Professor Hua Zhao
Professor Hua Zhao is currently the Vice Dean (Research) of the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Science at Brunel University London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the CEFG Board of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He graduated from Tianjin University China and obtained his PhD at the University of Leeds in 1989. He then worked as a research fellow at Cambridge University and Imperial College in London. Since 1994 Professor Zhao has been working at Brunel University and was the Head of Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering between 2010-2014.
Professor Zhao has collaborated closely with the automotive industries in UK and China and established strong academic links with many universities overseas. He has published several books and over 300 papers and was awarded a DSc in 2009.