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Academic Biography

Dr. Jianyong Zhang is a Reader in Instrumentation and control. He obtained BSc degree from Northeastern University China and his MSc degree from University of Science and Technology, Beijing (USTB). His PhD is from Teesside University.

He worked for USTB for 15 years as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor before joining the multi-phase flow measurement team in Teesside University in 1999.

His research career started from 1980s in the area of pulverised coal measurement using capacitance techniques and cross correlation method. Since 1999, he has worked as a Research Fellow on several EU and British government funded projects. As a Principal Investigator he led one EU and several government, industry and University funded projects. The total funding of these projects is over one million pounds. The outcomes of these projects have resulted in industrial applications. One of the two submitted impact cases by Teesside University in REF 2014 (General Engineering) was related to his research, which was widely recognized.

During his academic and research career, over 70 papers including book chapters, peer reviewed journal and conference papers have been published. These publications have impacted the areas of studies, particularly in the fields of air-solids flow measurement and application of electrostatic techniques.

Dr. Zhang has been the reviewer of several international journals including Journal of Electronics, Powder Technology, Sensor and Actuator, IEEE Sensors, Measurement and Control, Particuology, Robotics, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Journal of Chemical Engineering & Communications and IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement. He is a member of the Institute of Measurement and Control, and a contact person of EU RFCS, the funding body of EU for Coal and Steel since 2005. He has been elected as a councillor of an international federation since 2006, and was the committee member of several international conferences. He has been invited to present papers for many international conferences, and chaired plenary and group sessions.

Since 2005, Dr. Zhang has been invited to hold seminars and worked with academic, research and industrial partners in Southeast University, Shanghai University for Science and Technology, North China University and University of Newcastle, Australia. He also hosted three international scholars in the field of multi-phase flow measurement since 2009. He is a visiting professor at the University of North China.

His research has focused on measurement and control, energy saving, efficiency improvement, emission reduction, sustainability and industrial applications. The research outcomes from his work have been included in 2008 and 2014 Research Assessment submission.

Apart from the above research focus, his research interests also include signal conditioning and processing, sensing technology and fault diagnosis.

Summary of Research Interests

Research interests include:

  • Gas-solids (powder) flow and other multi-phase flow measurements
  • Process tomography
  • Instrumentation and sensing technology
  • Electrostatic techniques
  • Signal conditioning and signal processing
  • Measurement error analysis and statistics

Research projects:

  • April 2013 - April 2014 Enterprise project Flow measurement
  • March 2011 - July 2012 KTP with Cleveland Potash
  • 2010 - 2011 CIP with Cleveland Potash
  • University funded project (2005-07) An investigation into the spatial characteristics of Electrostatic Pulverised-Fuel Meters
  • RFCS (2004-07) - Online measurement of coal quality parameters by inference of sensor information
  • ECSC (2000-04) - Online Measurement of Particle Size in Fine Coal Transport Systems
  • ECSC (1999-2002) - Measurement and Control Techniques for Improving Combustion Efficiency and Reducing Emissions from Coal Fired Plant, European Coal and Steel Community
  • DTI Clean Coal Technology Initiative, Industry funded project (1999-2001) - Pulverised Fuel Meters - Split Control

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Research Output 2003 2019

Flow of solids
Learning systems
Fusion reactions

Internal and near-surface electromagnetic fields for a chiral cylinder with arbitrary monochromatic illumination

Zhang, J., Yan, B., Zhang, H. & Li, R., 1 Feb 2019, In : Optik. 178, p. 1337-1341 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

circular cylinders
Electromagnetic fields
electromagnetic fields
4 Downloads (Pure)

Reweighting Signal Spectra to Improve Spatial Sensitivity for an Electrostatic Sensor

Zhang, J., Cheng, R., Yan, B. & Abdalla, M., 14 Nov 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 22, 16 p., 4963.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Static Electricity

Model Improvement and Verification of ring Electrostatic sensors

Deng, F., Zhang, J., Cheng, R., Zhou, H., Wang, G. & Yan, I., 31 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Measurement Science and Instrumentation. 19, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flow of solids
Flow measurement
Iterative methods


Translated title of the contribution: Optimisation and validation of an electrostatic sensor modelZhang, J., Deng, F., Cheng, R., Zhou, H. & Gao, W., 1 Jan 2018, In : 科学技术与工程 Kexue Jishu yu Gongcheng. 11, p. 99-103

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flow of solids
Flow measurement
Iterative methods


A study of multiphase flow metering at prevailing condition of pressure and temperature.

Author: Uleh, C. A., 15 Mar 2013

Supervisor: Zhang, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis