Mr. Tianhang Zhang 张天航

PhD student (2020 - )

Research Centre for Fire Engineering

Department of Building Services Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Office: ZN 808



Mr Tianhang Zhang is currently a PhD student at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Master’s Degree (2020) from College of Civil Engineering and Architecture (CCEA) at Zhejiang University (ZJU), where he performed studies on tunnel fire dynamics and tunnel ventilation. He also got his BE (2017) from Zhejiang University (ZJU).


2017 - 2020, M.Eng, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University.

2013 - 2017, B.Eng, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University.


Research Interests

Compartment Fire, Smart Firefighting, Tunnel Fire and Ventilation.

Prizes and Awards

  • 2020 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong

  • 2018 National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

  • 2017 Outstanding Graduate of Zhejiang Province, Education Department of Zhejiang Province

  • 2016 National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China



  1. Zhang, T. , Wang G. , Hu H. et al. Study on temperature decay characteristics of fire smoke backflow layer in tunnels with wide-shallow cross-section. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. (2020) (under review)

  2. Zhang, X. , Zhang, T. , Hou, Y. et al. Local loss model of dividing flow in a bifurcate tunnel with a small angle[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A:Applied Physics & Engineering. (2019)

  3. Zhang X., Zhang T., Zhu K. et al. Numerical Research on the Mixture Mechanism of Polluted and Fresh Air at the Staggered Tunnel Portals[J]. Applied Sciences, 2018, 8(8).

  4. Zhang, X., Huang, Z. Zhang, T. et al. Scaled model test for ventilation characteristics of urban tunnels with Off-ramps[J]. China Journal of Highway and Transport, 32(05), 127-135. [in Chinese]

  5. Zhang, X., Zhang, T. ,Huang, Z. et al. Local loss and flow characteristic of dividing flow in bifurcated tunnel[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University (Engineering Science). 52(3) 440-445 [in Chinese]



Zhang T., Wang G., Wu K. et al . Experimental study of backlayering length and critical velocity in longitudinally ventilated tunnel fire with wide-shallow cross-section. 9th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security. May 5 – 7 2021 in Stockholm, Sweden (Accepted)


  • Wu K, Zhang T, Yin M et al. A fire tests system of underground traffic turning region. CN109712501A [P]. 2019.(Substantive examination)

  • Wu K, Zhang T, Qian D et al. An experimental facility for fog penetration characteristic measure of light. CN107782532A [P]. 2018.(authorized)

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