Faculty Directory



Ziliang Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department
Assistant Dean, College of Engineering

Office Phone: (951) 343-4681
E-mail: zzhou@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, Room 211M
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics University of Kentucky 1988
M.B.A. Business Administration University of Michigan 2003
M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Manitoba 1985
B.S. Naval Architecture Shanghai Jiao Tong University 1982

Courses Taught

Introduction to Engineering Mathematics
Fluid Mechanics
Materials and Manufacturing Processes


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Engineering Education


Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Potomac State College, 1988-1991


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Journal publications:

Z. Zhou and C. Whiteman, "Motions of a double pendulum", Nonlinear Analysis, Vol. 26, No. 7, pp. 1177-1191, 1996

M. Beatty and Z. Zhou, "Simple shearing of an incompressible, viscoelastic quadratic material", Int. J. Solids Structures, vol. 31, No. 23, pp. 3201-3215, 1994

Z. Zhou and X. Cao, "Optimal process control in stamping operation", Quality Engineering, vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 621-631, 1994

X. Cao and Z. Zhou, "Correlation analysis in quality control of the lift gate assembly Line", Quality Engineering vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 601-609, 1993

Z. Zhou, "Coupled shear-torsional motion of a rubber support system", J. Elasticity, vol. 30, pp. 123-189, 1993

M. Beatty and Z. Zhou, "Universal motions for a class of viscoelastic materials of differential type", Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, vol. 3, pp. 169-191, 1991

Z. Zhou, "Creep and stress relaxation of an incompressible viscoelastic material of the rate type", Int. J. Solids Structures vol. 28 No. 5, pp. 617-630, 1991

Z. Zhou, "Creep and recovery of nonlinear viscoelastic materials of the differential type", Int. J. Engng Sci., vol. 29, No. 12, pp. 1661-1672, 1991

M. Beatty and Z. Zhou, "Finite amplitude and free vibrations of a body supported by incompressible, nonlinear viscoelastic shear mountings", Int. J. Solids Structures, vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 355-370, 1991

Z. Zhou, "New method on bifurcation and chaos of the logistic model", Nonlinear Analysis, vol. 15, No. 11, pp. 1053-1063, 1990

Conference presentations:

A. Crawford, X. Cao, and Z. Zhou, "Hood surface improvement", 2nd S. M. Wu Symposium on Manufacturing Science, 1996

R. Ustruck and Z. Zhou, "JA dimensional control program", 2nd S. M. Wu Symposium on Manufacturing Science, 1996

Z. Zhou, P. Bucklin, M. Shi, P. Belanger, and D. Meuleman, "High strength steel and its impact on the dimensional variation of stamped parts", Int. Body Engr Conference-94, 1994

R. Ustruck and Z. Zhou, "The influence of gauging on stamping dimensional variation", 1st S. M. Wu Symposium on Manufacturing Science, 1994

Z. Zhou and A. Donaldson, “Project-Based Learning in Manufacturing Process”, FIE 2010

Z. Zhou, "Enhancing Communications among Courses Linked with Prerequisites”, FIE 2011

Z. Zhou and A. Donaldson, “Enhancing Broader Communication among Courses Linked with Prerequisites”, FIE 2012

William Le Fevre, Kari Dennis, Jim DeVore, Ziliang Zhou. "The Effect of Flow Rate on Performance of Solar Air Conditioning System" 2012 Measurement Science Conference, Irvine, March 2012

Z. Zhou, "Preparing Future Engineering Students through Math Competition in Inland Area", FIE 2013


Church Membership & Activities

Grove Community Church


Community Service & Involvement

Principal, American Chinese School of Great Detroit, 1998-1999


Interests & Hobbies

Married to Zhichun Wang with three children


Personal Philosophy

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.

"For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

- Matthew 11:28-30, NASB