Zhong Qunpeng (1934.10—) is a professor and PhD supervisor of the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999).
He is a member of the graduate class of 1957 of Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now known as Beihang University), where he has been working hitherto. At present, he is the director of the Failure Analysis and Prevention Institute, and is the honorary director of the Academic Committee of Beihang University.
Prof. Zhong is well known for his contributions to the field of failure analysis and prevention. Since 1970s, he has carried out systematic and groundbreaking research on the mathematical model of ductile–brittle transition, the mechanism and control of cold brittle fracture, the failure analysis of pressure vessels, the two-parameter safety assessment of elastoplasticity, and the physical and mathematical model and quantitative reverse deduction of macro and micro fractures. He won two national scientific and technological progress awards, seven first prizes and four second prizes of provincial or ministry-level awards.