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Dong Zhang

Dr Dong Zhang BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Course leader for Railway Engineering


I am an experienced academic with a demonstrable history of working in the higher education industry. I am skilled in lecturing, curriculum development, public speaking, and industry collaboration.


I am a senior lecturer in Engineering Management at the Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University. I joined Sheffield Hallam University after a career at Royal Holloway University of London, where I obtained my PhD in Technology Management.

I received my MSc from University of Stirling in Scotland and my BEng from Jilin University in China. I am currently the course leader for Railway Engineering, a course that has strong collaborative relationships with the UK rail industry.

Specialist areas of interest

Engineering Management
Project Management in Engineering Context


Department of Engineering and Mathematics

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

I teach a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Project Management, Engineering Management, and general business studies for engineers. 


My research interests are mainly in the field of information representation and information retrieval in engineering. I am also interested in engineering project management, business information management, engineering technology management and knowledge sharing. 


Conference papers

Zhang, D. (2013). An evolutionary approach to automatic Chinese text segmentation. In Natural Computation (ICNC), 2013 Ninth International Conference on, Shenyang, China, 23 July 2013 - 25 July 2013 (pp. 771-776).

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome PhD projects in the areas of agile project planning, engineering project process improvement, and project risk assessment. 

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