Zhang invited to be editor of influential journal

8/4/2021 8:55:57 AM

X. Shelly ZhangAssistant professor Shelly Zhang (BS 12, MS 14) has been invited to become a review editor of the journal Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (SMO), considered the flagship journal in her research field.

“SMO journal is at the converging frontier of design, engineering, simulation, additive manufacturing, AI and digital-twins,” Zhang said. “I was very honored and excited to receive this editorship invitation.”

Typically only tenured professors are invited to serve as review editors for SMO, but the journal made an exception in Zhang’s case, citing the fact that Zhang has already built a very strong reputation through her research and her strong commitment to serving the research community and recognizing her to be “among the most active and qualified reviewers” for SMO.

The SMO journal explores a wide range of topics dealing with optimization involving at least one major engineering discipline such as solid, fluid, thermal, electric, electromagnetics and more. As of 2020, the impact factor of SMO is 4.542, meaning it is in the top 10 percent of journals in terms of the number of times its papers are cited.