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Defence Technology Editorial Board


Changgen FENG

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

FENG Changgen: Editor-in-chief
Dr. Feng earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Leeds, UK in 1983. He is a Chair Professor at the Mechanics and Engineering Department of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in Beijing, China. In addition, he served as Vice President of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) in 1997-2001 and Executive Secretary of CAST in 2001-2011, as well as Vice-president of BIT in 1999-2001.

Research Interests
Generalized thermal explosion theory and generalized theory of ignition, including theory of ignition by hot wire, analytical equations of time-to-ignition, influence of reactant consumption on ignition, variable thermal conductivity cases, and parallel exothermic reaction cases, dynamic problems of thermal explosion, thermal stability of CSTR, complicated explosion phenomena and non-linear chemical kinetic models.

Professional Activities and Awards
Board of Directors of the China Scientific and Technological Development Foundation in 1992-2006, Vice president of the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education in 1998-2008. Prof. Feng has received numerous awards, including China Youth Science and Technology Prize (1986), Royal Society K.C Wong Fellowship Award (1988), Ten Outstanding Youth of All China (1989) One of eight The Outstanding Young People (1989) and National Outstanding Researchers (1997).

Executive Editors-in-Chief

Baoming Li

China Academy of Ordnance Science, China

Li Baoming: Associate editor-in-chief

My surname is Li and my given name is Baoming. I was born in 1966 in China and obtained my PhD degree in Ballistics from Nanjing University of Science and Technology in 1992. I am now a professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology and director of the National Key Laboratory of Transient Physics. As a leading expert in ballistics, I have been appointed as the principal scientist of China Academy of Ordnance Science since 2012. In addition, I am also a standing vice director of China Ballistics Society.

Research Interests

My main research interests are on hypervelocity launching, hypervelocity flight, hypervelocity impact, plasma physics, pulsed power system, applied electromagnetic, thermal physics and transient measurement and test. More than 100 of my papers have been published in a wide variety of international and Chinese academic journals.

Professional Activities

I have been appointed as the Publications Committee Chair and Publications Editor of the IBS from May 2016. My experiences not only offered me a deeper understanding of professional publishing, but also brought out my passion to contribute to Defense Technology at a greater level.


Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Clive Woodley is a world expert on the mathematical modelling of the internal ballistics of guns and, in particular, modelling the ignition and combustion of energetic materials. He has contributed to the internal ballistics modelling of many of the gun systems used by the UK Armed Forces.

Clive recently applied his knowledge of the ignition and burning characteristics of gun propellants to the development of tools to predict the Insensitive Munition (IM) response of explosive-filled stores - providing critical insight into understanding the 'burn to violent reaction' mechanism in explosive materials.

His work has included developing innovative numerical modelling techniques to assess the risks and potential performance gains of novel gun systems, such as liquid propellant guns and electric guns. Clive's pioneering multi-phase flow modelling techniques for accurately predicting the ignition and combustion of propellants are now being extended to pyrotechnic flares and the hazard response of energetic materials.

The first person in the world to identify enhanced combustion of propellants due to plasma, Clive led the successful development of ground-breaking theories to model and understand the phenomenon.

Clive's other accomplishments include:

  • Leading a TTCP collaborative programme, involving Australia, Canada, the UK and the US, on two-phase flow interior ballistic modelling.
  • Pioneering modelling techniques to simulate the ignition and combustion of modular charge systems.
  • Advising the MoD DE and S on critical procurement and in-service issues, resulting in safer and better-performing weapons systems.
  • An industry partnership with Fraser-Nash Consultancy has resulted in a commercially-available software product containing a variant of Clive's internal ballistics simulation tools, which is currently being purchased by a number of international defence organisations.

    Clive is frequently invited to chair technical sessions at the International Symposium on Ballistics, and he is President and Membership Chair of the International Ballistics Society.

