Emma (Xijin) Zhang

Mason CEIE assistant professor Emma Zhang
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering
Email: xzhang50@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-8892


Dr. Zhang's research focuses on addressing the challenges presented by climate change and its associated impacts. Her main interest lies in designing sustainable and resilient infrastructure through the use of innovative nature-based solutions, particularly emphasizing the application of fungi-mediated and fungi-sourced materials.


  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • MS, Architectural and Civil Engineering, Hebei University of Technology
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Hebei University of Technology¬†