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Dr Jianping Zhang


Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute
Jordanstown campus
Room 27A10
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
+44 28 9036 6460
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Jianping Zhang is a Lecturer in Fire Dynamics and Materials at the School of Built Environment. He holds a BEng (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in China.

After obtaining his PhD on "Numerical modelling of pool fires and flame spread" at Kingston University in 2005, he joined the University of Ulster working as a research associate in the FP6 project PredFIRE-Nano, in which he was responsible for the development and validation of a complete methodology for predicting the burning behaviours of polymer nanocomposites based on intrinsic properties extracted from micro- and small-scale tests.

After PredFIRE-Nano, he worked in several FP7 projects including ENFIRO, AircraftFire and ELISSA as well as projects funded by local companies and UK government (Atomic Weapons Establishment). His research interests consist of fundamental experimental investigation of material flammability and fire dynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of flames and fires, numerical analysis of heat transfer and pyrolysis of solids, and application of quantitative risk analysis in fire safety engineering.

He has published widely in the fields of fire safety, material flammability and combustion, including two book chapters and more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Research publications

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Title Closing Date  
Fire Dynamics and Material Monday 19 February 2018 View Details
Human Behavior and Risk Assessment in Fire and Emergencies Monday 19 February 2018 View Details

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