Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering Purdue University 2006
M.S. Mechanical Engineering Beijing Institute of Technology 1997
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Beijing Institute of Technology 1994

Dr. Jun Zhang received both her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 2006 In the fall of 2014, Dr. Zhang joined the College of Engineering at California Baptist University (CBU) as an Associate Professor. She is helping CBU establish the Industrial and Systems Engineering program. Dr. Zhang has gained extensive teaching experience in different university settings.

She taught at Tsinghua University as a lecturer; at Purdue University as a graduate instructor; and North Dakota State University as an Assistant Professor. She has taught a variety of courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in industrial and systems engineering, such as systems engineering and management, supply chain and logistics management, operations research, simulation, and engineering economics. As a result, she has won multiple teaching awards.

In terms of research, Dr. Zhang’s focuses on adaptive and sustainable systems, especially adaptive and sustainable supply chains, renewable energy systems, industrial symbiosis, and healthcare systems. She has obtained more than $300,000 from Veterans Health Administration for a variety of healthcare grants. Her research outcomes have been disseminated through high quality peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters, and peer-reviewed conference articles. She also advised graduate students on their dissertations/theses at North Dakota State University. Under her direction, four Ph.D. and five master students finished their study.

Dr. Zhang is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFROMS). She served in an NSF panel review as well as a reviewer for many distinguished journals in her field such as Energy Economics, European Journal of Operations Research, and Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Dr. Zhang is married to Xingang Huang and they have two lovely daughters.

Supply chain/logistics management
Renewable energy systems
Applied operations research

North Dakota State University