Jun Zhang

Jun Zhang

Assistant Professor

Prospective graduate students

Undergraduate students and master's students currently at the University of Nevada, Reno are encouraged to contact Dr. Zhang for potential research assistantship opportunities. We are interested in students who can dedicate 12+ hours per week on projects for at least two semesters or the whole summer. Please attach your CV, transcripts, and a statement about your interests.

Learn more about our graduate programs 

Research interests

  • Control systems
  • Robotics
  • Smart materials
  • Artificial muscles

Smart Robotics Lab

The Smart Robotics Lab is directed by Dr. Jun Zhang and located at the University of Nevada Reno's Mechanical Engineering Department.

The Smart Robotics Lab's current research is mainly focused on smart material and artificial muscle technologies and applying them to biomimetic robots, soft robots, and assistive robots.

Visit our website: Smart Robotics Lab

Courses taught

  • ME410: Introduction to System Control
  • ME422/622: Introduction to Robotics