We are pleased to announce that Ir Professor Ming ZHANG, Head of Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed as Chair Professor of Biomechanics with effect from 1 July 2021.
Prof. Zhang graduated from the Beijing Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Automation Control Engineering and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded a Doctor of Medical Engineering from King’s College, University of London, where he inspired applying the engineering knowledge to biomedical engineering research and education.
Prof. Zhang has a long-term relationship with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he joined the Rehabilitation Engineering Centre as a Lecturer in 1999 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2000, Associate Professor in 2005 and then Professor in 2008 in the Department of Health Technology and Informatics. He was appointed as the Director of Research Centre for Musculoskeletal Bioengineering from 2012 to 2017. He is also the Director of the Biomechanics Lab and the Head of Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2020.
Prof. Zhang is an internationally renowned and prominent scholar and his research is focused on biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and body support design applied to the fields of orthopaedics, sports science, and rehabilitation engineering. He has published extensively in more than 300 international and domestic journal publications and won a number of international awards, including the Natural Science Award (First-class) of 2015 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards by the Ministry of Education, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University President’s Awards for Excellent Performance/Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activities 2016.
He has also established or headed numerous academic committee for the development and scholarship of Biomechanics. Most notably, Prof Zhang is Councilor of World Council of Biomechanics (WCB), President of World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE), Chair of Chinese Society of Rehabilitation Engineering under both Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering and Chinese Rehabilitation Devices Association, Committee member of Chinese Society of Biomechanics, Committee member of Biomedical Division of Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, and Standing Council Member of Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering and Vice President of China Rehabilitation Devices Association. He also serves as Proposal Selection Panel Member for NSFC China and Hong Kong Research Grant Council.