Liangchi Zhang

Chair Professor |College of Engineering, Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Liangchi Zhang is a Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China. He is also the Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (FTSE). Zhang obtained his BSc and MEng from Zhejiang University, PhD from Peking University, China, and DEng (higher doctorate) from the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining SUSTech, he has worked at the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney, Australia, University of Cambridge, UK, National Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, MITI, Japan, and Zhejiang University, China. Zhang carries out research on both the fundamentals and industrial applications in the cross-disciplinary field of advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, tribology, nanotechnology, solid mechanics, precision optics manufacturing, bio-mechanics and bio-manufacturing. He has published extensively in his research areas and his research outcomes are well received by peers. His technologies have led to significant economic benefits for manufacturing industry. Zhang has been granted many awards and honours, and has served as editor-in-chief and member of editorial boards of many international journals and technical book series, such as International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and Springer and Elsevier Book Series in Precision Manufacturing, Surface Engineering and Tribology.


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Fundamentals and industrial applications in the cross-disciplinary field of

advanced manufacturing,

functional materials and metamaterials



solid mechanics,

bio-mechanics and bio-manufacturing,

precision optics manufacturing

mechanics of additive manufacturing



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Founded in December 2015, the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of departments in the College of Engineering of SUSTech. It aims to establish a world-leading department in mechanics and aerospace engineering, covering various research areas such as fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, aeroacoustics, combustion, and system control. The Department will learn from the best practice of peer departments over the world in order to develop into an international research institution that attends to the national strategic needs in mechanics and aerospace, cultivates outstanding innovative talents, and conducts frontier fundamental research and applied research with social impact.

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