W.J. (Chris) Zhang

     W.J. (Chris) Zhang  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P. Eng

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience

    B.Sc. (ECUST, China), M.Sc. (DonHua, China), Ph.D. (TU Delft), P.Eng.

    Specialization: Design, Manufacturing, Biomechatronics, Dynamic System and Control, MEMS, Informatics, Robotics, Socio-tech systems.

    Current Projects (Selected)

    1. Resilient physical systems: towards a new paradigm for systems design and control
    2. Micro and Nano accuracy and precision system;
    3. CNT-based biosensors;
    4. Nano-robotics;
    5. Human-assistive robotics;
    6. Networked critical infrastructure systems: modeling and simulation;
    7. Nano drug delivery systems;
    8. Modeling of human cognitive behaviour for health and education.

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Liu, L.Z., Wu, F.X. and Zhang, W. (2012). Inference of Biological S-system Using Separable Estimation Method and Genetic Algorithm, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 9(4), 955-965.
    • Liu, X., Ghorpade, A., Tu, Y.L. and Zhang, W. (2012). A new approach to aggregation of probability distribution. Information Sciences, Information Sciences, 188, 169-275.
    • Chan, S.L., Zhang, W. and Ip, W.H. (2012). An Integration of Failure Analysis and Risk Analysis to Quality Assurance in Product and Supply Chain Design, International Journal of Production Research, 50(8), 2190-2203.
    • Miao, Y., Chen, L., Sammynaiken, R., Lin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2011). Optimization of Piezoresistive Response of Pure CNT Networks as In-plane Strain Sensors, Review of Scientific Instruments, 82(12), 126104-1261043.
    • Lin, W.J., Wu, F.X., Shi, J.H., Ding, J.R. and Zhang, W. (2011). An adaptive approach to denoising tandem mass spectra, Proteomics, 11(19), 3773-3778.
    • Song, K.Y., Zhang, W. and Gupta, M.M. (2011). A conceptual microchannel system design methodology incorporating Axiomatic Design Theory for size-controllable monodispersed microsphere generation by liquid chopper utilizing PZT actuator, Proceedings of IMECHE Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacturing, 225(8), 1363-1375.
    • Miao, Y., Chen, L., Lin, Y., Sammynaiken, R. and Zhang, W. (2011). On finding of high piezoresistive response of CNT films without surfactants for in-plane strain detection, J of intelligent material systems and structures, 22(18), 2155-2160.
    • Song, K.Y., Zhang, W. and Gupta, M.M. (2011). Incorporation of Axiomatic Design Theory into Design of a Microchannel System for Uniform and Size-controllable Microspheres, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 57(5), 491-499.
    • Zhang, W. and VanLuttervelt, C. (2011). Towards a Resilient Manufacturing System, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 60, 469-472.
    • Cheng, L., Hou, Z.G., Lin, Y., Tan, M., Zhang, W. and Wu, F.X. (2011). A Recurrent Neural Network for Non-Smooth Convex Optimization Problems with an Application to the Identification of Genetic Regulatory Networks,, IEEE Transaction on Neural Networks, 22(5), 714-726.
    • Li, J.W., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2011). Axiomatic Design Theory Based Approach to Modeling Linear High Order System Dynamics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 16(2), 341-350.
    • Zhang, Z., An, Q., Zhang, W., Tang, Y., Yang, Q. and Chen, D. (2011). Modelling of directional friction on a fully lubricated surface with regular anisotropic asperities, Meccanica, 46(3), 535-545.
    • Zhang, W., Chen, Z.H., Ouyang, P., Wang, Y. and Huang, J. (2011). A Novel Iteration-based Controller for Hybrid Machine Systems for Trajectory Tracking at the End-Effector Level, Robotica, 29(2), 317-324.
    • Modi, S., Tiwari, K., Lin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2011). On the architecture of a Human-Centered CAD agent system, Computer-Aided Design, 43(2), 170-179.
    • Bawolin, N.K., Li, M.G., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Modeling Material-Degradation-Induced Elastic Property of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132(11), 111001-7.
    • Bi, Z., Lin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2010). The general architecture of adaptive robotic systems for manufacturing applications. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 26(5), 403-540.
