Prof. Liang Zhang (PI in China) is the head of institute of ocean renewable energy system, College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University.
He has been engaged in extensive research on marine hydrodynamics and engineering since 1988. His early work includes dynamics of ships in waves which led to a major interest in wave load prediction. Subsequently this has been focused on the multi-body hydrodynamic interactions, marine renewable energy and offshore wind energy, particularly on the performance of floating power station in waves and currents.
He has published over 180 research papers on journals and conferences, granted around 20 invention patents, 5 awards and 5 books. He is Chief Member of OE sub-brunch of Renewable Energy Association of China, and Observer of IEA-OES ExCo, Chief Member of Heilongjiang Province Society of Mechanics, Academic Committee of Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Offshore Wind Power, Renewable Energy Key Lab of Chinese Acad