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Dr Zhanfang Zhao

Dr Zhanfang Zhao

zhaoza@lsbu.ac.uk

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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I am a senior lecturer in the Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering. My research focuses on robotics NDT and control system design. I spent 7 years as an Assistant and Associate professor at the Beijing Institute of Technologies after receiving my PhD from Beihang University. I joined LSBU in 1999.

I joined LSBU from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1999 where I was an associate professor in Mechtronics. I am now a senior lecturer of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and member of Cognitive Systems Research Centre.

My main research interests are robotics NDT, industrial system control, robot operating systems and computer networks. I have taken part in a few European funded robotic NDT projects regarding nuclear power station inspections, oil tank inspections and aeroplane inspections. I am currently working in a KTP project of designing the control systems for industrial thermal printers.

Courses taught

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2022/23

Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Ivo Nyoh KukaSwarm RoboticsPhD
Mrs Rukhshinda WasifInvestigations on improvement of corrosion monitor reliability, calibration and coveragePhD
Mr Muhammad FurqanCentralised Control System for Cement PlantMRes

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Faris Izzuddin Bin NafiahMeasuring Corrosion Thinning In Insulated Pipeline Walls with Pulsed Eddy Current MethodsPhD
Miss Nagu SathappanMagnetic Flux Leakage techniques for detecting corrosion of pipesPhD
Mr Zhiyao LiDynamic digital shearography for on-board robotic non-destructive testing of wind turbine bladesPhD
Mr N'Zebo Richard AnvoInternal in-service inspection of petrochemical storage tank floors to detect underside corrosion with NDTBOTPhD
Mr Christos BontozoglouDevelopment of Capacitive Imaging Technology for Measuring Skin Hydration and Other Skin PropertiesPhD
PhD

Beihang University, Beijing, China

1988
1992
MSc

Beihang University, Beijing, China

1985
1988
BEng

Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China

1981
1985
FunderYear wonProjectRole
South London Partnership2021Low Power Sensor Network for Bio Reactor MangementPrincipal Investigator
Innovate UK 2019Linear Motor ControlCo-Investigator

Dynamic Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Using Micro-Polarisation Spatial Phase Shift Digital Shearography
Li, Z., Tokhi, M.O., Marks, R, Zheng, H. and Zhao, Z. (2021). Dynamic Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Using Micro-Polarisation Spatial Phase Shift Digital Shearography. Applied Sciences. 11. https://doi.org/10.3390/app112210700

Decoupling the influence of wall thinning and cladding thickness variation pulsed eddy current using principal component analysis
Nafiah, F., Tokhi, M.O., Shirkoohi, M., Duan, F., Zhao, Z. and Rees-Lloyd, O. (2021). Decoupling the influence of wall thinning and cladding thickness variation pulsed eddy current using principal component analysis. IEEE Sensors Journal. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2021.3100648

A compact laser shearography system for on-site robotic inspection of wind turbine blades
Li, Z., Tokhi, M.O., Zhao, Z. and Zheng, H. (2021). A compact laser shearography system for on-site robotic inspection of wind turbine blades. Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Technology. https://doi.org/10.37965/jait.2021.0008

Properties of GMR based sensor for Magnetic field measurement at increasing Temperature Conditions
Sathappan, N., Tokhi, M., Duan, F., Zhao, Z., Kaur, A. and Shirkoohi, M. (2020). Properties of GMR based sensor for Magnetic field measurement at increasing Temperature Conditions. NDE 2020 India-Virtual Conference & Exhibition on Non-Destructive Evaluation. India 10 - 12 Dec 2020

Parameter analysis of pulsed eddy current sensor using principal component analysis
Nafiah, F, Tokhi, MO, Shirkoohi, G, Duan, F, Zhao, Z, Asfis, G and Rudlin, J (2020). Parameter analysis of pulsed eddy current sensor using principal component analysis. IEEE Sensors Journal. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2020.3036967

Development of high temperature and underwater sensor for permanent magnet corrosion monitoring system
Sathappan, N, Tokhi, M, Zhao, Z, Duan, F, Shirkoohi, M and Kaur, A (2019). Development of high temperature and underwater sensor for permanent magnet corrosion monitoring system. Lloyd's Register Foundation International Conference 2019. 8 Northemburland Avenue,London 09 - 10 Oct 2019

A compact laser shearography system integrated with robotic climber for on-site inspection of wind turbine blades
Li, Z, Tokhi, MO, Zhao, Z, Gao, J and Zheng, H (2020). A compact laser shearography system integrated with robotic climber for on-site inspection of wind turbine blades. CLAWAR 2020: 23rd International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines. Moscow, Russian Federation 24 - 26 Aug 2020 CLAWAR Association.

Pulsed Eddy Current: Feature Extraction Enabling In-situ Calibration and Improved Estimation for Ferromagnetic Application
Nafiah, F., Tokhi, MO, Majidnia, S, Rudlin, J, Zhao, Z and Duan, F (2020). Pulsed Eddy Current: Feature Extraction Enabling In-situ Calibration and Improved Estimation for Ferromagnetic Application. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation. 39 (52). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10921-020-00699-w