Prof. Zijian Guo is a professor of the State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering at Dalian University of Technology (DUT). He also serves as director for Institute of Harbor and Offshore Engineering and Research Center for Port Development of DUT. He has a Ph. D. in Traffic and Civil Engineering from Nihon University (1995), a Master’s degree in Traffic and Civil Engineering from Nihon University (1992), a Bachelor degree in Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering from DUT (1987). He is the current member of Education Steering Committee of water conservancy major in Colleges and Universities of Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Vice-Chairman of Professional Committee on port waterway and coastal engineering major of China Association of Hydraulic Engineering Education, and Vice-Chairman of Education Steering Committee of water conservancy major in Colleges and Universities of Liaoning Province. Additionally, he is also the Executive Director of China Research Society of Transportation and Logistics, and serves as the evaluation expert of the National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, the Water Transport Engineering and Traffic Support System Engineering Design of Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China, and the Navigation Safety Expert of the People’s Republic of China. He is also the member of the Safety Production Expert Group of Liaoning Province, the Liaoning Provincial Government Consultative Committee, the Consultative Committee of Dalian Municipal Government, the Dalian Society for Oceanography, the Dalian Society of Logistics and Superintendent of grant program, and the Director of Motions Committee of Dalian Municipal Government of Jiusan Society.
His research areas include smart port development, port planning, infrastructure planning, basic theory of port planning, transportation planning, etc. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and delivered more than 40 invited talks and nearly 80 other academic presentations. He is the leader of the "Strategic International Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation" Key Special Project, called “Joint R&D and Demonstration of Intelligent Construction of Large Port", under the National Key R&D program of China.
He was the owner of a third prize of Liaoning Province Natural Science Scholastic Attainment (“A numerical study of the effects of the T-shaped baffles on liquid sloshing in horizontal elliptical tanks”in 2016), a second prize of Liaoning Province Natural Science Scholastic Attainment (“A stochastic seaport network retrofit management problem considering shipping routing design” in 2016), a special award of Scientific and Technical Academy Awards of China Water Transportation Construction Association (“The technical research and engineering application of the key technology on the off-shore deep water port construction” in 2012), a first prize of Scientific and Technical Academy Awards of China Water Transportation Construction Association (“The research on the main parameters and lines of multi-channel of waterway” in 2010), a third prize of Liaoning Province Natural Science Scholastic Attainment (“The layout of the man-made bathing beach in Xinghai bay” in 2007), and a third prize of The Tech Awards of China Institute of Navigation (“The resources integration strategy of Liaoning ports” in 2006).