Expert in Electrical Capacitance Tomography, Multiphase Flow Measurement, Circuit Design, Data Acquisition
Expert ID: 721911 United Kingdom
Expert is recognised as world's leading in electrical capacitance tomography, both in hardware (sensors and transducers, analogue and digital circuits, data acquisition, data communication and computer interface) and software (electro-magnetic field analysis, finite element analysis, computer control, parallel data processing and image reconstruction algorithms). He has proposed many innovative methods for sensor and measuring circuit design, system calibration and image reconstruction and has addressed many challenging industrial applications. He has several patents granted in the tomography area, including an international patent, which has been licensed to Process Tomography Ltd. He recently developed a new ECT system, which improves image quality dramatically. He is also the principal investigator of several on-going projects.
Expert carried out a major national research project on the design of electrostatic gyroscopes. He was responsible for the design of electrostatic suspension systems and worked on modelling of drift errors of gyros and a very accurate strap-down north-finder. The overall project was awarded 1st prize by the 6th Industry Ministry of China.
Multi-phase flow measurement remains a notorious task. A particular difficulty is that all available flow meters are flow-regime-dependent. Industrial tomography is based on cross-sectional images, offering an opportunity of developing flow-regime-independent multi-phase flow meters. Expert was the principle researcher and technical manager of an EPSRC/DTI Industrial Measurement Systems LINK project, aimed to measure gas/oil/water 3-component flows, using tomographic imaging and cross correlation techniques. He was responsible for the design of high-speed imaging and correlation hardware and software, together with the overall system integration
Up to now there is no efficient instrument for monitoring multi-interfaces in crude oil separators. Expert worked on a SERC/Marinetech research project for measurement of multi-interfaces and foam detection for 3-phase separators using segmented capacitance sensors. Currently a multi-modality sensing system is being developed for monitoring and control of crude oil separators.
Expert has worked on several projects related to micro-controller applications, including an electrical muscular stimulation instrument (patented and marketed), hand-held DDS signal generator and intelligent car wiper controller. He was also a technical consultant to Tanike Computer and Instrument Co.
As a Science Advisor, he helped the Chinese Academy of Sciences in developing an electrical capacitance tomography instrument for measuring fluidised beds for coal combustion.He helped ShangQiu Normal University in developing a small capacitance meter, which is being used for an NSFC-funded project in vehicle detection. He helped Tainjin University in advising research in multiphase flow measurement and setting up a new MSc course in instrumentation. He helped Process Tomography Ltd. in setting up the company and developing a product from the research outcome.
|Year: 1988||Degree: PhD||Subject: Navigation and Control||Institution: Tsinghua University - Beijing, China|
|Year: 1985||Degree: MSc||Subject: Navigation and Control||Institution: Tsinghua University - Beijing, China|
|Year: 1982||Degree: BSc||Subject: Instrumentation and Control||Institution: Tsinghua University - Beijing, China|
|Years: 1991 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor||Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering||Responsibilities: Course Organiser of MSc in Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation|
|Years: 1988 to 1991||Employer: Tsianghua University||Title: Lecturer||Department: Precision Instrumentation||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1999 to 2003||Agency: British Council||Role: Advisor||Description: He advised on Higher Education Link Scheme.|
|Years: 1999 to 2000||Agency: IEE||Role: Committee member||Description: He was a committee member of IEE Professional Group J1 (Instrumentation and measurement systems).|
|Years: 2004 to Present||Agency: NSFC||Role: Overseas panel member||Description: He is an overseas panel member of Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1999 to Present||Country / Region: China||Summary: He is appointed Science Advisor to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also a Guest Professor at Tianjin University.|
|Years: 1994 to 2000||Country / Region: United Kingdom||Summary: He was a Technical Consultant for Process Tomography Ltd.|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: Korea||Summary: He worked with Cheju University as a Consultant.
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: Norway||Summary: He was was a PhD examiner for Norwegian University of Science and Technology.|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: Germany||Summary: He is a PhD examiner for Forschungszentrum Dresden – Rossendorf.|
|Associations / Societies|
|He is a Fellow of IEE (FIEE) and Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE).|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng).|
|He is a Professor of Electronic Instrumentation.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|He has been recognized for the following awards:
Distinction Graduate of Tsinghua University (top 5%)
Chinese National Measurement Standard Bureau Award
Distinction Ph.D. Dissertation of Tsinghua University (top 5%)
1st prize from 6th Industry Ministry of China for research on electrostatic gyroscopes
Navigation Journal Award for a paper he wrote
IEE Measurement Prize for his contribution to electrical capacitance tomography
Honeywell Prize from the Institute of Measurement and Control for the best paper of the year published on Measurement + Control;
2000 IEE Ayrton Premium for the best paper of the year published on IEE Proc.-Sci. Meas. Technol.
Prize from Henan Province, China
Most successful link award from the British Council
Global Research Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 200 publications and holds 9 patents, two of which have been licensed to industry.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He is a science advisor to Chinese Academy of Sciences.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He was an organizing committee member of several international conferences, such as IEEE Workshop on Imaging Systems and Techniques, World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography. He was an invited speaker at many international conferences and workshops.|
|His research into electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) has been commercialised. He is the technical director of ECT Instruments Ltd|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He is a reviewer/referee for 20 professional journals and book publishers.|
Fields of Expertise
tomography, computed tomography, computed tomography scanner, electrical impedance tomography, multiphase flow pipeline, multiphase flowmetering, level measurement, liquid level measurement, fluid flow measurement, multiphase flow measurement, liquid level sensor, microcontroller application, oil meter, oil separator, two-phase pipeline, electrical impedance, level sensing, level sensor, imaging, multicomponent flow, nondestructive testing, microcontroller