Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Staff

Dr Dezong Zhao BEng, MSc, PhD

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Background:

  • Lecturer, Loughborough University, 2017 - present
  • Research Associate, Loughborough University, 2011 – 2017.
  • Research Fellow, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2010 – 2011.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Control Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing China, 2006 - 2010.
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 2003 - 2006.
  • BEng in Electrical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 1999 - 2003.

Awards and Accomplishments:

  • Most Citation Award of International Journal of Automation and Computing, 2016
  • Santander Mobility Award, 2016
  • IEEE Control Systems Society Young Researcher Award, 2015
  • Second Class Prize in Science and Technology Progress of Shandong Province, China, 2009
  • Third Class Prize of the China Postgraduates Mathematical Contest in Modelling, 2008
  • Best Paper Award in the PhD Academic Forum of Tsinghua University, 2008
  • First Class Prize in the Social Practice of PhD Students of Tsinghua University (No. 1 of 10 in 882 PhD students), 2008
  • Outstanding Master Dissertation Prize of Shandong University, 2006
  • Outstanding Postgraduate Scholarship of Shandong University (No. 1 of 2 in 96 graduates), 2005

Current Research Subject:

  • Dynamic Analysis Modelling and Optimisation of GDI Engines (DYNAMO)
  • Virtually Connected Hybrid Vehicles (VCHV)

Research interests include:

  • Low Carbon Engines and Vehicles
  • Autonomous and Intelligent Vehicles
  • Energy Recovery Systems
  • Nonlinear Control Theory and Applications
  • Networked Control Systems

Involvement with the following research areas:

Research Capabilities:

  • Control
  • Propulsion & Energy Systems

Research Centres and Groups

  • Caterpillar Innovation and Research Centre (IRC)
  • Intelligent Mobility & Autonomous Systems
  • Hybrid Vehicles & Advanced Propulsion

Current teaching/Admin responsibilities:

  • TTD106 Autonomous Vehicles
  • Supervision of Final Year Projects

Journal papers:

  • Dezong Zhao, Edward Winward, Zhijia Yang, Richard Stobart, and Thomas Steffen, “Characterisation, Control, and Energy Management of Electrified Turbocharged Diesel Engines”, Energy Conversion and Management, 416-433, 2017.
  • Dezong Zhao, Richard Stobart, Guangyu Dong, and Edward Winward, "Real-Time Energy Management for Diesel Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 23(3), 829-841, 2015.
  • Shangmin Zhang, Dezong Zhao, Chunwen Li, and Richard Stobart, "Fuzzy Speed Control of Networked Motion Control Systems", ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 9 pages, vol. 10, November, 2015.
  • Dezong Zhao, Cunjia Liu, Richard Stobart, Jiamei Deng, Edward Winward, and Guangyu Dong, "An Explicit Model Predictive Control Framework for Turbocharged Diesel Engines", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 61(7), 3540-3552, 2014.
  • Dezong Zhao, Chunwen Li, and Richard Stobart, "Integrated Feedback Scheduling and Control Co-design for Motion Coordination of Networked Induction Motor Systems", Mathematical Problems in Engineering, (14 pages), 2014.
  • Dezong Zhao, and Richard Stobart, "Real-Time Optimal Energy Management of Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles", SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains, 2(2), 369-378, 2013.
  • Guangyu Dong, Liguang Li, Zhijun Wu, Zhiyong Zhang, and Dezong Zhao, “Study on the Gasoline Flame Ionization Mechanism and Ion Current Phase Variation for HCCI Combustion Phasing”, Fuel, 113: 209-215, 2013.
  • Dezong Zhao, Chunwen Li, and Jun Ren, “Fuzzy Speed Control and Stability Analysis of a Networked Induction Motor System with Time Delays and Packet Dropouts”, Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, 12(1), 273-287, 2011.
  • Dezong Zhao, Chunwen Li, and Jun Ren, “Speed Synchronization of Multiple Induction Motors with Adjacent Cross Coupling Control”, IET Control Theory and Applications, 4(1), 119-128, 2010.

Conference Papers:

  • Dezong Zhao, Edward Winward, Zhijia Yang, Richard Stobart, and Thomas Steffen, “Robust control of Electrified Turbocharged Diesel Engines”, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 734-739, 2016.
  • Dezong Zhao, Edward Winward, Zhijia Yang, Richard Stobart, and Thomas Steffen, “Decoupling control of Electrified Turbocharged Diesel Engines”, American Control Conference, 4207-4212, 2016.
  • Dezong Zhao, Edward Winward, Zhijia Yang, and Richard Stobart, “Control-Oriented Dynamics Analysis for Electrified Turbocharged Diesel Engines”, SAE Technical paper, 2016-01-0617, 2016.
  • Dezong Zhao, Edward Winward, Zhijia Yang, Richard Stobart, and Thomas Steffen, “Real-Time Optimal Energy Management of Electrified Engines”, IFAC Symposium Advances in Automotive Control, 251-258, 2016.
  • Dezong Zhao, and Richard Stobart, “Systematic Control on Energy Recovery of Electrified Turbocharged Diesel Engines”, Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 1527-1532, 2015.
  • Dezong Zhao, Cunjia Liu, Richard Stobart, Jiamei Deng, and Edward Winward, "An Explicit Model Predictive Control Framework for Turbocharged Diesel Engines”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2350-2355, 2013, (invited paper).
  • Dezong Zhao, Chunwen Li, and Richard Stobart, “Hierarchical Modelling and Speed Control of Networked Induction Motor Systems”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 5220-5225, 2013.
  • Dezong Zhao, Chunwen Li, and Richard Stobart, “Scheduling and Control Co-design for Motion Coordination of Networked Induction Motor Control Systems”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Information and Automation, 880-885, 2013.

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External Activities:

  • IEEE member
  • International Program Committee member of IEEE Conference on Information and Automation, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, IEEE Conference on Information Science and Technology, and IEEE Conference on Information and Automation
  • Active reviewers for multiple journals and conferences including: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Asian Journal of Control, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, American Control Conference, ACTA AUTOMATICA SINICA, Journal of Control Theory and Applications, and IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control