York University
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Office: 435C Bergeron Center for
            Engineering Excellence
Phone: (416) 736-2100 x 77729
Email: gzhu@yorku.ca

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Zheng Hong (George) Zhu
PhD (Toronto; Shanghai Jiao Tong), MASc (Waterloo; Shanghai Jiao Tong), BASc (Shanghai Jiao Tong), P.ENG.

Tier 1 York Research Chair in Space Technology
Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Space Engineering Design Laboratory

Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada
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)
Senior Member of IEEE

International Journal of Space Science and Engineering

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

Current Mission - Space Debris Removal by Electrodynamic Tether

Research Projects

Laboratory Facilities




Open Positions

Deployment of tethered satellite on an inclined air-bearing turn table.
Visual-servo autonomous capture of a non-cooperative target by a robotic manipulator.