Abstract: Corrosion happens to various products such as chemical and petroleum equipment, automotive vehicles and components, highway bridges and infrastructures, home buildings and appliances, electrical and electronics, offshore structures and marine products. Corrosion is a time-depend and environment-depend process with various variability. The speaker will share an example of modeling corrosion and evaluating reliability.
About Dr. Jianhua Zhou: Dr. Jianhua Zhou is Consultant at JHZ Strategic QA. Prior to this, he worked for Ford Motor Company where he held various positions including Vice President of Ford Asia Pacific Quality and New Model Programs, Corporate Executive Technical Leader and Member of Technology Advisory Board. Dr. Zhou has been actively involved in professional societies. He is Fellow of American Society for Quality and Chief Technical Expert of ASQ Shanghai. He also serves as an Associate Editor of SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing.
As Corporate Executive Technical Leader, Dr. Zhou was responsible for developing and deploying Corporate Quality Strategy, Quality Systems and Quality Business Plan throughout Ford World. He trained more than fifteen thousand engineers in Asia Pacific, North America, South America, Europe and South Africa. His training subjects include quality, reliability, robust engineering, problem solving and failure mode avoidance. Dr. Zhou also visited and trained numerous suppliers in US, China, Brazil, Mexico, Slovakia and Italy.
As Vice President of Ford Asia Pacific and then Ford China Quality and New Model Programs, Dr. Zhou was responsible for vehicle and powertrain new model launches and prototype builds throughout Asia Pacific region (China, Thailand, India, Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan). He was also responsible for driving Quality Business Plan deliveries at five Ford and JV engineering centers, eleven vehicle assembly plants and five powertrain plants. Additionally, he was responsibilities launching vehicles to export markets (North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa) and addressing imported vehicle quality. Dr. Zhou has published more than thirty technical papers, including one in Japan Journal of Quality Forum. He has been a key note speaker and panelist at various international conferences and symposiums. He was a three-time award winner of Taguchi Robust Design. In 2009 ASQ recognized Dr. Zhou the Quality Professional of the Year. In 2015 ASQ bestowed him ASQ Fellow for his contribution to advancing quality. He holds a US patent on vehicle durability.
Dr. Zhou earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Michigan, and his B.S. degree from Nanjing University of Technology.