Skip to main content Skip to local navigation

Zheng Hong Zhu

Zheng Hong Zhu

Picture of Zheng Hong Zhu
Zheng Hong Zhu

Eligible to Supervise

Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program




Office Location 435C Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence (BRG)
Phone Number (416)736-2100 ext. 77729

Research Specialization

Tethered spacecraft systems; Multifunctional materials; Additive manufacturing in space; Computational solid mechanics.

My research interests include computational solid mechanics, dynamics of mechanical systems, and numerical methods and their applications in the aerospace and defence industries. I am particularly interested in space tethers, such as the dynamics and control of tethered spacecraft systems and the application of electrodynamic tether control to the removal of space debris. Other applications include aerial refuelling systems, aerial cable-towed instruments, and underwater cable-towed systems. Additionally I am engaged in developing autonomous space robotics for on-orbit servicing. In support of many of these endeavours, I also study multi-functional composite materials and additive manufacturing in space.

Research Areas

Planetary Physics

Research Types

Computational, Experimental, Theoretical