School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Yanghanzi Zhang

Research Associate



I am a self-motivated and enthusiastic researcher with experience in conducting cutting-edge research in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS) and environmental engineering. My research interests cover a wide range of transport and environment topics including clean and sustainable energy, transport and environment, vehicle and transport-related emissions, cooperative intelligent transport system (C-ITS), connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), electro-mobility, shared mobility and mobility as a service (MaaS).


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2015-2019   PhD in Environmental Engineering, Newcastle University (UK)

2011-2013   MSc in Environmental Engineering, Newcastle University (UK)

2007-2011   BEng in Environmental Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology (China) 

Honours and Awards

Awarded the best poster at the Postgraduate Research Conference, Newcastle University, Newcastle, July 2015.

Awarded the best abstract at the BBRSC NIBB annual early-career research conference, Birmingham University, July 2017.

Reviewer for

Journals: Science of the Total Environment; Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering; Journal of Applied Phycology; International Journal of Physical Sciences; Plant Biotechnology Journal; Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery


Research Interests

  • Clean and sustainable energy
  • Transport and Environment, vehicle and transport-related emissions
  • Cooperative intelligent transport system (C-ITS)
  • Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs)
  • Mobility as a Service (Maas)

Research Projects 

C-MOBILE-Cooperative systems project


Postgraduate Teaching

  • MSc dissertation supervision. Teaching and supervising MSc students designing experiments, data collection and analysis.
  • Postgraduate teaching. Delivering the practical element for MSc modules CEG8101, CEG8103, CEG8104 and CEG8419, Newcastle University.