York University
Photo of George Z.H. Zhu
Office: 437A Bergeron Center for
            Engineering Excellence
            11 Arboretum Lane
Phone: (416) 736-2100 x 77729
Email: gzhu@yorku.ca

Google Citation
Zheng Hong (George) Zhu,    P.Eng.
PhD:    University of Toronto and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
MASc: University of Waterloo and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
BASc: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Tier 1 York Research Chair in Space Technology
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Inaugural Academic Director, Research Commons, Office of Vice-President Research & Innovation
Director, Space Engineering Design Laboratory

Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE)
Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)
Fellow of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME)
Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
College Member of Royal Society of Canada (RSC)
Communication Member of International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Senior Member of IEEE

Editor-in-Chief:     International Journal of Space Science and Engineering
Co-Editor:               Acta Astronautica
Associate Editor: IEEE Access
Associate Editor: Transactions of The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology

Research Interests
  • Dynamics and Control of Tethered Spacecraft System and Space Robotics
  • Electrodynamic Tether Propulsion and Space Debris Removal
  • Computational Mechanics and Finite Element Method
  • Multi-functional Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing in Space

Current Mission - Space Debris Removal by Electrodynamic Tether

Research Projects

Laboratory Facilities



Open Positions

Ground testing of tethered satellite on an inclined air-bearing turn table
Micro-gravity testing of space tether deployment by parabolic flight
Autonomous spacecraft rendezvous testing on a free-floating air-bearing table
Visual-servo autonomous capture of a non-cooperative target by a robotic manipulator