    • Li, J.W., Matias, E., Chen, N., Kim, C.Y., Wang, J., Gorin, J., He, F., Thorpe, P., Lu, Y., Chen, W.F., Grochulski, P., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Investigations of Mechanical Vibrations for beamlines at the Canadian Light Source, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 18, 109-116.
    • Bawolin, N.K., Zhang, W. and Chen, D. (2010). A Brief Review of the Modelling of the Time Dependent Mechanical Properties of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, 6, 19-33.
    • Chen, L., Hou, Z.G., Tan, M., Lin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2010). Neural-Network-Based Adaptive Leader-Following Control for Multi-Agent Systems with Uncertainties, IEEE Transactions on Neural Network, 21(8), 1351-1358.
    • Li, J.W., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). A New Approach to Modeling System Dynamics - in the Case of Piezoelectric Actuator with a Host System, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 15(3), 371-380.
    • Mandal, A., Panigrahi, S. and Zhang, W. (2010). Collagen as biomaterial for medical application - Drug Delivery and Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration: A Review, Biological Engineering, ASABE, 2(2), 63-88.
    • Mandal, A., Panigrahi, S. and Zhang, W. (2010). Collagen as biomaterial for medical application ? drug delivery and scaffolds for tissue regeneration: a review, Biological Engineering, 2(2), 63-88.
    • Zhang, W., Wang, J.W., Ip, W.J. and H, W. (2010). An integrated road construction and resource planning approach to the evacuation of victims from single source to multiple destinations, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems, 11(2), 277-289.
    • Zhang, W. and Lin, Y. (2010). Principles of Design of Resilient Systems and its Application to Enterprise Information Systems, Enterprise Information Systems, 4(2), 99-110.
    • Zhang, W. (2010). Guest Editor?s Foreword, Enterprise Information Systems, 4(2), 95-95.
    • Wu, F.X. and Zhang, W. (2010). Dynamic model-based method for selecting genes from time-course expression profiles, IEEE Transaction on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 14(1), 16-22.
    • Zhang, W., Wan, J.W. and Zhang, M. (2009). An energy-efficient air-conditioning system with an exhaust fan integrated with a supply fan, Energy and Building, 41(12), 1299-1305.
    • Zhang, W. (2009). Analysis and Synthesis. Letters to Editor., ASME Mechanical Engineering, 11(11), 1-1.
    • Wan, J., Zhang, W. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2009). Numerical Modeling for the Underfill Flow in Flip-Chip Packaging with a General-Purpose Finite Element Program, IEEE Transactions on Advanced Electronics Packaging, 32(2), 227-234.
    • Li, J.W., Yang, G.S., Zhang, W., Tu, S.D. and Chen, D. (2009). Thermal Error Modeling for Complex Physical Systems: The-State-of-Arts Review, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 42, 168-179.
    • Lin, Y., Zhang, W., Wu, C., Yang, G. and Dy, J. (2009). A fuzzy logics clustering approach to computing human attention allocation using eyegaze movement cue, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67(5), 455-463.
    • Zhang, W. (2009). Double Meaning, ASME Mechanical Engineering, 131(5), 8-8.
    • Li, J.W., Chen, D., An, S., Tu, S.D. and Zhang, W. (2009). Friction Models Incorporating Thermal Effects in Highly Precision Actuators, Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, 0450141-6.
    • Wan, J. and Zhang, W. (2009). A New Method of Determination of Indoor Temperature and Relative Humidity with Consideration of Human Thermal Comfort, Building and Environment, 44(2), 411-417.
    • Zhang, W., Dong, L. and Ralph, D. (2009). Architectural Design for Resilience, Enterprise Information Systems, 4(2), 137-152.
    • Emodi, T. and Zhang, W. (2009). Injury analysis in assembly and production lines: a state of the art review, Ergnomia: International Journal of Ergonomics and Human Factors, 30(1), 11-38.
    • Chen, D., Zhang, Q., Kang, D. and Zhang, W. (2008). On the dynamics of piezo-actuated positioning systems, Review of Scientific Instrument, 79(11), 116101-1.
    • Hong, T., Wang, Z., Tu, S. and Zhang, W. (2008). Experimental Study on Layout Designs for General Interface in Process Plant for Process Plants, Machine Design and Research (Chinese), 25(5), 79-82.
    • Ouyang, P., Zhang, W. and Gupta, M.M. (2008). A New Compliant Mechanical Amplifier based on a Symmetric Five-bar Topology, Journal of Mechanical Design, 130(10), 104501-1.
    • Zhang, C., Tu, Y.L. and Prasad, R. (2008). Manufacturing Perspective of Enterprise Application Integration: the State of the Art Review, International Journal of Production Research, 46, 4567-4596.
