ZHANG Heping: 1982-1987 Undergraduate student, Tsinghua University; 1987-1990 Postgraduate student, University of Science and Technology of China; 1992-1995 Doctor student, University of Science and Technology of China; 1995-present, Associated professor and Professor, State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China.
Professor Zhang is the director of State Key Laboratory of Fire Science. He is presently Member of the Asia Pacific Association of Public Safety Science and Technology, Member of the China Occupational Safety and Health Association, Permanent Member of Anhui Association of Work Safety Science and Technology, Member of the National Work Safety Expert Group: Building Fire Protection, Member of the Steering Committee of Higher School University Safety Engineering, Member of the Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention, Editor of ‘Safety’ magazine, Member of the Building Fire Protection Technology Sub-institute of Architectural Society of China, and Permanent Member of Anhui Fire Protection Association. He was supported by the new century ‘Hundred, Thousand Ten Thousand Talents Project’ in China in 2009.
Professor Zhang’s current research interests include evolutionary theory of fire dynamics, fire behavior of building finishing materials, and fire risk evaluation and performance based fire protection design. He investigated the fire smoke movement characteristic in different structure buildings, proposed the reasonable simulation principle, and facilitated the development of smoke control theory and the exploitation of smoke control technology in enclosure fire. He established the international advanced full-scale experimental measurement platform of heat release rate, investigated the fire behavior of typical finishing materials in real fire scenario by using the ISO-Room method, proposed the fire behavior model of plywood, and provided the theory and technology support for building fire control and performance based fire protection design. Professor Zhang has presided or participated in more than 20 research projects supported by National and Province departments. He has also presided more than 100 state key projects of fire risk analysis and performance based fire protection design, including National Grand Theater, National Museum, several Gymnasiums of Beijing Olympic Game, etc.
Professor Zhang was awarded the second-class National Science and Technology Progress Prize, the first-class Anhui Province Science and Technology Progress Prize, and several Teaching Achievement awards. He has authored over 100 research papers of which more than 40 were indexed by SCI or EI. He has also got 2 enabling inventive patents and 2 software copyrights.