Lihong Zhang

Lihong Zhang


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Dr Lihong Zhang currently teaches Innovation Management, Project Planning and Control, Applied Project Management to MSc programmes and Planning and Resource Management to NTU and Distance Learning Professional Development programmes. His research broadly focuses on Business Model Innovation and Digital Transformation for Future Engineering Projects – to develop Innovation Capabilities through sustained Project Learning. As PI he is currently supervising associates in a KTP project of over £400k to develop smart data business management systems for SMEs. 

Before joining University of Manchester Dr Lihong worked with Liverpool Business School and Central South University . His industrial experiences include China Construction Corp and National Ministry of Mechanical Engineering.


BEng in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

MEng in Engineering Management

MPhil in Management Studies in International Business Management

PhD in Management Studies in Innovation Management

PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in HE

Senior Fellowship HEA (SFHEA)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Senior Fellowship in HEA

Membership in EUROMA

Membership in APM/PMI

Membership in BMC

Membership of BAM

Research interests

My research interests broadly focus on: Project Design, development and Implementation of Complex Product-Service System. This includes project learning for business model innovation, project-based supply chain management, future manufacturing systems, digital project transformation, and sustainable project engineering. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Project Learning
  • Business models innovation
  • Digital transformation
  • Engineering operations
  • Sustainable supply Chain
  • Project Governance
  • future manufacturing system
  • smart data business and management


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