Hui Zhang is a participant in the Rising Powers Initiative’s Nuclear Debates in Asia project with a research focus on China. Dr. Zhang is a senior research associate at the Project on Managing the Atom in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research includes verification techniques of nuclear arms control, the control of fissile material, nuclear terrorism, China’s nuclear policy, nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation, nuclear fuel cycle policies, and reprocessing.
Before coming to the Kennedy School in September 1999, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Princeton University from 1997-1999, and in 1998-1999, he received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, a MacArthur Foundation program on International Peace and Security. From 2002-2003, he received a grant for Research and Writing from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Hui Zhang received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics in Beijing in 1996.
Dr. Zhang is the author of several technical reports and book chapters and dozens of articles in academic journals and the print media including Science and Global Security, Arms Control Today, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, Disarmament Diplomacy, Disarmament Forum, Non-Proliferation Review, The Washington Quarterly, the Journal of Nuclear Materials Management, INESAP, and China Security.