    • Li, W.J., Yang, G.S., Zhang, C., Tu, S.D. and Chen, D. (2008). Thermal Effect on Piezoelectric Stick-Slip Actuator Systems, Review of Scientific Instruments, 79, 0461081-3.
    • Wu, X.C., Zhang, C., Sammynaiken, R., Meng, Q.H., Yang, Q., Zhan, E., Liu, Q., Yang, W. and Wang, R. (2008). Non-Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Binding with Hemoglobin, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 65, 146-149.
    • Wu, X.C., Zhang, C. and Sammynaiken, R. (2008). Dynamic tracking of a nano-particle in fluids under Brownian motions, Journal of Physics, Conference Series, 127, 1-8.
    • Liu, X., Zhang, C., Jiang, R. and Tu, Y.L. (2008). An analytical approach to compute customer satisfaction degree, IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management, 35, 94-102.
    • Li, J., Yang, G., Zhang, W., Tu, S. and Chen, D. (2008). Thermal effect on piezoelectric stick-slip actuator systems, Review of Scientific Instruments, 79(4), 046108-1.
    • Zhang, W., Senanayake, V., Juurlink, B.H., Zhan, E., Wilson, L.D., Kwon, J., Yang, J., Lim, Z.L., Brunet, S.M.K., Schatte, G., Maley, J.M., Hoffmeyer, R.E. and Sammynaiken, R. (2008). Do surface defects and modification determine the observed toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 4(4), 515-523.
    • Wan, J.W., Zhang, C. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2008). Experimental verification of models for underfill flow driven by capillary forces in flip-chip packaging, Microelectronics Reliability, 40(3), 425-430.
    • Ouyang, P.R., Zhang, C. and Gupta, M.M. (2007). PD-Type On-line Learning Control with Uncertainty and Disturbance, Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems, 35, 1747-1759.
    • Ouyang, P.R., Zhang, C., Gupta, M.M. and Zhao, W. (2007). Overview of the Development of a Visual based Automated Bio-Micromanipulation System, Mechatronics, 17, 578-588.
    • Zhang, C., Liu, X., Chai, C.L., Tu, Y.L., Deters, R., Dyachuk, D. and Baber, Z. (2007). Social network analysis of the vulnerabilities of interdependent critical infrastructures, Int. J. of Critical Infrastructures, 4, 256-266.
    • Tu, Y.L., Zhang, C., Liu, X., Li, W., Chai, C.L. and Deters, R. (2007). A disaster response management system based on control systems technology, Int. J. of Critical Infrastructures, 4, 274-285.
    • Wan, J.W., Zhang, C. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2007). A theoretical analysis of the concept of critical clearance toward a design methodology for the flip-chip package, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 129(December), 473-478.
    • Ouyang, P.R., Clement, R., Zhang, C. and Yang, G.S. (2007). Micro Motion Devices Technology: the State of Arts Review, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 38, 463-478.
    • Wu, X.C., Sammynaiken, R., Zhang, C., Wu, D.Q., Wang, R. and Yang, Q. (2007). Measurement of low concentration and nano quantity hydrogen sulfide in aqueous solution: measurement mechanisms and limitations, Measurement Science and Technology, 18(February), 1315-1320.
    • Wu, F.X., Zhang, C. and Kusalik, A. (2006). "Determination of the Minimum Number of Microarray Experiments for Discovery of Gene Expression Patterns"., BMC Bioinformatics, 7(December 2006), 13-0.
    • Bi, Z.M., Gruver, W., Zhang, C. and Lang, S. (2006). Automated Modeling of Modular Robotic Configurations, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 54(12), 1015-1025.
    • Wu, F.X., Zhang, C. and Kusalik, A.J. (2006). Determination of the Minimum Number of Microarray Experiments for Discovery of Gene Expression Patterns, BMC Bioinformatics, 7(Suppl. 4 - S13), 1-1.
    • Wan, J.W., Zhang, W.J. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2006). Influence of Transient Flow and Solder Bump Resistance on Underfill Process., Microelectronics Journal, 36(July), 687-693.
    • Wan, J., Zhang, C. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2006). Recent advances in modeling the underfill process in flip-chip packaging, Microelectronics Journal, 38(November), 67-75.
    • Zhang, W., Bickis, M., Wu, F., Kusalik, A. and Trost, B. (2006). "Optimally-Connected Hidden Markov Models for Predicting MHC-Binding Peptides.", Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 4(5), 959-980.
    • Bi, Z.M., Zhang, C., Chen, I.M. and Lang, S. (2006). Automated generation of the D-H parameters for configuration design of modular manipulators, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 23(5), 553-562.
