Prof. Jihua Gou received his bachelor's degree in 1993 and his master's degree in materials engineering in 1996 from Chongqing University. He earned his Ph.D. in materials engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1999. He also received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Florida State University in 2002. Research Interest: Composite materials and structures Nanocomposite materials Multi-functional coatings Advanced manufacturing Multi-scale modeling of manufacturing processes