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Zili Zhang

Associate professor


Ph. D., Civil Engineering, Aalborg University

M.S. (top 1%), Structural Engineering, Tongji University

B.E. (top 5%), Civil Engineering, Tongji University

Minor, Engineering Management, Tongji University

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Visiting scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China.

Postdoc, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Visiting Ph. D. researcher, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Visiting Ph. D. researcher, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Assistant Engineer, East China Electric Power Design Institute CO., LTD, Shanghai, China.

Research Interests

•Dynamics, damping and control of structures
•Offshore renewable energy structures (wind energy and wave energy)
•Stochastic dynamics and uncertainty quantification of loads and structures
•Fluid-structure interaction

Academic Memberships and Services

• Member of Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (DCAMM) (since 2013)
• Scientific committee member, GREENER 2019 Conference, Dublin, Ireland (09/2019)
• Session chair of “Renewable Energy Structures”, SEMC 2019 conference, Cape Town, South Africa (09/2019)
• Seminar co-organizer: “Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics for Wind Turbines”, Hunan University, Changsha, China (11/2018)
• Seminar co-organizer: “Analysis and Design of Offshore Wind Turbines”, Tongji University, Shanghai, China (11/2017)
• Reviewer for the following journals: Engineering Structures, Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), Wind Energy, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Journal of Vibration and Control, Ocean Engineering, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Energies, Renewable Energy Focus, Deep-Sea Research Part II, Structural Engineering International

Honors and Awards

• Best poster award, TORQUE 2018 conference, Milan, Italy (2018)
• AUFF starting grants recipient, Aarhus University, Denmark (2017)
• Outstanding reviewer for Engineering Structures, Elsevier (2017)
• Excellent master dissertation in Shanghai for the year 2013, Education Commission of Shanghai (2014)
• Prof. Zhaomin Wang Scholarship, Tongji University (2011)
• Tongji Architectural Design Co., Ltd Scholarship, Tongji University (2008)
• First-Class bachelor student of Tongji University (2006, 2007, 2008)