    • Zhang, W.J. and Li, Q. (2006). A Closed-Form Solution to the Crank Position Corresponding to the Maximum Velocity of the Slider in a Centric Slider-Crank Mechanism, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 128(3), 654-656.
    • Ouyang, P.R., Zhang, W.J. and Gupta, M.M. (2006). An Adaptive Switching Learning Control Method for Trajectory Tracking of Robot Manipulators, Mechatronics, 16(1), 51-61.
    • Wu, F., Zhang, W.J. and Poirier, G.G. (2005). Inferring gene regulatory networks with time delays using genetic algorithm, Systems Biology, 152, 67-74.
    • Lin, Y., Zhang, W.J. and Koubek, R.J. (2005). On unifying interface design principles and methods: can debates be resolved?, Interacting with computers, 18(4), 79-722.
    • Wu, F., Zhang, W.J. and Kusalik, A.J. (2005). Dynamic model-based clustering for time-course gene expression data, Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 3, 821-836.
    • He, P., Zhang, W.J. and Li, Q. (2005). Some Further Development on the Eigensystem Approach for Graph Isomorphism Detection, Journal of Franklin Institute, 342, 657-673.
    • Zhang, Y., Zhang, W.J., Hesselbach, J. and Kerle, J. (2005). Development of a Two-Degree-of-Freedom Piezoelectric Rotary-Linearly Actuator with High Driving Force and Unlimited Linear Movement, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 77, 1-9.
    • Wu, X.C., Wu, D.Q., Sammynaiken, R., Zhang, W.J., Yang, W. and Wang, R. (2005). a New Paradigm for Measurement of Hydrogen sulfide in Blood or Serum, Experimental and Clinical Cardiology, 10(53), 1-1.
    • Wu, F., Zhang, W.J., Li, Q., Ouyang, P.R. and Zhou, Z.X. (2005). Control of hybrid machines with 2-DOF for trajectory tracking problems, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13, 338-342.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • He, D., Sun, Z.H. and Zhang, W. (2011). A Note on Inverse Kinematics of Hybrid actuation Robots for Path Generation Problem., Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE 2011), Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11-17, 2011, Paper No. IMECE2011-65109, 1265-1271.
    • Sun, Z.H., He, D., Zhang, B. and Zhang, W. (2011). On a decoupled integrated design approach to robotic mechanisms, Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress& Exposition (IMECE 2011), Denver, Colorado, USA., November 11-17, 2011, Paper No. IMECE2011-65310, 1283-1288.
    • Zhang, W., Sun, Z. and Zhang, B. (2011). On the concept of the resilient machine, The 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Beijing, China, June 21-23.
    • Ouyang, P., Zhang, W. and Huang, J. (2011). Domain Contour Control for Robotic System, The 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Beijing, China, June 21-23.
    • Niwas, S., Palanisamy, P., Zhang, W., Mat-Isa, N. and Chibbar, R. (2011). Log-gabor wavelets based breast carcinoma classification using least square support vector machine, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Penang, Malaysia, May 17-18.
    • Liu, L.Z., Wu, F.X., Han, L.L. and Zhang, W. (2010). Structure Identification and Parameter Estimation of Biological S-systems, IEEE BIBM2010, Hong Kong, China, December 18-21, 329-334.
    • Sinha, A., Tiwari, K. and Zhang, W. (2010). Co-Evolutionary Immuno Particle Swarm Optimization with Penetrated Hyper-Mutation, Int. Conf. on Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing, Chennai, India, December 16-18.
    • Li, J.W., Matias, E., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Design of photon beam vibration measurement system for the CLS HXMA beamline, The ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 12-18, 2010.
    • Huang, J., Ouyang, P., Cheng, L. and Zhang, W. (2010). A Hybrid Approach to Force Balancing of Robotic Mechanisms, Proceedings of ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, November 12-18.
    • Li, J.W., Matias, E., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2010). Mechanical vibration measurement system at the Canadian Light Source, The Eighth International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerators, Saskatoon, Canada, October 5-8, 2010.
    • Sun, Z., Zhang, B., Huang, J. and Zhang, W. (2010). On a Mechatronics Approach to Balancing of Robotic Mechanisms: Redundant Servo Motor, Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics, Osaka, Japan, October 4-6.
    • Zhang, W., Ouyang, P. and Sun, Z. (2010). A novel hybridization design principle for intelligent mechatronics systems, Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics, Osaka, Japan, October 4-6.
