Biography

Qiang Zhang

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Department of Biosystems Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V6, Canada
E-mail: zhang@cc.umanitoba.ca
phone: (204)474-9819
 
ACADEMIC TRAINING
 
1987                 Ph.D.  The Pennsylvania State University         Agricultural Engineering
1985                 M.S.   The Pennsylvania State University         Agricultural Engineering
1982                 B.S.    Hefei Polytechnic University Mechanical Engineering
 
CAREER
 
2000 -      Professor, Department of Biosystems, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2010         Acting Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,Manitoba, Canada
2000-09   Head, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1995-00   Associate Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1998-99   Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA (on sabbatical leave)
1989-95   Assistant Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1988-89   Research Associate, Department of Biosystems (Agricultural) Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1987-88   Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Agricultural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
 
RESEARCH AREAS
Grain storage ecosystems
Mechanics of granular materials and bulk solids handling
Animal production environment
Air pollution from intensive livestock operations
 
Publications
SCI/EI papers: 66; Book chapters: 1; Conference proceeding papers: 25; Full length conference papers 118; Technical reports: 28.
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE):
  2005-07   Vice President (Technical)
  2012-13   President
Canada Committee on Crops
  1997-00 Member
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
  1997-06 Agricultural Guidelines Development Committee, Member
  2006-07   Greenhouse Think Tank, Member
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba
  1990-       Member (registered Professional Engineer, or P.Eng.)
  2006-       Academic Review Committee, Member
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  2012-13 Trustee, Board of Trustees
Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers (AOC)
  2003-04   President
Yangling International Academy of Modern Agriculture
  2010- Vice President (Overseas)
Transactions of the ASAE
  1999-01   Associate Editor, Structures and Environment Division
Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering
  2001 Member, Editorial Board
International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  2008- Vice Chair, Editorial Board
Association of Chinese Professors in Manitoba
  2009-10 President
 
HONORARY APPOINTMENTS
  2009         Guest Professor, Chengdu Grain Storage Research Institute, P.R. China
  2008         Guest Professor, Zhejiang University, P.R. China
  2008         Honorary Dean, Food Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Nanjing, P.R. China
  2007         Guest Professor, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, P.R. China
  2006         Guest Professor, Shenyang Agricultural University, College of Engineering, P.R. China
  2004         Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering (CSAE/SCGR) John Turnbull Award
  2004         Honorary Professor, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan, P.R. China
  2004         Award of Appreciation, Aventis Biotech Challenge
 
 

 

 
  LINKS
  U.S. Pork Center of Excellence U.S. National Pork Board Canada. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare - University of Guelph
  U.S. Egg Industry Center U.K. Farm Animal Welfare Council China Agricultural University
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