Dr Qichun 'Kit' Zhang

Job: Senior Lecturer in Dynamics and Control

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 116 250 6065

E: qichun.zhang@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kitqzhang


Personal profile

Qichun 'Kit' Zhang was awarded PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Manchester, UK, in 2016. He also received MSc in Control Theory and Control Engineering in 2010 and BEng in Automation in 2008, respectively, from Northeastern University, China. Before joining De Montfort University, Leicester, Dr Zhang was a Senior Research Officer at University of Essex, UK, where he developed novel modelling and control methods for biological neural interaction (EPSRC-funded Project SenseBack). From 2011-2013, Dr Zhang was an academic visitor at Control Systems Centre, University of Manchester. He also worked for universities and enterprises in China before moving to UK in 2011. His current research interests include stochastic dynamic systems, probabilistic coupling analysis, decoupling control, performance optimisation and computational modelling for peripheral nervous systems. He has published widely in the above areas. He holds the membership of IET, IEEE and EMBS.

Research group affiliations

Institution of Engineering Science (IoES)

Areas of teaching

 Control Systems


PhD in Electrical and Eletronic Engineering, University of Manchester, UK, 2016

MSc in Control Theory and Control Engineering, Northeastern University, China, 2010

BEng in Automation, Northeastern University, China, 2008

Courses taught

ENGT5145 – Control and Instrumentation

ENGD3038 – Dynamics and Control

Membership of external committees

Committee member of the Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK(CACSUK)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Professional licences and certificates

Chartered Engineer, British Engineering Council

PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


De Montfort University Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) 2017-18, £14K, PI

De Montfort University Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) 2018-20, £17K, PI

Conference attendance

Qichun Zhang and Xuewu Dai, "Entropy-based iterative learning identification algorithm for non-Gaussian stochastic systems and its application on neural interaction characterisation, " in the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Artificial Intelligence (IAI 2019), Shenyang, China, July 23-25, 2019 

Qichun Zhang, Liang Hu, "Probabilistic Decoupling Control for Stochastic Nonlinear Systems using Estimation-based dynamic set-point adjustment, " in UKACC 2018, Sheffield, UK, Sept. 5-7, 2018

Qichun Zhang and Xin Yin, "Parametric Decoupling Control Strategy for a Class of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems via Observer-based Output Feedback, " in the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2017), Huddersfield  UK, 7-8 Sept. 2017


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