Aixi Zhou


Aixi Zhou
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College of Science and Technology

Applied Engineering Technology

Price Hall 100
Ph.D.Engineering Mechanics / Virginia Tech
M.S.Mechanical Engineering / Lanzhou University of Technology
B.S.Mechanical Engineering / Shenyang Aerospace University


Dr. Aixi Zhou /ahy-shee joh/ is Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Applied Engineering Technology at N.C. A&T. Prior to this appointment, he held positions at UNC Charlotte, Virginia Tech, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and UC San Diego. His research interests and publications are in the areas of fire protection, materials and structures, manufacturing, and engineering education. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 technical publications and textbooks Applied Engineering Design, Applied Engineering Experiments, and Advanced Engineering Experiments. Dr. Zhou is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of SFPE. He currently serves as a Commissioner in the Engineering Accreditation Commission at ABET.

Research Interests

Fire protection, materials and structures, manufacturing, engineering education.

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Recent Publications

  • Aixi Zhou, Gerald Watson, Jr. (2022). (Applied Engineering Design). Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
  • Aixi Zhou, Anurag Jha (2022). (Applying machine learning for firebrand production prediction). pp. 1-30. Fire Technology.
  • Aixi Zhou (2021). (Advanced Engineering Experiments). pp. 150. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa..
  • Zhou, Aixi. 2021. Applied Engineering Experiments. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa. ISBN 987-1-7924-6638-0.
  • Kadel J, Hedayati F, Quarles SL, Zhou A (2021) Effect of environmental conditions on the dehydration and performance of fire-protective gels. Fire Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-020-01045-2
  • Hedayati F, Bahrani B, Zhou A, Quarles SL, Gorham D (2019) A framework to facilitate firebrand characterization, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering - Thermal and Mass Transport, Vol. 5, Article 43, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmech.2019.00043.
  • Hedayati F, Yang W, Zhou A (2018) Effects of moisture content and heating condition on pyrolysis and combustion properties of structural fuels, Fire and Materials, 42:741–749.
  • Bahrani B, Hemmati V, Zhou A, Quarles S (2018) Effects of natural weathering on the fire properties of intumescent fire retardant coatings, Fire and Materials, 42 (4), 413-423.
  • Zhang Y, Zhou A, Xiang Y, He C, Jiao Q, Wan B, Xie W (2018) Evacuation experiments in vertical exit passages in an underwater road shield tunnel, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 512: 1140-1151.
  • Caton SE, Hakes RSP, and Gollner MJ, Gorham DJ, Zhou A (2017) A review of pathways for building fire spread in the wildland urban interface part I: exposure conditions, Fire Technology, 53(2): 429-473.
  • Tian N, Zhou A (2016) Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses for ignition of FRP panels, Fire and Materials, 40(3): 396-415.
  • Tian N, Zhou A (2015) An ignition criterion for combustible solids integrating surface temperature and heating rate, Fire and Materials, 39(2):139-152.