Zhao Zhigang was born in Huanggang, Hubei Province, China. He received his Bachelor’s degree and master's degree from Ordnance Engineering College (PLA) in June 1999 and in March 2005 respectively. He received his Doctor's degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in June 2010. After finished the postdoctoral work at the Optical Engineering Post-doctoral Station of Shenzhen University in December, 2012, he joined Shenzhen University as a lecturer. He was transferred to Shenzhen Technology University in the end of 2016.
His main research fields include large-area high-resolution digital x-ray imaging and miniature spectrometer’s hyperspectral imaging. Now his research interest is embedded image data acquisition and processing based on ARM and FPGA. He has participated in many research projects, including the key program and major instrument program of National Natural Science Foundation of China. He was the principal investigator of a China Postdoctoral Science Foundation funded project, a China Postdoctoral Science Foundation specially funded project, a Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education, and a Science and Technology Innovation Commission of Shenzhen funded project. He has published more than twenty academic articles in domestic and foreign journals, nine of which were published with the Identity of the first author. He has five authorized patents, three of which were authorized with the identity of the first inventor.
He has undertaken three undergraduate courses, which are Analog Electronic Design, Embedded System Design and EDA Design. He has also undertaken more than two postgraduate courses, including Verilog Language and Electronic Design, Principle and Technology of Embedded System. He has organized and guided the undergraduates participating in different levels of academic competitions, such as “Challenge Cup” National College Student Extra-curricular Academic Competition, National College Student Optoelectronic Design Competition, and so on. He and his students have won many awards, including three national first prizes, and one national second prize.