Vice Chair of the University Council; Vice President:2012 -
Inauguration: June, 2012
Professor ZHU, born in February, 1965 in Zongyang, Anhui Province, is responsible for Xuancheng Campus and talent training of Hefei University of Technology.
Professor ZHU obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering from Hefei University of Technology in 1986 and his Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in 1989, after which he worked for 7 years at Maanshan Institute of Mining Research on rock mechanics studies. From 1989 to 1996, he pursued his doctoral program at Nanjing College of Military Engineering (now PLA University of Science and Technology) in Disaster Prevention and Reduction Engineering & Protective Engineering. He worked for his postdoctoral program at Hohai University from 1999 to 2002, during which he was also a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Alberta. Before working at HFUT in 2006, Professor ZHU was an associate professor at PLA University of Science and Technology. He was commissioned successively at HFUT as Professor, PhD Supervisor, Dean of School of Civil Engineering, Director of Educational Administration Department, Vice Dean of Graduate School before he was elected Vice President in 2012. He was appointed as Vice Chair of the University Council in December, 2013.
Professor ZHU’s academic focus areas are geotechnical and underground engineering, landslide and geographical hazard treatment, and hydraulic structure and water resource engineering. He has presided over more than 20 academic programs supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China，etc. and published over 80 papers on Geotechnique, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, China Civil Engineering Journal, Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, etc.. Moreover, he has won dozens of provincial and national awards, including National Award for Progress in Military Science and Technology (CSRME), Award for Progress in Science and Technology in Anhui, Gold Prize in Science and Technology for Young Scholars, China Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering, etc.. He was granted with special government allowances of the State Council in 2010.
Professor ZHU also serves as Member of Commission on Case Histories, International Society for Rock Mechanics, Senior Member Staff of Ground Engineering Institute CSRME, Executive Member of Anhui Society of Civil Construction, Deputy Director of Anhui Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering and Executive Member of Anhui Highway Society. He is also an editorial member of Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering and Journal of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Engineering.
Prof. ZHU is also in charge of student enrollment, education quality management and evaluation as well as faculty development.