Full list of publications

 

Education

  • Ph.D,  Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China (2007~ 2011)
  • Master of Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

Professional Experience

Prior to joining QEERI, Dr. Cen has worked as a Research Associate on thrust-vectoring control of aircrafts at University of Lincoln, UK, and a Research Associate on power electronics reliability of Hybrid Electric Vehicles and visualization simulation for next-generation smart-grid at University of Sheffield, UK. He has also worked as a Post-doctor RA at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, and a Post-doctor Research Fellow at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

Awards

  • Best paper Award in CCIT 2014, London, UK.
  • Ph.D student’s international exchange funding of HUST, 2011
  • Ph.D student’s international exchange funding of HUST, 2010
  • Best Outstanding graduate student of HUST in top 10, 2007
  • Best paper Award of graduate in HUST, 2006

Selected publications

  • Z. Cen. An Ultra-Fast Maximum Power Point Setting Scheme for Photo-Voltaic arrays. International Journal of Photoenergy.  Article ID 424628, in press, 2015.  
  • Z. Cen, H. Noura, Al Younes. Systematic Fault Tolerant Control based on Adaptive Thau Observer Estimation for Quadrotor UAVs [J] ,International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS), 2015, Vol. 25, No. 1, 159–174.
  • Z. Cen, Tim Smith, Paul Stewart and Jill Stewart. Integrated flight/thrust vectoring control for jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicles with ACHEON propulsion [J]. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, July, 2014, DOI: 10.1177/0954410014544179.
  • Z. Cen, J. Wei and R. Jiang, A Grey-Box Neural Network based Model Identification and Fault Estimation Scheme for Nonlinear Dynamic Systems[J], International journal of neural system. 23(6), 2013, 1350025. (Currently IF=6.056 and a rank of 3 out of 111 in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence category).