The Bentil Group

Ling Zhang

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Nanjing, China

Brief Biography

Ling Zhang is a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. She joined The Bentil Group in August 2017.



Research Interests

  • Shock tube experiments with brain tissue
  • Finite element simulations of the brain tissue subjected to shock wave impact to investigate the mechanism of blast-induced traumatic brain injuries


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, in progress
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2016
  • B.S., Mechanical Manufacturing & Automation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 2014


  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Freestyle slalom