Jianqiang Zhang is an associate professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW where he received his PhD in 2000. On graduation he took a position as a research scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research in Germany.
Jianqiang returned to UNSW in 2003 as a research associate first, then a research fellow (ARF), a senior research fellow, a senior lecturer, and now an associate professor. Jiangiang's research is mainly in the field of gas-solid reactions at high temperature, including high temperature corrosion and processing metallurgy. Research emphases are on the reaction thermodynamics and kinetics, sustainable materials processing, phase transformation and characterisation, and high temperature materials development.