Dr. Weicheng CUI 崔维成 博士
Dr. Weicheng CUI
Chair Professor, PI
Dr. Weicheng Cui, obtained his Bachelor of Solid Mechanics, Tsinghua University, 1986, and Doctor of Structural Reliability, University of Bristol, UK, 1990. Returning to China in February 1993, he was employed by China Ship Science Research Center as a senior engineer and master’s supervisor. He was promoted to be a research professor and doctoral supervisor in 1995. In 1999, he was appointed as the Changjiang Professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University by Department of Education and served as vice dean of School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. In 2002, he was appointed as the Director of China Ship Scientific Research Center. He was also the Head of the Overall and Integration Project of Jiaolong and the First Deputy chief Designer. On May 17, 2013, as a representative of Jiaolong R&D and sea trial team, he was received by the top leader of the Party and the state, and was awarded the Medal and Certificate of “Manned Deep-diving Hero” at the subsequent commendation meeting. In 2016, he was named “Ten Science Stars of China” by Nature magazine. In 2013, he joined Shanghai Ocean University and founded the first Hadal Science and Technology Research Center in domestic universities. He was one of the early persons in China who introduced the new mode of industry-university-research cooperation of “state support + private investment” and “scientist + entrepreneur”, and initiated the project of “Rainbow Fish Challenging the Challenger Deep”. The goal is to develop the Hadal Science and Technology Movable Laboratory, which consists of full ocean depth manned/unmanned submersible vehicles. Climbing the peak of manned technology in the world and making positive contributions to fill the gap of Hadal Science in China. He has joined Westlake University full-time since September 2018 and has been appointed as Chair Professor in School of Engineering and the head of Deep-Sea Technology Research Center.
Innovative achievements have been made in the field of ultimate strength analysis method of marine structures, fatigue life prediction method, multidisciplinary design optimization method and its application in submersible design. More than 300 papers have been published in SCI and EI cited journals, ranking in Elsevier’s list of “China’s Highly Cited Scholars” in 2017-2019. Because of his outstanding contribution to the Jiaolong manned submersible development project, he won the Oceanology International 2013 Award for achievement in manned submersible technology in 2014 and the Blancpain Hans Hass Fifty Fathoms Award. He is the first person to win the award in Asia. In 2016, he was named “Ten Science and Technology Stars of China” by Nature magazine. In 2017, he was awarded the first National Innovation Competitive Talents Award. He is currently a member of editorial board in seven international journals, Marine Structures (1998-), Journal of Marine Science and Technology (2001-), Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (2002-), Ships & Offshore Structures, Design, Construction and Operation (2004-), Ocean Engineering (2006-), Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (2021-), Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Research (OLAR) (2022-).
1. Kang, Linlin; Lu, Xi-Yun; Cui, Weicheng*. (2022). Intermittent Swimming of Two Self-propelled Flapping Plates in Tandem Configuration. Physics of Fluids, 34:011905. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0078829 [PDF]
2. Wang, Zhenhua; Zhang, Boyu; Cui, Weicheng*; Zhou, Nanjia*. (2022), Freeform Fabrication of Pneumatic Soft Robots via Multi-Material Jointed Direct Ink Writing. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 307(4):2100813. https://doi.org/10.1002/mame.202100813 [PDF]
3. Chen, Hao; Li, Weikun; Cui, Weicheng*; Liu, Qimeng. (2022). A Pointwise Ensemble of Surrogates with Adaptive Function and Heuristic Formulation. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 65:113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-022-03202-3 [PDF]
4. Cui, Weicheng*, Pan, Lingli. (2022). Can One Really Disprove a Real Quantum Theory? International Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 12(1):1-6. https://doi.org/10.5923/j.ijtmp.20221201.01 [PDF]
5. Cui, Weicheng*. (2022). On the Trajectory Prediction of a Throwing Object Using New General System Theory. Philosophy Study, 12(2):53-64. https://doi.org/10.17265/2159-5313/2022.02.001 [PDF]
6. Li, Weikun; Chen, Hao; Cui, Weicheng*; Song Changhui; Chen Linke. (2022). Multi-Objective Evolutionary Design of Central Pattern Generator Network for Biomimetic Robotic Fish. Complex & Intelligent Systems, Accepted. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40747-022-00883-7 [PDF]
7. Luo, Bing; Cui, Weicheng; Li, Wei*. (2022). Active and Robust Twisting Morphing Wings with Geometric Constraints for Flying or Swimming Robots. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 27(5):4205-4210. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMECH.2021.3137951 [PDF]
8. Cui, Weicheng*. (2021). On Some Fundamental Issues About the Safety of Marine Structures. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 235(4):834-843. https://doi.org/10.1177/1475090220951027 [PDF]
9. Cui, Weicheng*. (2021). On the Philosophical Ontology for a General System Theory. Philosophy Study, 11(6):443-458. https://doi.org/10.17265/2159-5313/2021.06.002 [PDF]
10. Cui, Weicheng*. (2021). On an Axiomatic Foundation for a Theory of Everything. Philosophy Study, 11(4):241-267. https://doi.org/10.17265/2159-5313/2021.04.001 [PDF]
(1) Multidisciplinary design and development of the third generation of new bionic intelligent robotic fish-type unmanned/manned submersibles.
(2) Industrialization and application of second-generation deep-sea submersible technology.
(3) Fundamental research on the unified theory for large complex engineering systems.
西湖大学深海技术研究中心 Deep-Sea Technology Research Center at Westlake University
Address: Yungu Campus of Westlake University, No. 600 Dunyu Road, Xihu District, 310030 Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.