Zhaohui Cen | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
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Zhaohui Cen

Zhaohui Cen


Research Engineer of Electronic
Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute QEERI

  • Phone+974-44545704
  • Office locationC123, RDC North Building

Biography

Dr. Zhaohui Cen  has proven research and engineering project R&D experience in his prior careers. Before joining QEERI, Dr. Cen has worked as a Research Associate on power electronics reliability of Hybrid Electric Vehicles and visualization simulation for next-generation smart-grid at the University of Sheffield, UK, and a Research Associate at Power Energy System Research and Innovation Centre (PESRI), University of Lincoln, UK.  He also worked as a Postdoc on UAV control system reliability at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Dr. Cen has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers (10 of 12 Journal papers as first author or corresponding author), owns two patents and one software copyright.

Dr. Zhaohui Cen specializes in measurement & control and condition monitoring & reliability analysis for industrial systems. His current research/duties at QEERI focuses on condition monitoring for the 250kW/500KWh BYD Energy Storage System (ESS) at QSTP STF, Smart Micro-grid for Renewable Energy Integration based on power electronics and embedded system technologies. 

 


Research Interests

  • Battery Storage System, Smart Metering, Photo-Voltaic smart grid integration
  • Aerodynamics modeling and flight control for Spacecraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • SCADA, HMI, Condition monitoring and fault diagnosis, Reliability Engineering
  • Machine learning, Big data processing & data mining such as Neural networks and SVM
  • Measurement & Control H/S development(NI Labview& dSPACE) ,Embedded SOC based electronic systems design (FPGA/DSP/ARM)

Experience

Research Engineer of Electronic

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Member of Qatar Foundation, Qatar

Dec. 2013- present
  • Research Associate on Thrust-vectoring fixed-wing UAV

    Lincoln school of Engineering, The university of Lincoln, Lincoln, United Kingdom

    Aug. 2013-Dec.2013
  • Research Associate on Power electronics reliability

    Dept of Automatic Control and system engineering, The university of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

    April. 2013-July.2013
  • Research Associate On UAV failure analysis and tolerant control

    Electrical Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, UAE university, AL AIn, UAE.

    July 2012-July 2013
  • Postdoc & Lecturer on Machine learning-based diagnosis technologies

    Institute of pattern recognition and artificial intelligence, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China (March 2011~May 2012)

    March 2011-May 2012
  • Research assistant on Aerospace engineering reliability

    Department of electronic and information engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

    Sep. 2007~March 2011
  • Teaching assistant

    Department of electronic and information engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

    Sep. 2005-June 2007

Education

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

Sep 2007-March 2011
  • Ph.D

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

    Sep 2005-June 2007
  • Master of Science

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

    Sep 2001-July 2005

Selected Publications

  • Z. Cen, Paul Stewart

    Condition Parameter Estimation for Photo-Voltaic Buck Converter based on Model Observer. IEEE Transactions on Reliability. 66(1), 2017,p148 - 160

    2017
  • Z. Cen

    An Ultrafast Maximum Power Point Setting Scheme for Photovoltaic Arrays Using Model Parameter Identification, International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 2015, Article ID 424628, 10 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/424628)

    2015
  • 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, May 2015 vol. 229 no. 6 1057-1075.

    2015
  • Z. Cen, H. Noura, T. Bagus, Al Younes

    Robust Fault Diagnosis for Quadrotor UAVs Using Adaptive Thau Observer[J] , Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, (10), January 2014, Volume 73, Issue 1-4, pp 573-588.

    2014
  • 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=6.507 and a rank of 2 out of 123 in the Computer Science and Art

    2013