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Doctor Yao Zhang

Dr Yao Zhang

Lecturer in Maritime Engineering

Research interests

  • Learning-based Control and optimization
  • Renewable energy
  • Control applications to marine systems (wave energy converters, launch and recovery systems, underwaters)

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr. Yao Zhang is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Maritime Engineering within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Dr Yao Zhang is an Associate Editor of IET Generation, Transmission, & Distribution (JCR Q2). She is also on the editorial board of Sustainable Marine Structures. She is also a member of IEEE and Fellow of HEA. She is in committee of IEEE UK and Ireland Control Systems Chapter and an IEEE WIE Ambassodor in UK and Ireland Section.

PhD oppurtunity is now available -- Full scholarship for home and international students (tuition fee + stipend). Please contact me directly via email

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