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Zhang Guangdou

Zhang Guangdou
Native name 张光斗
Born (1912-05-01)1 May 1912
Changshu, Jiangsu Province
Died 21 June 2013(2013-06-21) (aged 101)[1]
Citizenship Chinese
Fields Civil Engineering
Institutions Tsinghua University
Alma mater Xi'an Jiao Tong University
University of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
Zhang Guangdou
Traditional Chinese 張光斗
Simplified Chinese 张光斗

Zhang Guangdou (1 May 1912 – 21 June 2013) was a specialist in hydraulic engineering, professor and vice president of Tsinghua University, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.[2][3]


Zhang graduated from National Chiao Tung University (now Xi'an Jiao Tong University) in 1934,[2] obtained his master's degree in Civil Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 1936, and a master's degree in engineering mechanics from Harvard University in 1937.[3]

Zhang was the chief designer of the

  1. ^ "Three Gorges Project veteran Zhang Guangdou death - News". 1912-05-01. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Biography of Zhang Guangdou". China Vitae. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "ZHANG Guangdou". Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences & Members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Beijing, China:  
  4. ^ 李江涛 (2013-06-22). 著名水利水电工程专家张光斗逝世 (in Chinese). eastday. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 


  • Zhang, Guangdou, ed. (2000). CFRD 2000 : proceedings : International Symposium on Concrete Faced Rockfill Dams : 18 September, 2000, Beijing, China. et al. Beijing: Organizing Committee of 20th Congress ICOLD.  
  • Zhang, Guangdou; et al. (April 1986). "Dynamic field measurement and analysis of Quanshui Arch Dam" (PDF). Scientia Sinica. Series B, Chemical, biological, agricultural, medical & earth sciences (Beijing, China: Science Press) 29 (4): 423–438.  
  • Zhang, Guangdou (April 1973). Construction of dams for water conservancy in the People's Republic of China. et al. Beijing.  


Zhang received numerous awards, including the Haas International Award from UC Berkeley (1981), the National Award for Technology Advancement (2nd Prize, 1985), the He-Lang-He-Li Technology Advancement Award (1995), and the Technology Achievement Award from Chinese Academy of Engineering (1996). He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1955, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1994.[2] He was also elected as a foreign member of Mexico National Academy of Engineering in 1981.[4]


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