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Zhe Li

Zhe Li




Title:Associate Professor



Dr. Li Zhe is since 2011 associate Professor at the Institute of Architectural Technology Research, College of Architecture, Tian Jin University, China.

He graduated 2008 as Doctor of Technical Science at Tian Jin University. From 2008 to 2010 he worked as lecturer at Tian Jin University. He is Member of the Great Wall Society of China. He is also Member of the National Key Lab of Ancient Building Surveying Technology, member of expert group of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

He is the initiator of "architectural low-altitude multi-data acquisition research " in China (since 2004) and designed and test the first low-vibration helicopter platform for LIDAR in China(max weight:40kg, with turbine shaft engine,2010), carried out the first Vtol-UAV based ancient building surveying experiment in China(the Wooden Pagoda of Ying Xian County,2007), completed the first Aerial Panorama VR System for large-scale architectural heritage in China (the East Tomb of Qing Dynasty,2012).

Main current research interests include:

UAV photogrammetry and laser scanning for architectural heritages

Advanced UAV Platform develop for LIDAR

Chinese ancient building surveying method and strategy in complex environment

physical and environmental data acquisition with UAVs and intergration with terrain Data

Planning and design for heritage preservation

RS for Archeology


Mar.2005-Jun.2008 Tianjin University

Ph.D Architecture Design and Theory

Title of Dissertation:Research of Low Altitude Remote Sense Technology Based on UAV in the Realm of Architecture and


Sep.2002-Jan.2005 Tianjin University

Master Architecture Design and Theory

Title of Dissertation:The Research of the Martial-defensive Settlements In the Region to the North of the Yanmen Pass

on Ming Dynasty in Shanxi Province

Research Focus: Preservation of ancient settlements close to the Great Wall

Sep.1996-Jun.2001 HeBei University of Technology

Undergraduate Architecture Design

Work Experience

Dec.2008-now Institute of Architectural Technology Research, Architecture College, Tian Jin University

92 Wei Jin Road, Nan Kai, Tian Jin

Associate Professor(since 2011)

Architecture Design Course for senior students,and Architectural Heritage Preservation

Aug.2001-Aug.2002 Yuan Zhen Architecture Design Co.

16-1601 Guang Yin Building, You Yi North Road, He Xi, Tian Jin

Assistant Architect

Architecture design

Awards and Group Memberships

Member of the Great Wall Society of China(since 2008)

Member of the Expert Group of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.(since 2012)

Award of Excellent Young Scholar in Tianjin University(2014)

Award of Innovative Scholar of Tianjin City(2014)


Li Zhe,Li Yan, Photogrammetric Recording of Ancient Buildings by using Unmanned Helicopters-Cases in China, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Geomatics (UAV-G Conference),Zurich, Swiss 2011.9

Li Zhe,Li Yan,A Display of Fengshui with Aerial Panoramic Roaming technology-Using the Eastern Qing Tombs as an Example,4th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology (ICRSA4),BeiJing, China 2012.10

Yu.Yan, Zhe.Li, Haoran.Shao, Research of Low-altitude Photogrammetry Implementation Strategy of China's Ancient Circumvallation-Project of Surveying and Mapping of Ming Dynasty Circumvallation (Southern Wall Section), 2nd International Conference on Mapping and Remote Sensing (ICMRS 2014) October 24-25, 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Li Zhe, Li Yan,The Best Way to Promote Efficiency and Precision of Laser Scanning for Ancient Architectures Mapping----An Ideal Rotary-UAV with Minimum Vibration for LIDAR, 2011 International Conference on Remote Sensing,Environment and Transportation Engineeriong, 2011.6

The Particularity of Aerial Photogrammetry for Architectural Heritages by UAV ,2012Inernational Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering,2012.6

Travel History

ETH Zurich, Switzerland(2015-2016, as a one-year visiting scholar funded by CSC)

NUS, Singapore (2015, attended a Workshop of Future City Lab)

Switzerland, Germany, Canada, US, Italy (2011-2016, conferences)