    • Zhang, W., Marco, P.G. and Ip, W.J. (2010). Robust Management of Virtual Enterprise, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 22-22.
    • Zhang, W., Sun, Z. and Zhang, B. (2010). Resilient mechanisms, 2010 International Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, Shanghai, China, July 21-25.
    • Zhang, W., Kim, C.Y., Matias, E., Li, J.W., Chen, N., Chen, W.F. and Chen, D. (2010). VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS AT CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE HXMA BEAMLINE, Proceedings of ICDVC-2010 - The Third International Conference on Dynamics, Vibration and Control ICDVC-2010, Saskatoon, Canada, May 1-1.
    • Kim, C., Matias, E., Li, J., Chen, N., Chen, W., Zhang, W. and Chen, X. (2010). Vibration measurement at Canadian Light Source HXMA beamline, The Third International Conference on Dynamics, Vibration and Control, Hangzhou, China, May 12-14.
    • Zhang, W., Wu, X.C. and Zhan, E. (2010). Comparison of single-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes in hydrogen sulfide adsorption, The ICCE-18, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, July 4-10.
    • Zhang, W., Li, J.W. and Chen, D. (2009). A novel approach to modeling system dynamics for control, Proceedings of 2009 IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, November 2-4.
    • Zhang, W., Zhang, Z. and Muddada, M.R. (2009). Emerging global education: what, why and how?, International symposium on Total Engineering Education, Shanghai, China, Oct 22-25.
    • Zhang, W., Shukla, D. and Tiwari, M.K. (2009). Automate risk assessment in capacity expansion project, Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology, Hangkong, China, August 8-13.
    • Zhang, W., Muddada, M.R., Zhang, Z. and Tiwari, M.K. (2009). A new index to evaluate solutions in the CLONALG algorithm: Structural Similarity Index, Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology, Hongkong, China, August 8-13.
    • Song, K., Zhang, W. and Gupta, M.M. (2009). Uniform microsphere formation by liquid chopper utilizing PZT actuator: The theoretical and simulation study, The 3rd Int Conf. on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, China, June 11-13.
    • Bawolin, N.K., Li, M.G., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2008). Modelling of Time-Dependent Elastic Properties of Tissue Scaffolds, The TERMIS-NA 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, California, USA, December 2008.
    • Li, J., Zhang, W., Zhang, Q., Chen, D. and Tu, S. (2008). A Dynamic Model Incorporating Thermal Effects in Piezoelectric Stick-Slip Actuators, Proceedings of 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Oct 31-Nov 6.
    • Teng, H., Wang, Z., Tu, S., Lin, Y. and Zhang, W. (2008). Layout Design of Human-Machine Interface for Process Plants, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing, Tianjin, China, Sep 23-26, (10 pages).
    • Ouyang, P.R., Zhang, W. and Moazed, R. (2008). Experimental Study on a Hybrid Actuation System, Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Xi'an, China, July 2-5.
    • Ouyang, P.R. and Zhang, W. (2008). Application of Nonlinear PD Learning Control to a Closed Loop Manipulator, Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Xi'an, China, July 2-5.
    • Song, K., Gupta, M.M. and Zhang, W. (2008). Model Reference Neuro-Control using Higher-Order Dynamic Neuron, ICDM, Ghaziabad, India, Feb 25-26.
    • Wu, D.Q., Wu, X.C., Zhang, C., Sammynaiken, R., Wang, R., Yang, W. and Yang, Q. (2007). Comparative Studies on Measurement of Low Concentration Hydrogen Sulfide, 1st IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2007), Macau, China, Aug. 6 to 9, (CD Rom).
    • Bawolin, N.K., Chen, D. and Zhang, C. (2007). A Method for Modeling Time-Dependant Mechanical Properties of Tissue Scaffolds, The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, August 5-8, (CD Rom).
    • Zhang, C. (2007). Chukwumobi T. Emodi, W.J. Zhang, Sherman Y. T. Lang, and Z. M. Bi, 2007. A Framework for Modeling and Analysis of human repetitive operations in a production assembly line (Paper number: 07DHM-6). Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference and Exhibition. June 12-14, 2007, Hotel Deca, University District Seattle, Washington, USA, 9 pages., Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference and Exhibition, Washington, USA, June 12-14, Paper No. 07DHM-6, (9 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Ouyang, P.R., Zhang, W.J. and Gupta, M.M. (2006). PD-type Online Learning Control for Nonlinear System with Uncertainty and Disturbance, IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Toronto, ON, Canada., August 28 - 31.
