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Prof. Zhang received the BSc in automation control engineering, MSc in mechanical engineering, from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1987, and PhD in medical engineering from King’s College, University of London in 1995. He currently is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prof Zhang is Councilor of World Council of Biomechanics (WCB), President of World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE), Chair of Chinese Society of Rehabilitation Engineering under both Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering and Chinese Rehabilitation Devices Association, Committee member of Chinese Society of Biomechanics, Committee member of Biomedical Division of Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, and Standing Council Member of Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering and Vice President of China Rehabilitation Devices Association. He serves as Proposal Selection Panel Member for NSFC China and Hong Kong Research Grant Council. He also serves as editorial board number for a few journals and chaired a number of conferences.

He has published more than 300 journal papers and book chapters. Prof Zhang has won a number of international awards, including the Natural Science Award (First-class) of 2015 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards by the Ministry of Education, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University President’s Awards for Excellent Performance/Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activities 2016.

Research interests

computational modelling and simulation, prosthetics and orthotics bioengineering, skin and soft tissue mechanics, skin friction, foot biomechanics and footwear design, gait analysis, material properties of biomaterials and interfacial materials, bone biomechanics, osteoporosis, sleeping support, etc.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Beijing Institute of Technology

Master of Science, Beijing Institute of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy, University of London


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