Hongzhong Zhu

Associate Professor, Kyushu University. zhuhongzhong@riam.kyushu-u.ac.jp


RIAM, Kyushu-U

6-1 Kasuga-Koen, Kasuga

Fukuoka, 816-8580, JAPAN

I’m an associate professor for offshore renewable energy at Research Institute for Applied Mechanics(RIAM), Kyushu University. My research of interests are motion control, mathematical optermization, floating offshore wind/wave energy conversion systems, and multi-body dynamics.

My PhD was at the department of electrical engineering and information systems, The University of Tokyo where I worked on high-precision motion control. Prior to this I studied control theory and convex optimization at Kyoto University and physics at Shanghai University of Electric Power.

I love running, playing badminton and basketball. I also prefer to DIY at home and programming.


Aug 12, 2023 Attended 1st Symposium on Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering @ Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Jul 22, 2023 Started this website.

selected publications


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    Optimal Semi-Active Control for a Hybrid Wind-Wave Energy System on Motion Reduction
    Hongzhong Zhu
    IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2022


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    A unified seakeeping and maneuvering analysis of multiple linked towing system with triangular Bodies
    Hongzhong Zhu, and Changhong Hu
    Ocean Engineering, 2021
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    A study on floating overhead power transmission system for offshore energy development: Design and modeling approach
    Hongzhong Zhu, and Changhong Hu
    Ocean Engineering, 2021


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    A study on a floating type shrouded wind turbine: Design, modeling and analysis
    Hongzhong Zhu, Makoto Sueyoshi, Changhong Hu, and 1 more author
    Renewable Energy, 2019