Basic Information

Zhifen Zhang

A Postdoctoral

Department of Instrument science and precision manufacturing

School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Xi’an, 710049, China

Research Interests:

Laser shock peening, intenlligent manufacturing,Monitoring and defect prediction of welding process; Multisensory data fusion and modeling; Mechanical Fault detection and diagnosis


 West II Building, 28 Xian Ning West Road, Room 110

Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Xi’an, 710049, China

Tel: +86-13661662344,

Research projects

 Research projects:

l  On-line defect detection and micro-characterization of welding porosity for aluminum alloy in pulsed GTAWChina postdoctoral science foundation funding, 2018T1110532018/06-2020/06, CNY150,000 hosted

l  Welding defect detection and prediction for Aluminum alloy GTAW Postdoctoral Scientific Research Project Funding of Shanxi Province, 2017/01-2018/12, CNY 20,000 hosted

l  Characterization and identification of robotic welding defects based on deep learning of arc spectrum, China postdoctoral science foundation funding, 2016M6028052017/01-2018/12, CNY50,000 hosted

l  Polymorphic data-driven-based On-line prediction and quantitative evaluation of weld defects for aluminum alloy pulse GTAW,  NSFC Natural Science Foundation of China51605372, 2017/01-2019/12, CNY 200,000 hosted

l  New teachers' scientific research funding for top universities constructionJX1K0382016/06-2019/07CNY100,000 hosted

l  Tests and analysis for crack propagation of aluminum alloy weldment, horizontal projects,20161210, CNY45,000, hosted

l  Equipment overhaul in 2016 for Ministry of Chemical Industry, 20160978, CNY135,900, participated

l  Daily maintenance - C - 702 online dynamic balance for Ministry of Chemical Industry, 20161205, CNY20,000, participated

Work&Research experience

 Research and work Experience:

l  2015.10 ~ Present:  Lecturer& Postdoc, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiao Tong University,  Dr. Guangrui Wen


l  2013.11 ~ 2014.10: Visiting student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor,  Dr. Elijah Kannatey-Asibu

Ø  Monitoring of ultrasonic welding process with multiple sensory technology, Dr. Wane Cai

Ø  Prediction of welding Residual Stress Release based on acoustic emission and strain sensor, Dr. Elijah Kannatey-Asibu

l  2014.06.09 ~ 2014.06.13: Volunteer, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2014), Detroit & Ann Arbor, USA  

l  2014.10.25 ~ 2014.10.28: Member of the organizing committee, The 10th International Conference on Robotic Welding, Intelligence and Automation (RWIA’2014), Shanghai, China, in charge of receptionist and conference finance.

l  2012.10.05 ~ 2012.10.09: Member of the organizing committee, The 9th Conference of Chinese Robotic Welding, Beijing, China, in charge of receptionist and conference finance

2010.10~2015.10, Lab Assistant, Intelligentized Robotic Welding Technology Laboratory, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


 Ph.D                                                            2015

Shanghai Jiao Tong University                                      Shanghai, China

Dissertation: Research on Feature extraction of Welding Defects for Aluminum Alloy During Pulsed GTAW Process using Multisensor-based Information Fusion”

Major: Materials Processing Engineering

SupervisorDr. Shanben Chen

M.S.                                                             2010

Lanzhou University of Technology                                 Lanzhou, Gansu, China

Dissertation: “Research of joint quality evaluation of resistance spot welding for automotive body” Major: Materials Processing Engineering

Supervisor:  Dr. Jianhong Chen

B.S                                                              2007

Lanzhou University of Technology                                 Lanzhou, Gansu, China

Major: Materials Processing Engineering