MSc. Zhang, F.

PhD candidate 
Industrial Design

Academic Background

Fan Zhang gained his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and his master’s degree in Robotics at King’s College London. In November 2013, he joined the Delft Perceptual Intelligence Lab ( as a Ph.D. candidate in the section of Human Information Communication Design in the Department of Industrial Design. The Ph.D. project is within the EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) project PRISM (, Perceptual Intelligence of Illumination, Shape and Material. The goal of this Ph.D. project is to measure and model the perception of visual qualities of real materials.


  • 2012 - 2013
    MSc in Robotic, King’s College London
  • 2007 - 2011
    BEng in Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Specialisation / field of research

  • Perceptual Intelligence – Visual Qualities of Materials