Hongwei Zhang | Sheffield Hallam University

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Hongwei Zhang

Dr Hongwei Zhang BEng, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIET, FHEA

Deputy Head of Department, Department of Engineering and Mathematics


I have a PhD in Control Engineering from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology.  

I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 and am currently working as the Deputy Head of Department for Department of Engineering and Mathematics. Department of Engineering and Mathematics is one of the largest departments at Sheffield Hallam University with over 110 academic staff and more than 2,200 students. I am leading on the operational aspects of the management of the department and providing a strategic link between the Head of Department and operational academic groups responsible for the implementation of strategy.   

I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I am also an IET Academic Accreditor. My main teaching areas are in industrial automation and control engineering.    

I am a keen researcher in the field of advanced control and condition monitoring of complex processes, industrial automation, robotics and artificial intelligence.

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