring and research of its assessment technology  
  Dalian University of Technology  
Structures Engineering Internship Aug 2010
  Shenyang Railway Designing Institute, Shenyang, China  

Awards and Honors

Teachers ranked as excellent by their students, Center for Teaching Excellence at UIUC
CTE - Teachers ranked as excellent by their students
Fall 2014
First Prize in "Challenge Cup" National Science and Technology Innovation Competition, Dalian, China June 2011
Social practice scholarship, Civil Engineering Department, Dalian University of Technology Sept 2010

Leadership and Community Activities

Voluntary community tutor Sept 2008 - June 2011
 

Lingshui town, Dalian, China