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Lihai Zhang

A/Prof - Infrastructure Protection & Mgmt
Infrastructure Engineering
Bridge structural health monitoring; UAV Inspection & aerodynamics
Cartilage mechanics & reactive transport; Bone fracture healing
Concrete corrosion
building cladding subject to hailstorm impact
science & technology
technology
engineering
engineering, civil
engineering, mechanical
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A/Prof

Lihai Zhang

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Porous media mechanics & Engineering reliability
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A/Prof

Lihai Zhang

 

Associate Professor Lihai Zhang is an academic staff member in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He is best known for his expertise in numerically modelling of fluid and structure interaction, mass transfer and reactive transport in deformed porous media, impact engineering as well as the development of advanced stochastic analysis methods.

A/Prof Zhang received his Master of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore with Research Scholarship in 1995. Following a successful ten-year career in industry, he went on the Melbourne International Research Scholarship to further his PhD study at the University of Melbourne and graduated in 2009. He has been employed at The University of Melbourne since obtaining his PhD. His expertise in interdisciplinary research gives him a leading advantage and a unique angle to solving outstanding engineering problems in both Civil Engineering (Infrastructure Asset Protection & Management) and Biomedical Engineering fields (Orthopaedic Biomechanics & Mechano-Biology). A/Prof Zhang has been successful in making use of strong and sustained external collaborations both within Australia, and internationally, to seek cash funding from both public and industrial sources (e.g. ARC, NHMRC and CRC) along with supports from industrial collaborators (e.g. China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson Medical) to produce a coherent body of knowledge that has been disseminated in high impact publications.

A/Prof Zhang has published more than 140 international journal papers, scholarly books & book chapters, and conference papers. He has been awarded more than 30 National and International Competitive Grants with a total of over AU$10 million. Notably, his success in ARC LP190100208 (Lead CI) was highly commended by Minister for Education (Australia) Dan Tehan and Senator for Victoria David Van. Significantly, A/Prof Zhang established the Melbourne–Chongqing Road Infrastructure Research Centre in 2020 (Founding Director) and the Melbourne–Shenzhen Rehabilitation Research Centre in 2015 (Founding Director). He is also an Adjunct A/Prof in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, and a Visiting Professor in Earthquake Engineering Research & Test Centre at Guangzhou University, China. Currently, A/Prof Zhang is a Fellow and Charted Professional Engineer of Engineers Australia. He has supervised/co-supervised more than 20 PhD students.

Selected Research Grants Awarded

  • ARC LP190100208 (Lead CI, $540k ARC cash; $300k Industry cash over three years)
  • ARC DP180100915 (Lead CI, $353k over three years)
  • ARC IH150100006 (CI, $5M over five years)
  • ARC LP160100259 (CI, $406k ARC cash; $306k Industry cash over three years)
  • NHMRC Project Grant APP1051538 (CI, $495k over three years)
  • Melbourne- Chongqing Research Centre for Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring of Road Infrastructure (Founding Director, $400k over five years)
  • Melbourne-Shenzhen Rehabilitation Research Centre (Founding Director, $630k over six years)
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical (Lead CI, $210k over three years)
  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC (CI, $660k over six years)

Projects

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28

Projects

Project Types


14

Research Grant


11

Research Contracts


3

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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News

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

International Computational Awards, 10th International Conference on Computational Methods

2013

Dyason Fellowship 2013 awarded to facilitate international collaboration on a variety of projects with International peers

The University of Melbourne

2008

Cook Memorial Fund for journal paper publication in 2007

The Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne

2005

Melbourne International Research Scholarship

The University of Melbourne

1993

Research Scholarship

The National University of Singapore

2019

FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


A/Prof - Infrastructure Protection & Mgmt

Infrastructure Engineering

Chartered Professional Engineer

Institution of Engineers Australia

National Engineering Register

Institution of Engineers Australia

Executive Committee Member

International Association of Applied Mechanics

Affiliate Member

Australian Orthopaedic Association

Executive Committee Member

Australasia Investment and Trade Association

Fellow

Institution of Engineers Australia

Certified Database Administrator

Oracle Corporation

Certified Programmer

Sun Microsystems

Education


PhD

University of Melbourne

MEng

National University of Singapore