• University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

  • 233 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
20082020

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Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Engineering in the School of Computing and Engineering. In 2012, I obtained my PhD from University of Bath and was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher for three years until 2015, working on EU projects ‘Dematerialisation of machine tools' and STEPMAN. Before I joined Huddersfield in 2020, I was a Senior lecturer in Design and Manufacturing. I specialise in manufacturing informatics and the integration between manufacturing systems.

The research I have pursued has been primarily concerned with topics in the area of manufacturing, with particular emphasis on manufacturing informatics and technology. I have worked on different projects from EU and EPSRC. My PhD research was on process knowledge capture from machine part programs. A novel universal process comprehension method was proposed, which was expanded and successfully secured an EU FP7 project STEPMAN with European partners. As a postdoctoral research associate in Bath, I have been working on another two projects DEMAT and CRYOSIS as well. The DEMAT project investigated the design and development of a dematerialised machine tools and life-cycle information sharing platform. CRYOSIS looked into using a cryogen in place of conventional coolants to machine difficult-to-cut materials. My research publications can be found at the end of this document.

Research Expertise and Interests

My research interests include manufacturing system integration, CAPP, knowledge management in manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, cloud manufacturing, big data, STEP-NC etc.

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Research Output

  • 233 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Conference article
  • In-process tool condition forecasting based on a deep learning method

    Sun, H., Zhang, J., Mo, R. & Zhang, X., 1 Aug 2020, In : Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 64, 8 p., 101924.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Manufacturing cost estimation based on a deep-learning method

    Ning, F., Shi, Y., Cai, M., Xu, W. & Zhang, X., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 54, p. 186-195 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Manufacturing cost estimation based on the machining process and deep-learning method

    Ning, F., Shi, Y., Cai, M., Xu, W. & Zhang, X., 1 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 56, p. 11-22 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Strong and Flexible Carbon Fiber Fabric Reinforced Thermoplastic Polyurethane Composites for High-Performance EMI Shielding Applications

    Duan, N., Shi, Z., Wang, J., Wang, G. & Zhang, X., 15 Jun 2020, In : Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 305, 6, 12 p., 1900829.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 10 Oral presentation
    • 2 Invited talk

    Process comprehension for knowledge based process planning systems

    Xianzhi Zhang (Speaker)

    17 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Interoperable manufacturing in the age of Industry 4.0

    Xianzhi Zhang (Speaker)

    May 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Process comprehension for knowledge based process planning systems

    Xianzhi Zhang (Speaker), Vimal G. Dhokia (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), A Shokrani (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Aydin Nassehi (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    Sep 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Invited Speaker

    Xianzhi Zhang (Speaker)

    Jun 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    A STEP-compliant Method for Manufacturing Knowledge Capture

    Xianzhi Zhang (Speaker), Behnood Afsharizand (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), W Essink (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Stephen T. Newman (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Aydin Nassehi (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    Jun 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation