School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Staff Profile

Dr Jie Zhang

Senior Lecturer

Background

Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director, MSc Applied Process Control 

Postgraduate Research Student Admission Tutor 

Progression Panel 

Qualifications

BSc, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China, 1986.

PhD, City University, London, 1991. 

Memberships

Senior Member, IEEE

 

Research

Jie Zhang's profile can be viewed on Google Scholar

Research Interest

Advanced Process Control, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, Neuro-fuzzy Systems, Process Modelling, Process Fault Detection and Diagnosis, Process Monitoring, Batch Process Control, Optimisation, Optimal Control of Batch Processes, Genetic Algorithms, Intelligent Control Systems.

Research Projects 

1. European Commission, “ Research and Development in Coal-fired Supercritical Power Plant with Post-combustion Carbon Capture using Process Systems Engineering techniques”, 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2017, 121,800 Euros, PI.

2. European Commission, “intelligent Reactive polymer composites Moulding (iREMO)”, 1 September 2009 – 31 August 2012, 400,400 Euros, PI.

3. European Commission, “ECOCARB: Reduction of emissions and energy utilisation of coke oven underfiring heating systems through advanced diagnostic and control”, 1 July 2008 – 31 December 2011, GBP270,588 (392,837 Euros), CI.

4. Knowledge Transfer Partnership, with Sallefield Ltd and National Nuclear Laboratories, 27 July 2009 – 26 July 2012, GBP215,358, CI.

5. Syngenta Limited, studentship - Integration of Spectroscopic and Process Data for Enhanced Process Performance Monitoring, 1 October 2007 – 31 March 2011, GBP20,000, CI.

6. BP International Ltd, Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award, 1 November 2007 – 30 April 2011, GBP88,752, CI.

7. UK Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, 2007/8 UK/China Fellowship for Excellence, 1 March – 30 September 2008, GBP8400. 

8. European Commission, “Bioproduction”, 1 September 2006 – 31 August 2010, GBP187,552, CI.

9. Associated Octel Company Limited, “Multivariate statistical techniques to the control of the Lilestralis Process”, 22 May – 21 October 2006, GBP5000,CI.

10. Teaching Company Directorate (TCS Programmes 2777), “Blast Furnace Application of Neural Networks”, GBP387,986, 27 September 1999 – 12 May 2004, CI.

11. EPSRC Grant (GR/S90461), “UK-China Network on Intelligent Automation, Computing and Manufacturing”, GBP63,784, 1 September 2004 – 31 August 2007, CI.

12. EPSRC Grant (GR/R10875), “Intelligent Computer Integrated Batch Manufacturing”, GBP27,714, 30 April 2001 – 29 September 2004, Sole Investigator, EPSRC Overall Assessment: Tending to Outstanding.

13. EPSRC Grant (GR/N13319), “Nonlinear Optimising Control in Agile Batch Manufacturing”, GBP137,147, 17 October 2000 – 16 October 2003, Sole Investigator, EPSRC Overall Assessment: Tending to Outstanding.            

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Particle Technology
Process Design

Postgraduate Teaching

Data Analysis and Reconciliation for Control
Process Data Modelling
Time Series and Systems Identification
Process Control
Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics

Publications