Zhongwei Guan graduated in engineering mechanics from Sichuan University in 1982 in China. He visited the Applied Mechanics Division in UMIST, UK, as a Visiting Scholar in 1987. After spending two years in UMIST he entered the University of Bradford as a Research Assistant in 1990 and received his Ph.D. degree in structural engineering in 1993. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution to carry out research on polymeric structures until later 1994. He then joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Brighton in 1995 as a Lecturer. After a long period of service at Brighton, he joined the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool in 2005 as a Senior Lecturer. His expertise areas are lightweight composites (fiber metal laminates, PVC foam sandwich, CFRP tube sandwich, etc.) subjected to impact and blast, timber structures, and thermal/moisture mapping of microclimate environments with close contact with human body using microsensor technology. He has authored or coauthored over 115 papers. He is a chartered structural engineer and Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in UK. He was awarded an Invitation Fellowship by JSPS to visit Kyoto University in Japan, in 2002. He is a Visiting Professor of Sichuan University and Kyoto University. He also serves as a scientific committee member of a number of international conferences.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2013