机械工程系

Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Name: Zhen Zhang
Position: Associate Professor
Telephone: 8610-62771390
E-mail: zzhang@tsinghua.edu.cn
Mailing address:
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University,Beijing, 100084, China
Office: A931, Lee Shau Kee Building, Tsinghua University

Education background

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University,Columbus, OH, USA, 2007

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, 2003

M.S. Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2001

B.S. Instrumentation Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 1998

Experience

Jan. 2013 to present: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing China, Associate Professor

Nov. 2009 to Dec. 2012: Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Assistant Professor

2007-2009: Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, USA, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Social service

ASME DSCD Technical Committee on Mechatronics

Member

IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control

Member

Chinese Association of Automation Youth Committee

Member

ASME Dynamic Systems Control Conference

Session Co-Chair

ASME

Member

IEEE

Member

 

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Design, modeling and control of ultra-precision mechatronic systems and applications in scientific instrument, advanced manufacturing equipment (such as ultra-fast laser);

Tracking problem for time-varying systems and rotation-angle based systems;

Mechatronics;

Research Status

-  Large dynamic range servo systems supporting ultra-fast laser manufacturing, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), PI

- A novel nanomanipulation-based direct writing vacuum evaporation instrument, sponsored by NSFC Special Fund for Research Instruments, Co-PI

- large range flexure-based XY nano servo stage, sponsored by Key State Lab of Hydraulic and Mechatronic Systems, PI

- Tracking control design for time-varying systems, sponsored by National Science Foundation of China, PI

- Time-varying repetitive control and its applications, sponsored by Tsinghua University, PI

Honors And Awards

-  Best Session Presentation Award, The 2009 American Control Conference

Academic Achievement

Selected Publications

He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed technical articles in international journals and conference proceedings, and has 30 inventions either patented or patent-pending.

- Z. Zhang, X. Yang, and P. Yan, Large dynamic range tracking of an XY compliant nanomanipulator with cross-axis coupling reduction, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 117, pp. 757-770, 2018.

- L. Lu, Z. Zhang*, Y. Guan and H. Zheng, Comparison of the effect of typical patterns on friction and wear properties of chromium alloy prepared by laser surface texturing, Optics & Laser Technology, vol. 106, pp. 272-279, 2018.

- Z. Liu, Z. Zhang*, and P. Yan, A self-adjusting stiffness center design for large stroke compliant XY nanomanipulators, Mechanical Sciences, vol. 9, pp. 41-50, 2018

- Z. Zhang, P. Yan, and G. Hao. A large range flexure-based servo systems supporting precision additive manufacturing, Engineering, vol. 3(5), pp. 708-715, 2017.

- Z. Zhang, P. Wang, P. Yan, and Y. Guan. A beam flexure-based large stroke nanopositioning stage supporting laser direct-write nanofabrication. Science China-Phys Mech Astron, vol. 59 no. 8, 2016.

- Y. Li, K. Zhou and Z. Zhang*. A novel flow-difference feedback iteration method and its application to the high-speed aerostatic journal bearings, Tribology International, vol. 84, pp 132-141, 2015.

- Z. Zhang, P. Yan, H. Jiang and P. Ye, A discrete time-varying internal model-based approach for high precision tracking of a multi-axis servo gantry, ISA Transactions, vol. 53, no. 5: pp. 1695-1703, 2014.

- Z. Zhang and Z. Sun. A novel internal model-based tracking control for a class of linear time-varying systems. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 132 (1): 011004-1-10, 2010.

- Z. Sun, Z. Zhang and T.-C. Tsao. Trajectory tracking and disturbance rejection of linear time-varying systems: Input/output representation. Systems & Control Letters, vol. 58 (6): 452-460, 2009.

- Z. Zhang and A. Serrani. Adaptive robust output regulation of uncertain linear periodic systems. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 55 (2): 266-278, 2009.

Patents

- XY Nano positioning stage, Chinese Patent ZL201410265441.4.

- High stiffness double drive parallel kinematic servo gantry, Chinese Patent ZL201310157124.6.

- Parallel motion decoupling servo gantry. Chinese Patent ZL201210575659.0.

- Motion decoupling servo gantry. Chinese Patent ZL201210519763.8.