Search our site
Search our site

Dr Xianzhi Zhang


I am a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design and Manufacture in the School of Engineering. In 2012, I obtained my PhD from University of Bath and was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher. Before I joined Kingston in 2015, I have been working on EU projects ‘Dematerialisation of machine tools' and STEPMAN. I specialise in manufacturing informatics and the integration between manufacturing systems. 

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

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Design and Manufacture, BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, MIET


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • 2009-2012 PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Teaching and learning


  • Manufacturing informatics (Big data, machine learning)
  • Manufacturing system integration and interoperability
  • Knowledge management in manufacturing
  • Digital Twin (Cyber-Physical systems)


Jump to: Article
Number of items: 9.


Ning, Fangwei, Shi, Yan, Cai, Maolin, Xu, Weiqing and Zhang, Xianzhi (2020) Manufacturing cost estimation based on a deep-learning method. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 54, pp. 186-195. ISSN (print) 0278-6125

Wang, Qing, Hou, Renluan, Li, Jiangxiong, Ke, Yinglin, Maropoulos, Paul George and Zhang, Xianzhi (2018) Positioning variation modeling for aircraft panels assembly based on elastic deformation theory. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 232(14), pp. 2592-2604. ISSN (print) 0954-4054

Vichare, Parag, Zhang, Xianzhi, Dhokia, Vimal, Cheung, Wai M, Xiao, Wenlei and Zheng, Lianyu (2018) Computer numerical control machine tool information reusability within virtual machining systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 232(4), pp. 593-604. ISSN (print) 0954-4054

Shi, Zhenyu and Zhang, Xianzhi (2017) Contact angle hysteresis analysis on superhydrophobic surface based on the design of channel and pillar models. Materials & Design, 131, pp. 323-333. ISSN (print) 0264-1275

Shi, Zhenyu, Zhao, Tianming, Wan, Yi and Zhang, Xianzhi (2017) Development of a micropump composed of three gears with Logix tooth profiles fabricated by micromilling technology. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 92(1-4), pp. 1507-1517. ISSN (print) 0268-3768

Li, Yongfeng, Tao, Fei, Cheng, Ying, Zhang, Xianzhi and Nee, A.Y.C. (2017) Complex networks in advanced manufacturing systems. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 43(3), pp. 409-421. ISSN (print) 0278-6125

Wen, Ke, Du, Fuzhou and Zhang, Xianzhi (2016) Algorithm and experiments of six-dimensional force/torque dynamic measurements based on a Stewart platform. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 29(6), pp. 1840-1851. ISSN (print) 1000-9361

Sun, Huibin, Zhang, Xianzhi and Wang, Junyang (2016) Online machining chatter forecast based on improved local mean decomposition. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 84(5-8), pp. 1045-1056. ISSN (print) 0268-3768

Shi, Zhenyu, Liu, Zhanqiang, Song, Hao and Zhang, Xianzhi (2016) Prediction of contact angle for hydrophobic surface fabricated with micro-machining based on minimum Gibbs free energy. Applied Surface Science, 364, pp. 597-603. ISSN (print) 0169-4332

This list was generated on Tue Feb 18 05:27:26 2020 GMT.
Site menu