Faculty

Prof Yuan Zhang
 B.E PhD
Professor, College of Mechanical and Electronics Engineering
Associate Director, Material Handling & Control Research Institute
Shandong University of Science & Technology, Qingdao, Shandong P.R.China
Tel: +86532-80681260
Email: Linda.Zhang@lbhi.net

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor BE (Hons 1) Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University of Science & Technology(SDUST), China, 1995
Master BE (Hons 1) Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University of Science & Technology(SDUST), China, 1998
PhD, Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT) , China, 2008

EXPERTISE

Prof Zhang has extensive research and industrial consulting experience in the field of belt conveying. This experience was initially gained through her background in heavy industry with LBHI over a period of more than 10 years. Prof Zhang directs the research and consulting activities at Material Handling & Control Research Institute at SDUST in the area of belt conveying technology. She conducts many industrial consultancies including conveyor system design reviews and system optimization, especially for long distance curved belt conveyor systems. She also cooperate with TUNRA Bulk Solids of University of Newcastle, Australia for new developed technology in belt conveying area.

CAREER HISTORY

2012.11–to date Professor, College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, P.R China
2006.11–2012.11 Vice Professor, College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, P.R China
2005.4 ––to date Distinguished expert of LIBO Heavy Industries, Shandong, P.R China
2004.9 – 2008.3 Purchasing Doctor’s Degree, Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT) , China, P.R China
2001.9 – 2004.9 Lecturer, College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, P.R China
1998.9– 2001.9 Associate Lecturer, College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, P.R China

MEMBERSHIPS

Evaluation Expert of National natural science foundation, National Natural Science Fund Committee, China
Evaluation Expert of National Mechanical Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, China 
Evaluation Expert of Key Technology R&D Program in Shandong province, China
Editorial Board, Journal of Coal Science & Engineering(China)
Member and Engineers of Scientific research innovation team in Colleges and universities of Shandong Province

AWARDS

Shandong science and Technology Progress Award—First prize 2011.12
Shandong science and Technology Progress Award—First prize 2015.12
Shandong science and Technology Progress Award—Second prize 2014.02
China machinery industry science and Technology Progress Award—First prize 2015.12
China machinery industry science and Technology Progress Award—Second prize 2010.10
China coal industry science and Technology Award —Second prize 2010.08
Shandong Machinery Industry Association Science and technology award—First prize 2010.06
Shandong coal industry science and Technology Award —Second prize 2010.08
Taian science and Technology Progress Award —First prize 2010.08
Shandong outstanding contribution of young and middle-aged experts —2015
The sixteenth Shandong Youth Award—2013
Taian model worker —2012
National Heavy Machinery Industry outstanding scientific and technological workers—2012