Plenary Speakers_MEPE 2020
Prof. Zaili Yang, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Zaili Yang is Professor of Maritime Transport at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. Prior to his current appointment, he was Reader in Maritime Transport (2010-2014) and a lecturer in Maritime Operations (2007-2010) at the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations, LJMU. He received his BEng in Maritime Transportation from Dalian Maritime University, China, in 2001, MSc in International Transport from Cardiff University, UK, in 2003, and PhD in Maritime Safety from LJMU, UK, in 2006. Prof. Yang¡¯s research interests are analysis and modelling of safety, resilience and sustainability of transport networks, particularly maritime and logistics systems. Prof. Yang has received more than ¡ê6m (located to LJMU only) external grants (¡ê4m as the PI) from the EU, UK EPSRC and UK DTI to support his research, including a prestigious ERC consolidator grant. Research funding support has also been received from government collaborators (i.e. UK MoD and Korean research collaborative funds) via PhD research projects. Prof. Yang has successfully completed 5 postdoctoral and 25 PhD projects. He currently has 1 postdoctoral researcher and 7 PhD students under his supervision in the research areas of maritime safety, logistics operation and port optimisation. His research findings have been published in more than 200 refereed papers in risk and supply chain areas, including more than 100 (90 SCI/SSCI-cited) journal and 100 conference papers. Prof. Yang is a member of 9 transport/maritime journals (e.g. Transport Research Part E). He has also served as a member of review boards for national research councils of USA, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, China and Hong Kong. He has received 10 paper awards and 3 research awards (e.g. Northeast Asia Logistics Award 2018).