Associate Editors-in-Chief

Peng-wan Chen

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Xiao-Wei Chen

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Qun Hao

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

HAO Qun: Associate editor-in-chief
Dr. Hao obtained her Ph.D. in Optical Instruments from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1998. Following research experience, she is a visiting professor at Case Western Reserve University, in USA (2011.1-2011.7) and a guest researcher at the University of Tokyo, in Japan (1999.12-2001.2). She is currently a professor at Optoelectronics of Department of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in Beijing, China, and served as Dean of Optoelectronics of Department at BIT.

Research Interests
Measurement technology and intelligent instruments, Imaging system and technology, Precision measurement for bionics study.

Professional Activities and Awards
Director of Chinese Society for Measurement, director of China Instrument and Control Society, vice chairman of Optics Council and Photonics Council in China Ordnance Society, vice chairman of Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education of Bionic Robot and System. Prof. Hao has received numerous awards, including Trans-Century Training Programme for Talents by the State Education Commission (2003) and Youth Science and Technology Award of China Ordnance Society (2007).

Bo Janzon

SECRAB Security Research, Sweden

Janzon Bo: Associate Editor-in-chief
Dr. Bo received a M.Sc. (Eng. Phys., 1968) from the KTH, Stockholm and a Ph.D. (Med. Sci., 1983), from the Göteborg University, both in Sweden. He is Owner/CEO of SECRAB Security Research, Sweden, active in research and technology for security and defence, and a Director of Trace-in-Metal Ltd., UK, working with metal anti-theft marking. He is a Professor (h.c., 2008-) of Ballistics at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China and was Adjoint Professor of Energy Technology at the Mälardalen University (2010-2013). He worked at the FOI/FOA, Sweden (1968-2007), among other as Director/ Founder (1994-2002) of the Weapons and Protection Division, as Research Director and Section Head.

Research Interests
Explosives detection and protection, weapons, ballistics and physical protection, IED, UXO and mine clearance, demining, terrorism, counter-terrorism, protection against organized crime, wound ballistics and forensic ballistics, advanced rock drilling and blasting, shaped charges and deep underwater blasting. Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences (KKrVA), founding Fellow and Executive Board member of the International Ballistics Society (IBS), member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (Sveriges ingenjörer). He is an Associate Editor of the scientific journal "Defence Technology" (China), and of the noted "Journal of Applied Mechanics" (USA). Prof. Bo has managed organizations with over 100 scientists, many large national and international projects and written over 100 scientific papers and reports.

Alexey Smolin

Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

Lemi Türker

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Lemi Türker: Associate editor-in-chief
Lemi Türker is a Professor at the Chemistry Department of Middle East Technical University (METU). He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from UEA (England) in 1977. There he specialized in synthetic organic chemistry and computational chemistry.

Research Interests
He interested in chemical topology, graph theory and computational chemistry as well as fuel cells, fullerenes, hydrometallurgy and synthetic organic chemistry on the field of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions, pheromones, dyes and pigments and explosives.

Professional Activities and Awards
He is the author of nearly 400 scientific publications in diverse field and author of five book chapters. He was the member of editorial board of "Acta Chimica Hungaria" and is already member of "Central European Journal of Energetic Materials" and "Defence Technology" journals. He has published more than 50 articles about explosive materials. He received various appreciation awards including ACS Publications and Scopus-Elsevier (Turkey). He was also the member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry (2004 and 2010).

Zhong-yuan Wang

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Zhongyuan Wang earned his Ph.D. in exterior ballistics at Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China in 1988. Following appointments as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor at NUST from 1988 to now, Dr. Zhongyuan Wang became the dean of the School of Energy and Engineering (NUST) and the director of China Ballistics Research Laboratory (CBRL) in 1998. He currently is still the director of CBRL and leader of the Flight Control Technology of Guided Projectiles Group at NUST.


Research Interests

Modern exterior ballistics, including aero-ballistic design, approximate and numerical methods for aerodynamic prediction, firing tables, navigation, guidance, and control for guided projectiles, trajectory simulation, exterior ballistics through water, techniques for projectiles with hypervelocity, and techniques for course correction.