    • Wu, F., Zhang, W.J. and Kusalik, A.J. (2006). On Determination of Minimum Sample Size for Discovery of Temporal Gene Expression Pattern, In Proceedings of the International MultiSymposiums on Computer and Computational Sciences, HangZhou, China, June 20-24.
    • Zhang, C. (2006). X. Liu, Y. Tu, W. Zhang, R. Deters, and C. Chai "A Generic Architecture of the Networked Critical Infrastructure System: GANetCI," CRIS2006: Third Conference on Critical Infrastructure, Old Town Alexandria, September 24-27, 2006, USA., The third cnoference on critical infrastructure, Old Town Alexandria, USA, September 24-27, (10 pages).
    • Wu, F., Zhang, W.J. and Kusalik, A. (2006). On Determination of Minimum Sample Size for Discovery of Termporal Gene Expression Patterns, Proceedings of the International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Computational Science (IMSCCS), Hang Zhou PRC, June 20-24, 2006, 96-103.
    • Ouyang, P.R., Zhang, W.J. and Gupta, M.M. (2005). Design of a New Compliant Mechanical Amplifier, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Long Beach California, September 24-28, (0 pages).
    • Ouyang, P.R., Zhang, W.J. and Gupta, M.M. (2005). An Adaptive Switching PD Learning Control for Trajectory Tracking, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Long Beach, CA, USA., ., September 24-28, Paper No. DETC-84333.
    • Ouyang, P.R., Zhang, W.J. and Gupta, M.M. (2005). Design of a New Compliant Mechanical Amplifier, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Long Beach, CA, USA., September 24 - 28, Paper No. DETC-84371.
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Li, J.W., Chen, D. and Zhang, W. (2009). A Novel Approach to Modeling System Dynamics for Control, The International Association of Science and Technology for Development, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, November 4-6,.
    • Zhang, W. and Zhang, T. (2009). Dynamic sculpture, International CAD and its Application Conference, Reno, Nevada, USA, June 8-12.
    • Ouyang, P.R., Zhang, W.J. and Gupta, M.M. (2005). PD-type On-line Learning Control for Nonlinear System with Uncertainty and Disturbance, 2005 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 28-31.
    Published Book Chapter
    • Gupta, M.M., Song, K.Y. and Zhang, W. (2009). Corrective Type Higher-Order Neural Networks with Applications in Computational Intelligence, Control and Computer Vision in Robotics and Automation, Edited by B. Subudhi, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, India, 0-0.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, BioNEMS, SHRF, Health Research Group Grants.
    • Principal Investigator, Human-centered mechatronics, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Human-machine production systems, NSERC, CRD.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, BioNEMS, SHRF, Health Research Group Grants.
    • Principal Investigator, Commonwealth scholarship for students, CSFP, Student award.
    • Principal Investigator, Human-centered mechatronics, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Human-machine production systems, NSERC, CRD.
    • Principal Investigator, Resilient system, NSERC, Strategic Grant.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, Human-centered mechatronics, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Resilient system, NSERC, Strategic Grant.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, Human-centered mechatronics, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Human-Machine Interface, NSERC, CRD Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Resilient Engineering, NSERC, Strategic Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Towards affective and intelligent mechatronics systems, NSERC, Discovery grant.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, Human-Machine Interface, NSERC, CRD Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Intelligent robotics systems, PRECARN, Graduate Student Scholarship.
    • Principal Investigator, Resilient Engineering, NSERC, Strategic Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Towards affective and intelligent mechatronics systems, NSERC, Discovery grant.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • ME318 - Literature Review (2 reports)
    • ME418 - Lab dynamic balancing
    • ME886.3 - Advanced Engineering Design Methodology

