Zhan Zhang

Zhan Zhang

PhD student in Computer Science

UC Davis


I am a third-year PhD student in the Computer Science department at the University of California, Davis. I feel very fortunate to be co-advised by Prof. Joseph Teran and Prof. Julian Panetta.

My research interests lie in digital fabrication, physical simulation, and geometry processing for computer graphics. Currently, I am working on research related to shape optimization on nonlinear elasticity materials.

Before joining UC Davis, I double majored in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Science and Technology of China. I was glad to be supervised by Prof. Ligang Liu and Prof. Xiaoming Fu in Graphics & Geometric Computing Laboratory.

  • Digital Fabrication
  • Physical Simulation
  • Inverse Problems
  • Geometry Processing
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2021 -

    University of California, Davis

  • BS in Applied Mathematics, 2017 - 2021

    University of Science and Technology of China


C++ finite element library and mesh data structure.


  • zzzzhan@ucdavis.edu
  • 455 Crocker Ln, Davis, CA 95616
  • Enter Academic Surge take the stairs to Office 2306 on Floor 2