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Biography Revised: 5/13/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Zhang Guangdou
Zhang Guangdou 张光斗
Expert on Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Engineering


Zhang Guangdou, male, Han nationality, is a native of Changshu, Jiangsu Province. Zhang graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University and received master's degrees from Harvard and the University of California

Zhang spent his career as a professor at Tsinghua University. For many years, his research focused on water conservancy and hydroelectric engineering. Zhang is regarded to have established the hydrotechnics and hydroelectric field in China and edited the text book "Hydrotechnical Construction" and several monographs. He also wrote the hydraulics test and research reports on Xin'anjiang Hydroplant and Fengman Hydroplant, test reports on Xianghongdian arch dam and Xiliu River arch dam, and theses on new dam type arch-abdomen dam, geomechanics model of arch dam abutment and antiseismic research on arch dams.

Zhang supervised the designing of inlet gate of People Victory Dyke, Miyun Reservoir and Yuzixi Hydroplant. He also participated in the planning and design of various water conservancy projects on the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers, such as the Gezhouba project, Sanmenxia projects, Danjiangkou project, Xiaolangdi project, Ertan project and Three Gorges Project.

Career Data

Author, ("Hydrotechnical Construction")
Professor, Tsinghua University Beijing Municipality
1994— Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering
1955— Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1936 Graduate, Harvard University USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge (Received Master's Degree)
1935 Graduate, Jiaotong University, Civil Engineering College Shanghai Municipality

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