Dr. Hongzhi Zhang holds three degrees in mathematics, chemistry, and chemical engineering, and has been working on US defense-lab funded projects since 1998. He is the developer of the Utah Surrogate Mechanisms, which was selected by the US air force recently for the air-breathing, liquid-fueled Scramjet project (up to Mach 15). Most of his work cuts across the traditional fields of chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and mechanical engineering. He is funded by the Royal Society for North American visiting scientists for next 8 weeks to further develop existing collaborative efforts with Dr. Kraft on soot formation and fuel chemistry.
ref: Technical Report 174, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2016 by Martin J Kleinelanghorst, Li Zhou, Janusz Sikorski, Eddy Foo Yi Shyh, Kevin Aditya, Sebastian Mosbach, Iftekhar Karimi, Raymond Lau, Sushant Garud, Chuan Zhang, Ming Pan, Joymala Moirangthem, Yuhao Sun, Pulkit Chhabra, Khamila Nurul, Daryl Yong, Yi Ren Sng, Gehan Amaratunga, Jan Maciejowski, Hadinoto Ong, Sanjib Panda, and Markus Kraft