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Bi Zhang

Bi Zhang / Chair Professor
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Research Area: Additive/subtractive hybrid manufacturing; precision machining
 
Bi Zhang obtained his BS from Jiangsu University in January 1982 and was admitted to the Graduate Program of Zhejiang University for overseas studies in the same year. He obtained MS and PhD degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1985 and 1988, respectively. During 1989-1992, he conducted post-doctoral studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Oklahoma State University. Starting from 1992, Dr. Zhang served as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor to the University of Connecticut. In 2001, he was named a “Yangtze Scholar” by the Ministry of Education of China. Dr. Zhang was the Director for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering during 2009-2013, Director of the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) Program during 2011-2013, both at the University of Connecticut. From 2014 to 2017, he was a named professor in the “Thousand Talents Program” of China, and a leader of the Precision and Nontraditional Machining Team at “The Collaborative Innovation Center of Major Machine Manufacturing in Liaoning”, a national research center in China. Dr. Zhang has been in the research area of precision machining for over 30 years and is currently working on additive/subtractive hybrid manufacturing. He authored and co-authored over 200 research papers. He is a fellow of The International Academy for Production Engineering – CIRP, and of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers – ASME.
 
Employment History:

◆ 2017/06-Present Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department, Southern University of Science and Technology Chair Professor
◆ 2017/06-Present College of Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
◆ 2014/01-2017/05 Named professor in the “Thousand Talents Program” of China Professor
◆ 2015/01-2017/05 " The Collaborative Innovation Center of Major Machine Manufacturing in Liaoning " Team Leader
◆ 2004/08-2013/12 Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut Professor
◆ 2011/09-2013/04 Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Program, University of Connecticut Director
◆ 2009/07-2013/04 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut Director for Undergraduate Studies
◆ 2001/10-2009/09 National Engineering Research Center for High Efficiency Grinding, Ministry of Science and Technology, China Chief Engineer
◆ 2001/10-2009/09 Hunan University, Ministry of Education, China Yangtze Scholar
◆ 1997/08-2004/07 Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut Associate Professor
◆ 1993/08-1998/07 Precision Manufacturing Institute, University of Connecticut Program Director
◆ 1992/08-1997/08 Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut Assistant Professor
◆ 1988/04-1988/12 Material Design and Development Research Center, NEC Corporation, Japan Engineer
 
Education Experience:

◆ 1990/06-1992/08 Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University Post Doctor
◆ 1989/01-1990/05 Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Post Doctor
◆ 1985/04-1988/03 Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology PhD degree
◆ 1982/10-1985/03 Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology MS degree
◆ 1982/02-1982-09 Japanese Language Training, Dalian University of Foreign Languages  
◆ 1978/02-1982/01 Jiangsu University BS degree

Memberships:
 Fellow, The International Academy for Production Engineering ―― CIRP
 Fellow, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers ―― ASME
 Senior Member, The Society of Manufacturing Engineers ―― SME
 Member, The American Society for Precision Engineering ―― ASPE
 Member, The Japan Society for Precision Engineering ―― JSPE
 Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering
 Editorial Board Member, Diamond & Abrasives Engineering
 
Honors and Awards:

 Best Paper Award, The 2014 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Texas, USA, August 4-6, 2014.
 Outstanding Contribution Award, The 8th International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing, 2008.
 Marquis Who's Who in American Education, 2006.
 Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, UCONN 2003.
 Outstanding Reviewer Award, ASME J. Manuf. Sci. & Eng., 1999.
 National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation Award, 1993.
 
Additional Information:

◆ Professor Zhang's research group has open positions for post-docs, research assistants, lab assistants and master/doctoral students. Applications are accepted.

 Contact:
 zhangb@sustc.edu.cn