ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 10

INSIDE ILMA

ILMA Scholarship Recipient Makes
the Most of Her Opportunity
Q&A with Xiaohan Zhang

E

ach year, ILMA awards scholarships to students who excel in
fields relating to the lubricants
industry. After 17 years of the ILMA
Foundation Scholarship Program,
the Association has awarded more
than $400,000 to 155 students. One
of those students is Xiaohan Zhang,
a mechanical engineering graduate student at Auburn University and winner
of the 2015-16 Bob Jackson Award.
Zhang, born in China, started her
academic career in mechanical engineering at Taiyuan University of Science and
Technology in Shanxi in 2007. Since
then, she has made her way to Auburn,
one of the very best pipelines for future
lubricants industry professionals. Now
pursuing a Ph.D., Zhang is clearly on
her way to a successful career. And
with a little help from those ILMA
scholarship research funds - received
in full after her report to ILMA titled
An Analysis of Surface Roughness and Its
Influence on a Thrust Bearing - her
studies continue to drive her passion.
The Compoundings editorial team
caught up with Zhang after she
submitted the report to hear firsthand
about her research and how the ILMA
scholarship has helped her thrive.

Compoundings: How has your experience coming to Auburn helped you in
your pursuit of a Ph.D. and a career in
mechanical engineering?
Zhang: The mechanical engineering
department at Auburn provided me a
variety of courses. It helped me further
understand the different directions in
the mechanical engineering field and
choose a favorite direction to study. The
most important experience at Auburn
University has been meeting Dr. [Robert L.] Jackson and many friendly lab
mates. Dr. Jackson is full of patience in
guiding me with my research, and he
has shown me what a great professor
looks like at a university. My lab mates
have also helped me a lot with my
studies. With this comfortable learning

environment, I can put my heart and
soul into pursuing my Ph.D. degree.
Compoundings: How did you learn
about the ILMA scholarship, and why
did you apply for it?
Zhang: Dr. Jackson sent me an email
about the ILMA scholarship to help
me learn more about it. I became
a Ph.D. student in 2015, and he
and I wanted to do research on the
evaluation of the effect of multiscale
roughness on the mixed lubrication
regime, but we lacked funding at
that time. Therefore, I applied for the
ILMA scholarship.
Compoundings: How has the scholarship helped you advance your research
in the field of mechanical engineering?

Compoundings: Why did you decide
to pursue the field of mechanical
engineering?
Xiaohan Zhang: My uncle is an
engineer. When I was a child, I
remember him working on the design
of a crane. I thought that was awesome and became very interested in
it. So, I decided to study mechanical
engineering when I got to college.

10

JUNE 2018

| COMPOUNDINGS | ILMA.ORG

Robert L. Jackson, Ph.D., professor of mechanical enginnering at Auburn (left), first contacted Xiaohan Zhang about
the ILMA scholarship opportunity.


http://www.ILMA.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings June 2018

ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 3
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 4
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 5
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 6
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 7
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 8
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 9
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 10
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 11
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 12
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 13
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 14
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 15
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 16
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 17
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 18
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 19
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 20
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 21
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 22
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 23
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 24
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 25
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 26
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 27
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 28
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 29
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 30
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 31
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 32
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 33
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 34
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 35
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 36
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 37
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 38
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 39
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 40
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 41
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 42
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 43
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - 44
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - Cover3
ILMA Compoundings June 2018 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G127535ILMA_vol71_no7
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G126213ILMA_vol71_no6
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G125546_ILMA_vol71_no5
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G124996_ILMA_vol71_no4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G123886_ILMA_vol71_no3
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G123315_ILMA_vol71_no2
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G122980_ILMA_vol71_no1
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G121540_ILMA_vol70_no11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G120882_ILMA_vol70_no10
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G120035_ILMA_vol70_no9
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G121XXX_ILMA_vol70_no8
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G120XXX_ILMA_vol70_no7
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G119XXX_ILMA_vol70_no6
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G118112_ILMA_vol70_no5
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G117382_ILMA_vol70_no4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G116888_ILMA_vol70_no3
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G115555_ILMA_vol70_no2
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G114774_ILMA_vol70_no1
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g110500_ILMA_vol69_no12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g110500_ILMA_vol69_no11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g110500_ILMA_vol69_no10
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g109884_ILMA_vol69_no9
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g109284_ILMA_vol69_no8
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g108494_ILMA_vol69_no7
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g107507_ILMA_vol69_no6
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g106483_ILMA_vol69_no5
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g105803_ILMA_vol69_no4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g104743_ILMA_vol69_no3
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g103647_ILMA_vol69_no2
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g102869_ILMA_vol69_no1
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g101930_ILMA_vol68_no12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g100836_ILMA_vol68_no11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g99200_ILMA_vol68_no10
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g98468_ILMA_vol68_no9
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/g97711_ILMA_vol68_no8
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G96767ILMA_vol68_no7
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G95397ILMA_vol65_no6
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G94323ILMA_vol68_no5
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G93127_ILMA_vol69_no4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G91785_ILMA_vol68_no3
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G90956_ILMA_vol68_no2
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G89146_ILMA_vol68_no1
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G87981_ILMA_vol67_no12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G85409_ILMA_vol67_no11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G83595_ILMA_vol67_no10
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G81672_ILMA_vol67_no9
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G80238_ILMA_vol7_no8
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G79388_ILMA_vol7_no7
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G78361_ILMA_vol7_no6
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G77448_ILMA_vol7_no5
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G75899_ILMA_vol67_no4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G75036_ILMA_vol67_no3
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G72720_ILMA_vol67_no2
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G72220_ILMA_vol67_no1
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G70970_ILMA_vol66_no12
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G69813_ILMA_vol66_no11
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G67522_ILMA_vol66_no10
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G66343_ILMA_vol66_no9
https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ILMA/G64859_ILMA_vol66_no8
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com