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Dr. Jie Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, Newcastle University.




            Bsc, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China, 1986

            PhD, City University, London, 1991


Research Interests


1.   Advanced Process Control

2.   Process Fault Detection and Diagnosis

3.   Neural Networks and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems

4.   Multivariate Statistical Process Control

5.   Optimal Control of Batch Processes




Research Projects


Postgraduate Research Projects




Undergraduate level

1.   Computer Applications (CPE130)

2.   Particle Technology (CPE124)

3.   Process Design 1 (CPE231)

4.   Instrumentation for Process Automation (part of CPE229)

5.   Stage 3 lab


            Postgraduate level

            1. Data Analysis and Reconciliation for Control (CPE823)

            2. Process Control Systems (PAQ804)

            3. Time Series and Systems Identification (PAQ810)

            4. Process Optimisation in Practice (PAQ815)


Other Academic Activities

I am an Associate Editor of the journal Neurocomputing published by Elsevier Science. Neurocomputing publishes high quality papers describing recent fundamental contributions in the field of neurocomputing. Neurocomputing theory, practice and applications are the essential topics being covered. Neurocomputing uses a Web-based submission and review tool to facilitate rapid publication. We encourage you to submit your papers to Neurocomputing.



Contact Address


School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

United Kingdom

Tel.: +44-191-2227240

Fax: +44-191-2225292

E-mail: jie.zhang@newcastle.ac.uk