Dr. Jun Zhang’s main interests and research focus are in sustainable design and manufacturing, product service system design, user centered design and user experience design. He leads a course in product design at the Design School of Hunan University and is the coordinator of DESIS-Lab. Jun is also the vice-director of the China-Italy Design Innovation Center (HUNAN).
After a one-year exchange for his research at Milan Polytechnic University in 2010, he co-founded the first sustainable design study platform in China together with Tsinghua University and has always been committed to promoting this field in his home country.
Since 2012, Jun organized several workshops related to sustainable design, including the 3rd International Upcycling Design workshop sponsored by the British Council.
He also has been active for the past 4 years in a joint cross-disciplinary research program together with researchers from the UK, US and China. This program focuses on bike-sharing systems in China, from a design, management and transportation planning perspective. Jun published 4 original research papers through this research.