Aman ZHANG’s Project Got Selected by the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars

Recently, the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars got approved officially in 2019. Professor Aman ZHANGs project about “Underwater Explosion and Ship Damage was selected successfully. It has become another big achievement of our universitys faculty.


Aman ZHANG, born in 1981 in Wuning, Jiangxi Province, is a professor and doctoral supervisor.His research interests include explosion shock dynamics, fluid solid coupling dynamics and bubble dynamics. He has undertaken more than 40 scientific research projects including the key projects of:National key R &amp, D plan and NSFC. He has established the bubble load model of near-field underwater explosion, by putting forward the full coupling transient fluid solid model and calculation method of underwater explosion. This theory reveals the damage mechanism and law of near-field explosion to the structure. The research results have been applied to the anti- explosion and anti-impact evaluation and design of many new large-scale ships in China. He has won the first prize of scientific exploration, second prize of National technology invention, second prize in National Science and technology progress,second prize inNational teaching achievement, three first prizes in provincial and ministerial level and four second prizes.He has published more than 100 SCI papers in journals including: Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physical Review Fluids, Physics of Fluids, Computational Physics, CMAME, which have been cited more than 2000 times in the past five years, and 7 papers with high ESI. He has applied for more than 20 invention patents, published 3 books and 1 Navy standard.

He has served as the deputy director of the Ship Mechanics Academic Committee of China Shipbuilding Engineering Society,associate editor of SCI Journal of Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, and as the editor of Applied Ocean Research, Journal of Hydrodynamics and Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters. He has made more than 10 invited academic reports during the past five years.


The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars is a special fund approved by the State Council in 1994, which is organized, implemented and managed by the National Natural Science Foundation Committee.The fund supports young scholars under the age of 45, who have made outstanding achievements in independent choice of research direction, by carrying out innovative research. Hence, it aims to promote the growth of young Science and Technology talents, attracting overseas talents, by cultivating a group of outstanding academic leaders who have entered the world’s Science and Technology frontier. The “Outstanding Youth” fund is accepted once a year, and the evaluation process is very strict, having an average funding rate of no more than 10%. Over the past 20 years, “Outstanding Young Scholars” fund has become a highly iconic and influential high-end Youth Science and Technology talent funding project in China. A large number of National outstanding young winners have been elected as the academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which is an important platform for the growth and development of outstanding young and middle-aged scholars.


In 2019, NSFC has expanded the funding scale of “Outstanding Youth” fund to 300 for the first time, having a funding intensity of 4 million / item (total funding, Mathematics and Management Science of 2.8 million yuan / item), comprising of a funding period of 5 years.

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