Gannon to Host Visiting Engineering Scholar from China
Posted: July 31, 2013
ERIE, Pa. - Gannon University will be hosting a visiting scholar
from China for the 2013-14 academic year. Zhong Hui, Ph.D., will
conduct research and teaching labs in the electrical and computer
engineering department of Gannon's College of Engineering and
Business. Zhong's 12-month appointment will begin Aug. 4.
Zhong served as an assistant professor and lecturer at Shandong
University in Jinan, China, since 1999. She earned her doctorate
(2009), master's (1999) and bachelor's (1996) degrees in electrical
engineering from Shandong.
Zhong taught courses in electric circuits and electromagnetic
fields each term and she's published more than 10 papers. Her areas
of expertise include electric machine design, dynamic modeling and
control, and analysis and numerical simulation of electromagnetic
field in electric machines.
"Gannon University values these collaborations," said Carolynn
Masters, Ph.D., R.N., Gannon's provost and vice president for
academic affairs. "Giving our students access to experts from
around the world will enhance their experience and we're honored
that Dr. Zhong identified Gannon as a place to continue her
This will be Gannon's first visiting scholar with full financial
support from a foreign country since 2007. Zhong was awarded a
scholarship to come to the United States under the State
Scholarship Fund of China's Scholarship Council, which is
affiliated with the Ministry of Education from the People's
Republic of China.
Zhong will work closely with Gannon assistant professor of
electrical and computer engineering Lin Zhao, Ph.D. They were
colleagues in separate departments at Shandong University from
1996-2001 and Zhong discovered Gannon through Zhao.
Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan university in Erie,
PA, offering nearly 100 academic programs, including doctoral
degree programs in physical therapy and organizational learning and
leadership. Gannon enrolls more than 4,000 academically talented
and diverse students.
Gannon University is dedicated to excellence in teaching,
scholarship and service. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual
Tradition, the University offers a comprehensive, values-centered
learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership,
inclusiveness and social responsibility.