Dr. Ping Zhang is an Associate Professor at the Division of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering, Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Sweden and also holds a position as Specialist at LKAB. Dr. Zhang obtained Bachelor (1997), Master (2000) and Ph.D (2004) degrees from Xi′an University of Technology in China and had over 20 years’ research, education, and industry experience.
In 2010, Dr. Zhang joined LTU as an Assistant Professor of Rock Mechanics. Since then, he has obtained funding from EU, Vinnova (Sweden’s innovation agency), Formas (Swedish Research Counsil for Sustainable Development), as well as the Swedish mining companies. Since 2008, he has been involved with the design of ground support under rockburst condition for Swedish mining industry. His research interests include rock failure process, rock dynamic mechanics, ground support and numerical analysis. Dr. Zhang is the author/co-author of more than 70 scientific publications.