Faculty & Research
Liqun Zhang
Associate Professor of Design
Director of Design and Management Research Institute


Liqun Zhang was born in Hubei in 1969. He received his M.A. from the Department of Industrial Design, SJTU. After the master study, he went to U.K. and started a further study at the School of Art & Design, The University of Salford. He serves as a council member of Shanghai Society for Modern Design Theory and Methodology Research and the Vice Secretary of Shanghai Design Center.



Finalist of The 11th Osaka International Design Competition; The Second Class Prize of SJTU Excellent Teaching Achievement Award; SJTU Outstanding Teacher Award.


Research Projects and Publications

He has led multiple international collaboration projects including AsiaLink-International Design Management Network (sponsored by European Union), PMI2: UK- China Collaborative Partnerships in Employability & Entrepreneurship (sponsored by AHRC UK), 2010 Nissan Brand Concept Design (sponsored by Nissan Design Center). Moreover, he is the leader of the project Development of Maglev Inspection Vehicle, which is a sub-project of National 863 Projects. In academic publications, he has published several books and many articles (e.g. Home – From Traditional to Modern) in Chinese core technical journals. In addition, he possesses several utility model patents.


Research Interests

1.  Product Design and Strategy

2.  Design Management