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E-mail: zcui@pacific.edu
Phone: 209.946.2761

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Pacific Resources Research Center
Building 1150
Dr. Henghu Sun
School of Engineering and Computer Science

Zengdi "Cindy" Cui, PhD

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Circulation Economy & Sustainable Development at Shandong University of Science & Technology, China
  • M.S. in Computer Science at Wayne State University, USA
  • MBA at Shandong University of Science & Technology, China
  • B.S. in Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology at China University of Mining & Technology, China
  • B.S. in Computer Science at University of Windsor, Canada

Teaching Interests

  • Technology Transfer and Marketing
  • Database Systems and Database Applications
  • Computer Application for Engineering
  • Project-Based Software Engineering


  • University of the Pacific 2008 - present
    • Application Programming (COMP 101), 4 units, Instructor
    • Computer Applications in Engineering (ENGR 19), 3 units, Instructor
  • Wayne State University 2000 - 2002
    • Database Management I (5710), Teaching Assistant
  • University of Windsor 1999 - 2000
    • Database Management Systems (60-315), Teaching Assistant
    • Key Concepts in Computer Science (60-100), Teaching Assistant
  • Shandong University of Science and Technology 1992 - 1997
    • Urban Environment and Sustainable Development, Instructor

Research Interests

  • Project-Based Software Engineering
  • Cyclic Economy and Sustainable Development
  • Technoloyg Transfer and Marketing Strategy
  • Solid Waste Usage and the Ecosystem

Professional Experience

  • Professor, School of Resources and Earth Science, China University of Mining and Technology, China, 2011-present.
  • Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 2008-present.
  • Global Marketing Manager, Silica-Alumina Materials Inc., USA, 2007-present
  • Deputy Dean, Institute of Circulation Economy Engineering, Dalian University, China, 2006-2008.
  • Computer System Analyst, Stone Computer Inc., USA, 2003-2006.
  • Database Programmer, Schukra of North America, Canada, 2000-2003.
  • Visiting Scholar, Southern Illinois University, USA, 1997-1999.
  • Teaching Assistant, Shandong University of Science & Technology, China, 1992-1997.

Selected Publications in Recent Five Years

"Study on the Preparation And Properties of Coal Gangue Based Sialite Paste-Like Backfill material" by Cui Zengdi, Sun Henghu. Journal of China Coal Society (2010-06)

"The Fundamental Theoretical and Engineering Research on the Green Safe No Coal Pillar Mining Model by Mainly Using Coal Gangue Backfill" by Song Zhenqi, Cui Zengdi, etc,. Journal of China Coal Society (2010-05)

"Effect of phase separation structure on cementitious reactivity of blast furnace slag" by Li, Y.; Sun, H. H.; Liu, X. M.; Cui, Z. D., Science in China Series E: Technological Sciences 2009, 52, (2), 1-5.

"Sialite Composite Material Usage for Ocean Environment. International Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Infrastructure Applications - Focusing on Innovation, Technology Implementation, and Sustainability" by Sun, H. H.; Cui, Z. D.; Jain, R.; Yao, Y.,. Springer (In press).

"Effect of Slag Phase Separation Structure on Its Cementitious Reactivity" by Li Yu, Sun Henghu, Cui Zengdi. Science in China Series E: Technological Sciences, 2008

"Classification of Ecosystems and their Ecohydrogeological features in the main Karst regions of China." By Lu Y.R., Liu Qi, Cui Zengdi , International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems, Bowling Green, USA. 2007

"Empirical Study on Expertise during Increment Software Development" by Xu Shaochun, Cui Zengdi, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2007.

"Cognitive Process during Increment Software Development" by Xu Shaochun, Cui Zengdi, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2007.