Director, Economic & Industrial Planning
With over 29 years of experience in research, engineering design and urban master planning, Dr ZHANG Qingyu is currently a Director in Economic and Industrial Planning within the Urban Planning and Design division. Holding a degree of doctor of philosophy from the National University of Singapore (2001), he is an engineer by training and joined Jurong International in 2003. He focused his efforts on these key areas:
- Infrastructure engineering
- Port plan and design
- Regional strategic and industrial positioning studies
- Master plans for industrial towns
- Marine hydrodynamic and pollutant transport fate modelling.
Dr Zhang has previously held leadership positions, in which he oversaw a group of engineers, planners and architects with no fewer than 90 local and overseas projects, with focus on projects in China.
Prior to this, Dr Zhang studied and worked in Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS) as a research fellow and coastal process research group leader. He developed a general purpose, three-dimensional multilevel model, which can be applied to a wide variety of environmental problems and can operate at a variety of temporal and spatial scales in open channel flow, estuarine, coastal and ocean waters. Earlier in his career, Dr Zhang was a research Engineer and served as the head of a unit within the Institute of Yellow River Hydraulic Research, Yellow River Conservancy Commission (China) from 1989 to 1994.