Prof. DENG Zigang (China)

ExperienceZigang DENG is currently a professor, doctoral supervisor and the provincial innovation team leader of High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Maglev technologies at State Key Laboratory of Traction Power of SWJTU. His research interests focus on High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Maglev technologies for rail transit applications and Evacuated Tube Maglev Systems. Under Prof. Deng’s organization and execution, the first manned HTS Maglev Ring Test Line in China and the world's first Evacuated Tube HTS Maglev Vehicle Test System were developed successfully. These progresses have been widely reported by CCTV, BBC, ARTE, SRF, IEEE Spectrum and so on. He has presided over 10 projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Sichuan Youth Science and Technology Fund, and Overseas study returnees launch funds. Up to now, he has published over 120 scientific papers, three book chapters and 40 patents.

EducationIn 2004, Zigang DENG received the B. E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), in Chengdu, China

In 2009, he received Ph.D. degree in Transportation Engineering from SWJTU, in Chengdu, China

In 2009.10-2011.10, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT).

Research InterestHigh Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Maglev & Evacuated Tube Maglev Transport.