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Dr Xianzhi Zhang

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


I am a Lecturer in Engineering Design and Manufacture in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace 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:

Areas of specialism

  • Manufacturing informatics
  • System interoperability
  • Knowledge-based process planning


  • 2016-2017 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • 2009-2012 PhD in Mechanical Engineering


Jump to: Article
Number of items: 8.


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

Vichare, Parag, Zhang, Xianzhi, Dhokia, Vimal, Cheung, Wai M, Xiao, Wenlei and Zheng, Lianyu (2017) Computer numerical control machine tool information reusability within virtual machining systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, ISSN (print) 0954-4054 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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

Wang, Qing, Hou, Renluan, Li, Jiangxiong, Ke, Yinglin, Maropoulos, Paul George and Zhang, Xianzhi (2017) 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, ISSN (print) 0954-4054 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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

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