Lecture by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c. Chuanzeng Zhang (University of Siegen) as a part of ViP College STU lecture series
14 May 2015
at 4 PM in Major meeting room in the rectorate STU, Vazovova 5, 3rd. floor
Chuanzeng Zhang is Professor and Chair of Structural Mechanics, and Deputy Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, School of Science and Technology, University of Siegen, Germany. He received his Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1983 and his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in 1986 at Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. From 1986 to 1988, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor J. D. Achenbach at the Department of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University,
USA. Before his appointment at University of Siegen in 2004, he was an Associate Professor and Full Professor at the Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, and a Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Germany.
His research interests include computational mechanics, structural mechanics, fracture and damage mechanics, mechanics of advanced materials and elastodynamics. He has over 650 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
He is the Co-Chief Editor of the Book Series “Advances in Materials and Mechanics” (Higher Education Press, China), an editorial member of the Book Series “Computational and Experimental Methods in Structures” (Word Scientific & Imperial College Press), Managing Guest Editor of “Engineering Fracture Mechanics” (2009-2010), Guest Editor of “Advances in Mechanical Engineering” (2013-), guest editorial member of “Chinese Quarterly of Mechanics” (2014-), and an editorial member of the scientific journals “International Journal of Computational Methods”, “Structural Durability and Health Monitoring”, “Computer Modeling in
Engineering & Sciences” (2004-2007), “Electronic Journal for Boundary Elements”, “Mathematical Methods and Physicomechanical Fields”, and “Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements”. He is the Vice-President of the “International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics“, Adjunct Professor of Tongji-University and Harbin Engineering University, Guest Professor of Harbin Institute of Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), and China Building Materials Academy, Fellow of Wessex Institute of
Technology (UK), and Distinguished Visiting Scholar (2011-2012) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau. He is an honorary doctorate (Dr. h. c.) of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences.