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Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
PhD, University of Sheffield, U.K.
MSc Control Systems, University of Sheffield, U.K.
BEng Automation, Tianjin University of Technology and Education, P. R. China

Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Stephen Carr, Fan Zhang, Feng Liu, Zhaolong Du, Jon Maddy. Optimal operation of a hydrogen refueling station combined with wind power in the electricity market. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 41, pp. 21057-21066, 2016.
  2. Fan Zhang, Pengcheng Zhao, Meng Niu, Jon Maddy. The survey of key technologies in hydrogen energy storage. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 41, pp. 14535-14552, 2016.
  3. Fan Zhang, Jon Maddy, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy. Novel current sensing photovoltaic maximum power point tracking based on sliding mode control strategy. Solar Energy, Vol. 118, pp. 80-86, 2015.
  4. Tim Patterson, Sandra Esteves, Stephen Carr, Fan Zhang, James Reed, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy. Life Cycle Assessment of the Electrolytic Production and Utilization of Low Carbon Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 39, No. 14, pp. 7190-7201, 2014.
  5. Fan Zhang, Kary Thanapalan, Andrew Procter, Stephen Carr, Jon Maddy, Giuliano Premier. Power management control for off-grid solar hydrogen production and utilisation system. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 38, No. 11, pp. 4334-4341, 2013.
  6. Fan Zhang, Kary Thanapalan, Andrew Procter, Stephen Carr, Jon Maddy. Adaptive hybrid maximum power point tracking method for a photovoltaic system. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 353-360, 2013.
  7. Kary Thanapalan, Stephen Carr, Fan Zhang, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy. Renewable hydrogen vehicle and infrastructure development in the UK. International Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 27-32, 2013.

Conference Papers

  1. Fan Zhang, Stephen Carr, James Reed, Jon Maddy, Christian Laycock, Alan Guwy. Development of a hydrogen training programme for the Welsh Energy Sector: needs analysis and course content. 2nd International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K. 19th to 21st August 2014.
  2. Fan Zhang, Stephen Carr, Kary Thanapalan, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy. Design and simulation of a single current sensor maximum power point tracker for solar hydrogen system. In the proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’13), Bilbao, Spain, 20th to 22nd March 2013.
  3. Fan Zhang, Kary Thanapalan, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy. Development of a novel hybrid maximum power point tracking methodology for photovoltaic systems. In the proceedings of the. 18th International Conference on Automation & Computing, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, U.K., 7th-8th September 2012.
  4. Fan Zhang, Kary Thanapalan, Andy Procter, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy. Fuzzy logic control for solar powered hydrogen production, storage and utilization system. In the proceedings of 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control, Cardiff, U.K., 3rd-5th September 2012.
  5. Fan Zhang, Steve Daley, David Owens. Application of a repetitive controller with accelerated convergence properties to an active vibration isolation system. In the proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Daejeon, South Korea, 6th-10th July, 2008.
  6. Stephen Carr, Fan Zhang, Kary Thanapalan, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy. Control and simulation of a stand-alone wind-hydrogen generation system. In the proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’13), Bilbao, Spain, 20th to 22nd March 2013.
  7. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Stephen Carr, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy, Jon Maddy. An overview of renewable energy technologies and hydrogen economy. In the proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’13), Bilbao, Spain, 20th to 22nd March 2013.
  8. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Giuliano Premier, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy. Energy management effect of integrating regenerative braking into a renewable hydrogen vehicle. In the proceedings of 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control, Cardiff, U.K., 3-5 September 2012.
  9. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy, Jon Maddy. Renewable hydrogen hybrid electric vehicles and optimal energy recovery systems. In the proceedings of 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control, Cardiff, U.K., 3-5 September 2012.
  10. Stephen Carr, Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Alan Guwy, Jon Maddy, Lars Gusig, Giuliano Premier. Integration of wind power and hydrogen hybrid electric vehicles into electric grids. In the proceedings of 4th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB’12), Stockholm, Sweden, 3-5 September 2012.
  11. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy. Optimal power management of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. In the proceedings of World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF2012), Denver, Colorado, USA, 13th to 17th May, 2012.
  12. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Giuliano Premier, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy. On-board renewable hydrogen production system for hydrogen hybrid vehicles. In the proceedings of World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF 2012), Denver, Colorado, USA, 13th to 17th May, 2012.
  13. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Andy Procter, Stephen Carr, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy, Jon Maddy. Development of energy saving mechanism for renewable hydrogen vehicles. In the proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’12), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 28th to 30th March, 2012.
  14. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang. Energy management system for tribrid electric vehicles. In the proceedings of 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’11), University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK, 10th September 2011.
  15. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Jon Maddy, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy. Control-oriented PEM fuel cell system modeling and repetitive controller design. In the proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing (ICICIP) 2011, Harbin, China, 25th – 28th July 2011.
  16. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Jon Maddy, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy. Design and implementation of on-board hydrogen production and storage system for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. In the proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing (ICICIP) 2011, Harbin, China, 25th – 28th July 2011.
  17. Kary Thanapalan, Jung Kim, Stephen Carr, Fan Zhang, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy. Progress in the development of renewable hydrogen vehicles, storage, infrastructure in the UK: hydrogen centre in its early years of operation. In the proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing (ICICIP) 2011, Harbin, China, 25th – 28th July 2011.
  18. Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Jon Maddy, Giuliano Premier. Development of on-board hydrogen production and storage system for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. In the proceedings of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Conference (HEVC) 2011, The University of Warwick, Warwick, UK, 18th-19th May 2011.
  19. Ilias Zazas, Fan Zhang, Steve Daley, Active harmonic vibration control strategies for accelerated convergence. In the proceedings of NOVEM (Noise and Vibration: Emerging Methods) 2009, Keble College, Oxford, 5th-8th April 2009.
  20. Jari Hätönen, Fan Zhang, Steve Daley, David H. Owens. Adjoint multivariable repetitive control algorithm for active control of vibration. In the proceedings of 3rd IFAC Workshop ‘Periodic Control Systems’, Saint Petersburg, Russian, August 29-31st, 2007.
  21. Steve Daley, Alistair Johnson, John Pearson, Roger Harrison, Fan Zhang, Ilias Zazas. Active control of vibration in marine systems. IMechE Mini Symposium, International Control Conference (ICC2006), Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., 30th August to 1st September, 2006.
  22. Jari Hätönen, Steve Daley, Fan Zhang and David Owens. Application of a novel multivariable repetitive control algorithm to an active vibration isolation system. In the proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Lisbon, Portugal, 11-14th July, 2005.

Memberships

2013 –     Member of Energy & Environment Research Institute, University of South Wales
2012 –     Member of IEEE Control Systems Society
2010 –     Member of IEEE
2010 –     Member of New ACE

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