    2010-2011

    • ME330.3 - Manufacturing Processes
    • ME418 - Lab dynamic balancing
    • ME495 - Industrial design
    • ME886.3 - Advanced Engineering Design Methodology
    • ME887.3 - Microsystems
    • ME898.3 - Discrete event dynamics system

    2009-2010

    • ME316.3 - Dynamics and Vibrations
    • ME330.3 - Manufacturing Processes
    • ME418 - Lab dynamic balancing
    • ME460.3 - Mftg Automation and Robotics
    • ME495 - Industrial design
    • ME886.3 - Advanced Engineering Design Methodology
    • ME887.3 - Microsystems
    • ME898.3 - Discrete event dynamics system

    2008-2009

    • ME229 - Design Project
    • ME316.3 - Dynamics and Vibrations
    • ME330.3 - Manufacturing Processes
    • ME418 - Lab dynamic balancing
    • ME495 - Industrial design
    • ME886.3 - Advanced Engineering Design Methodology
    • ME887.3 - Microsystems

    2007-2008

    • ME316.3 - Dynamics and Vibrations
    • ME330.3 - Manufacturing Processes
    • ME418 - Lab dynamic balancing
    • ME460 - Robotics and Automation
    • ME495 - Industrial design
    • ME886.3 - Eng Design Methodology
    • ME887.3 - Microsystems

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • Human Friendly Mechatronics (NSERC, DG)
    • Human-Machine Systems (NSERG, CRD)
    • Nano-Micro Bio-mechanical systems (SHRF Phase I)
    • Resilient engineering and systems (NSERC, Strategic Project Grant)

    2010-2011

    • Human factors
    • Human-friendly mechatronics
    • Micro Mechatronics Systems: design, modeling and control
    • Modeling and control of micro fluids for druo delivery
    • Resilient systems

    2009-2010

    • Biosensor
    • Memory modeling
    • Micro Mechatronics Systems: design, modeling and control
    • Nano-drug delivery system
    • Resilient engineering

    2008-2009

    • Artronics
    • Bio-Mechatronics Systems: design, modeling and control
    • Micro-fluidics for drug development
    • Modeling and control of complex systems

    2007-2008

    • Human-machine interface
    • MEMS / NANO Technology for medicine
    • Micro Mechatronics Systems: design, modeling and control
    • Modeling and simulation of critical infrastructure systems
    • Robotics solution to biotechnology