Dr Jun Zang is a Reader (Associate Professor), and the Founding Director of the Research Unit for Water, Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR) at the University of Bath. Prior to joining Bath in 2007, she was a Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford. Before that, she took on various roles in both academia and industry after she graduated with a PhD in coastal and offshore engineering from Dalian University of Technology. She was the Chair of the PRIMaRE, a partnership of world-class research institutions based in the West, South, and South West of England for research in marine renewable energy for the academic year 2015-2016.
Dr. Zang’s research group at Bath is one of the international leading groups in developing and using advanced CFD tools in modelling complex free surface flows, violent wave impact on coastal and offshore structures, urban and coastal flooding, and the performance and survivability of wave energy devices.
She has led and participated in multiple national and international large research projects on various topics, which include EU funded project investigating violent wave impact on fixed offshore wind turbine foundations (as Project Leader), several wave energy related projects on the optimisation and survivability of WECs (as Bath Principle Investigator), and wave structure interactions (including CCP-WSI collaboration on wave-structure interaction). She is also a committee member of a couple of top international conferences in the field and chaired major conferences in recent years.