Fanli Zhou is one of the founders and currently the CEO of Suzhou Tongyuan Software & Control Information Technology Co., Ltd. (Tongyuan), a leading software company with business and research focus on system design and simulation tools for complex equipment. He is also the member of the Modelica Association, and the member of the China Aviation Electrical Engineering Professional Committee.
For over 20 years, Fanli Zhou has devoted himself to the research of MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering), multi-domain unified modeling and simulation, and multibody system dynamics. Since 2001, he started development of multi-domain unified modeling and simulation technology, its software platform, as well as its application in major engineering projects. He is the leading efforts in development of MWorks, the new multi-domain modeling and simulation software platform, which is now widely used in aviation, aerospace, automobile, energy, mechanical engineering and other high-end manufacturing equipment industries.
Fanli Zhou has Ph.D in Engineering and been named the selected Suzhou Industrial Park Science&Technology leading talent for his achivement in both business and acedemics. He is the author or translator of two books of system modeling and Modelica.