Zhibing Zhang
Zhibing Zhang

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United Kingdom


University of Birmingham, School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Zhibing Zhang BEng MSc PhD DSc CEng FIChemE EurASc FREng is Leader of Micromanipulation and Microencapsulation Research Group, and Co-Director of the China Institute at the University of Birmingham, UK. Moreover, he is Director of Microforce Measurement Ltd UK, Vice President of World Bioprotection Forum, Member of Sino-British Engineering Technology Cooperation Steering Committee, Assessor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Microencapsulation, member of the International Advisory Board of Particuology, and Associate Editor of a new journal Health Engineering, and Member of EPSRC Peer Review College & Engineering Panel.

He earned his BEng in Chemical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology, China in 1982, MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai in 1985 and 1988 respectively, and moved to the University of Birmingham, UK in 1989. He has severed as a member of International Committee of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, an assessor for Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Accreditation and a panel member for IChemE Education and Accreditation Forum, UK representative to the Management Committee of European COST 840 on Bioencapsulation Innovation and Technologies, and member of Consumer and Diversified Products Division Committee of Controlled Release Society, USA. He has collaborated with > 50 international and national companies, and his research has contributed to commercialisation of a number of functional products which are sold worldwide.

He has published >210 peer reviewed papers and > 280 other publications
including book chapters, conference papers and patents, and given numerous
plenary, keynote and invited lectures at international/national conferences, academic institutions and companies. He is a Finalist of the IChemE Global Awards 2014 in the category of Innovative Product, and Winner of the World Biopesticides Summit Award 2019 in the category of “Best Industrial Collaboration”.