Dr Zhou is an independent consultant. He has extensive experience in research, engineering, and teaching in the areas of rock mechanics and rock engineering, rock dynamics, and underground space technology. He had been involved in several major rock engineering projects in Singapore and providing technical advice to the Singapore government agencies on rock engineering and underground space. He lectures regularly at university underground and graduate programmes and professional training activities.
Dr Zhou is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore, Fellow of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (ISRM) and sits on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology. He is Director (Asia) and Board Member of the Associated research Centres for the Urban Underground Space and member of the Advisory Board for the ITA Committee on Underground Space.
Dr Zhou received the Defence Technology Prize 2018 Engineering (Individual) Award for his contributions in rock engineering in space creation and defence in Singapore. He was Assoc (Adj) Professor with Nanyang Technological University and Vice President for Asia of the ISRM. He previously served Vice President (Asia) of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM), President of the ISRM Commission on Rock Dynamics. He was twice featured in the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES) Who’s Who in Engineering in Singapore in 2013 and 2020