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Wei Zhang

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20192019

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Research Interests

Dr. Wei Zhang is a research fellow in computational mechanics/engineering design in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Hunan University in China. He has developed computational inverse technologies and methodologies for identification, modelling and design of advanced materials & composite structures under extreme load and uncertain environments. Prior to his research post in 2015, he did his postdoctoral study at Inha University in South Korea where he was leading the research in inverse design and uncertainty analysis of fuel cell stacks. Dr. Zhang has published over 30 high quality academic papers and technical reports. He is a member of IACM.

Current themes of research include

  • Inverse problems (identification/modeling/design) under uncertainty

  • Reliability-based optimization design

  • Model verification and validation

  • Impact & crashworthiness analysis

  • Bio-inspired design method

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Research Output

  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Bio-Inspired Growth: Introducing Emergence into Computational Design

Kyle, S., Nolan, D., Price, M., Zhang, W., Robinson, T., Nikolopoulos, D. S. & Barbhuiya, S., 17 Jun 2019, (Accepted) 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research 10/09/2019 → 12/09/2019 Belfast, United Kingdom. Taylor & Francis, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Design Gene Representations for Emergent Innovative Design

    Zhang, W., Price, M., Robinson, T., Nolan, D., Nikolopoulos, D., Barbhuiya, S. & Kyle, S., 20 Sep 2019, 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2019. IOS Press, p. 386-392 7 p. (Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering; vol. 9).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
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  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    SmartMaaS: A Framework for Smart Manufacturing-as-a-Service

    Barbhuiya, S., Nikolopoulos, D., Price, M., Robinson, T., Nolan, D., Zhang, W. & Kyle, S., 28 Sep 2019, 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2019: Proceedings. Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIII ed. IOS Press, Vol. 9. 6 p. (Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIII; vol. 9).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    File
  • 53 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    Best Paper Gold Award: 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research

    Sakil Barbhuiya (Recipient), Dimitrios Nikolopoulos (Recipient), Mark Price (Recipient), Trevor Robinson (Recipient), Declan Nolan (Recipient), Wei Zhang (Recipient) & Stephen Kyle (Recipient), 12 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best Paper Silver Award: 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research

    Stephen Kyle (Recipient), Declan Nolan (Recipient), Mark Price (Recipient), Wei Zhang (Recipient), Trevor Robinson (Recipient), Dimitrios Nikolopoulos (Recipient) & Sakil Barbhuiya (Recipient), 12 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)