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Dr Mingzhong Zhang
Chadwick Building
Gower Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7299
  • Associate Professor
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Dr Mingzhong Zhang joined the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at UCL in 2015 as a Lecturer in Materials. Prior to the appointment, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on multiscale modelling and in-situ X-ray computed tomography study of damage evolution in quasi-brittle materials at the University of Manchester for two years. He received his BSc in Civil Engineering from Fuzhou University, China, in 2003 and then worked as a Structural Designer for two years. Afterwards, he continued his studies at Wuhan University of Technology where he obtained an MSc in Structural Engineering in 2008. He then moved to the Netherlands and obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 2013.

So far, Dr Zhang has authored over 30 refereed journal papers (h-index = 14). He was invited to serve as reviewer for EPSRC, British Council, Czech Science Foundation and more than 25 leading international journals including Cement and Concrete Research, Cement and Concrete Composites, Composites Part B, Composite Structures, etc. He was awarded outstanding reviewer by Elsevier in 2015, 2017 and 2018. He also acts as a member of the International Scientific Committee of Microdurability2016 Conference and 37th CCS Conference. He is a member of RILEM, ICT and ICE.

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Research Themes
Research Summary

His main research interests include:
  • Sustainable and resilient materials for civil infrastructure;
  • Durability of reinforced concrete structures;
  • Multiscale and multiphysics modelling of concrete structures;
  • Microstructure-property relationship in building materials;
  • X-ray computed tomography imaging;
  • Computational fracture mechanics;
  • Fibre-reinforced composites;
  • Self-healing and self-repairing composites;
  • 3D printing concrete.

Dr Zhang's research is supported by EPSRC, Royal Society and British Council (see Research Activities for details). His current research team at UCL mainly consists of 2 Postdocs (Navid & Sadjad), 5 PhD students (Wendy, Guohao, Giulia, Cheng & Hui) and 2 visiting PhD students (Mengjia & Hongyan). If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with Dr Zhang please contact him directly.

Teaching Summary

Dr Zhang is now the Year 4 MEng Coordinator and involved in the teaching/supervision of:

CEGE0108 Materials (UG Year 1)
CEGE0012 Scenario Footbridge Design (UG Year 2)
CEGE0057 Advanced Civil Engineering Materials (MEng/MSc)
UG final year projects (UG Year 3)
MSc individual research projects (MSc)

MAY-2013 – APR-2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
JAN-2013 – APR-2013 Researcher Civil Engineering & Geosciences Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
01-JUL-2003 – 30-JUN-2005 Structural Designer   Nanping Communations Planning & Design Institute, China
Academic Background
2017 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education University College London
2013 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Civil and Structural Engineering Technische Universiteit Delft
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