Professional Activities and Awards

Fellow, founding lifetime member, and board of directors of International Ballistics Society, Fellow of China Ordnance Society, Chair of China Ballistics Committee, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ballistics, Associate editor-in-chief of Defence Technology, Editorial board member of ACTA ARMAMENTARII, and Editorial board member of Journal of Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Dr. Zhongyuan Wang has been recognized through numerous awards, including Specially Hired Professor of Yangtze River Scholar Program (2000), Achievement Award of National Excellent Returned Overseas Scholars (2003), National Award of Millions of Talents (Rank A), and Award of National Defence Innovation Group (2007). He is also a supervisor of Ph. D candidates and post-doctors.

Chuan Xiao

China North Industries Group Corp, China

Researcher Xiao graduated from Beijing Institute of Technology in July 1990.

Research Interests:

Energetic materials, Explosion damage technology

Professional Activities and Awards:

Chief Scientist of China North Industries Group Corporation Limited, Chief Engineer of China North Chemical Indusrties Group Co., Ltd.

Editorial Advisory Board

Sukratu Barve

Savitribai Phule Pune University, India

Victor Becerra

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Gabi Ben-Dor

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Ezio Cadoni

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland

Lang Chen

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Qian Chen

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Qiang Chen

No 59 Institute of China Ordnance, China

Douglas M. Coldwell

University of Louisville, United States

Lanhong Dai

Institute of Mechanics Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Luigi T. De Luca

Polytechnic University of Milan, Space Propulsion Laboratory, Italy

Nicolas Eches

Nexter Systems SA, France

Leonid L. Fershtat

Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

Boris E. Fridman

Institute of Problems of Electrophysics of Russian Academy of Science

Amit Gefen

Tel Aviv University Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering, Israel

Michael Gozin

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Markus Graswald

TDW GmbH, Schrobenhausen, Gemany

Mustafa Guden

Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

Hng Huey Hoon

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Kevin Jaansalu

Royal Military College of Canada, Canada

Chunggil Kang

Pusan National University, Korea, Republic of

Hokamoto Kazuyuki

Kumamoto University, Japan

Ernst-Christian Koch

TU Kaiserslautern University, Germany

David Lempert

Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics RAS, Russian Federation

Qing-ming Li

The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Dong-guang LI

North University of China, China

Qian Lin-fang

Northwest Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Yan Liu

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Guo-xing Lu

Nanyang Technological University, Australia

Alexander Lukin

Western Caucasus Research Center, Russian Federation

Qiu-ju Ma

China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), China

G Magudeeswaran

PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, India

Thelma Manning

US Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center, United States

Meir Mayseless

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

John F. Moxnes

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Norway

Gerald Nurick

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Tiziano Li Piani

Technical University of Delft, TNO, Dutch Defense Academy, Netherlands

Timon Rabczuk

Bauhaus University Weimar Institute of Structural Mechanics, Germany

G.Madhusudhan Reddy

DRDO Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, India

Daniel Rittel

Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

S.M. Sapuan

Putra Malaysia University, Malaysia

Andrey V. Savkin

University of New South Wales, Australia

Zhu-feng Shao

Tsinghua University, China

Rui-qi Shen

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Victor P.W. Shim

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Gennady Shvetsov

Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

Vadim Silberschmidt

Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Muhamed Suceska

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Zeman Svatopluk

University of Pardubice, Czech Republic

Vincent B.C. Tan

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Ying Tan

Peking University, China

En-ling Tang

Shenyang Ligong University, China

Ran Tao

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Cheng Wang

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Adam Wisniewski

Institute of Aviation, Poland

Yan-qing Wu

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Li Yang

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Richard Yetter

Pennsylvania State University, United States

Jai-ick (Jack) Yoh

Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of

Vladimir E. Zarko

Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion SB RAS, Russian Federation

Qingming Zhang

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Jian-guo Zhang

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Xiao-bing Zhang

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Han Zhao

Sorbonne University Pierre and Marie Curie Campus, France

Quan-min Zhu

University of the West of England Bristol, United Kingdom

Xiaoying Zhuang

Tongji University, China

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