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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Condition monitoring and fault diagnosis, fault tolerant design and control, machine learning and data-driven approaches, and their applications in wind turbine systems, power converters, power systems, onshore and offshore renewable energy systems. 

Key Publications

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  • An Adaptive Charging Strategy of Lithium-ion Battery for Loss Reduction with Thermal Effect Consideration, Ding, Y., Wu, H., Gao, Z., Zhang, H. 21 Aug 2021, 1st IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Symposium
  • A Nonlinear Optimal Control Approach for Multi-DOF Brachiation Robots, Rigatos, G., Abbaszadeh, M., Busawon, K., Gao, Z., Pomares, J. 15 Nov 2021, In: International Journal of Humanoid Robotics
  • An Overview on Fault Diagnosis, Prognosis and Resilient Control for Wind Turbine Systems, Gao, Z., Liu, X. 5 Feb 2021, In: Processes
  • Anti-Saturation-Based Adaptive Sliding-Mode Control for Active Suspension Systems With Time-Varying Vertical Displacement and Speed Constraints, Chen, H., Liu, Y., Liu, L., Tong, S., Gao, Z. 21 Jan 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
  • Convergence of velocities for the short range communicated discrete-time Cucker–Smale model, Yin, X., Gao, Z., Yue, D., Fu, Y. 1 Jul 2021, In: Automatica
  • Data-Driven Fault Classification for Non-Inverting Buck–Boost DC–DC Power Converters Based on Expectation Maximisation Principal Component Analysis and Support Vector Machine Approaches, Fu, Y., Gao, Z., Wu, H., Yin, X., Zhang, A. 21 Aug 2021, 1st IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Symposium
  • Data-Driven Parameter Fault Classification for A DC–DC Buck Converter, Fu, Y., Gao, Z., Zhang, A. 24 Mar 2021, Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA, Piscataway, IEEE
  • Fault reconstruction and resilient control for discrete-time stochastic systems, Liu, X., Gao, Z., Chan, C. 11 Feb 2021, In: ISA transactions
  • Iterative learning fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control for stochastic repetitive systems with Brownian motion, Li, L., Yao, L., Wang, H., Gao, Z. 30 Mar 2021, In: ISA Transactions
  • Proportional-Integral Synchronisation for Non-identical Wireless Packet-Coupled Oscillators with Delays, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Gao, Z. 1 Nov 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

PGR Supervision

  • Xiaoxu Liu Fault estimation and fault tolerant control with application to wind turbine systems Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 26/03/2018
  • Sarah Odofin Robust Fault Diagnosis by GA Optimisation with Applications to Wind Turbine Systems and Induction Motors Start Date: 31/01/2013 End Date: 27/02/2017
  • Yichuan Fu Data-Driven Fault Classification for Wind Turbine Systems Start Date: 01/02/2016 End Date: 21/04/2021
  • Reihane Rahimilarki Fault Diagnosis for Wind Turbine Systems by Using Neural Network and Deep Learning Techniques Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 19/07/2021


  • Engineering PhD April 14 1996
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • Senior member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2009

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