Bachelor in Engineering, Shanghai (China) Fisheries University, 1982. Master of Science, University Reading, England, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Birmingham, England, 1989.
Assistant professor Shanghai Fisheries University, 1982-1986. Postdoctoral fellow University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1990-1992. Senior research fellow Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research, 1992-1996.
Technical development manager Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd., Singapore, 1996-1997. Technical manager Pepsico Restaurant International, Singapore, Asia, since 1997. Consultant Tay Miang Huat Distillery Pte Ltd., Singapore, 1992-1996, Piscean Chemicals Pte Ltd., Malaysia, 1993-1996.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Canada Society for Chemical Engineering, Chemical Institute of Canada.
Married Valerie Chunling Lin, October 6, 1989. Children: Stella Letian Zhang, Bridget Lechen Zhang.