Prof. Wuqiang Yang

University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Professor Wuqiang Yang received his BEng (with Distinction), MSc and PhD (with Distinction) degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing. After 3 years Lecturer at Tsinghua University, he joined UMIST in 1991 and currently he is a Professor at University of Manchester. His main research interests include industrial process tomography, especially electrical capacitance tomography (ECT), image reconstruction, sensing and data acquisition systems, instrumentation and multiphase flow measurement. Professor Yang is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of IEE, Fellow of InstMC and Fellow of IEEE. He has published 350 papers, including review articles. He reviews papers for 40 journals. He is a Visiting Professor/Science Advisor in 6 universities/organisations and an editorial board member of 4 journals. He received 1997 IEE/NPL Wheatstone Measurement Prize, 1997 Honeywell Prize from the Institute of Measurement and Control, 2000 IEE Ayrton Premium and 2009 IET Innovation Award Finalist. His biography has been included in Who’s Who in the World since 2002. He is recognised by International Center for Scientific Research (France) as one of top 30 technology researchers in the world. Since 2010, he is an IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Distinguished Lecturer.

Experience

Education

  • 1971 – 1974

    High School, Shandong

  • 1982 - 1985

    Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing

    Precision Instruments

  • 1977 - 1982

    Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing

    Automation

  • 1985 – 1988

    Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing

    Precision Instruments

Edited Books

  • Sensor Array

    Sensor arrays are used to overcome the limitation of simple and/or individual conventional sensors. Obviously, it is more complicated to deal with some issues related to sensor arrays, e.g. signal processing, than those conventional sensors. Some of the issues are addressed in this book, with emphasis on signal processing, calibration and some advanced applications, e.g. how to place sensors as an array for accurate measurement, how to calibrate a sensor array by experiment, how to use a sensor array to track non-stationary targets efficiently and effectively, how to use an ultrasonic sensor array for shape recognition and position measurement, how to use sensor arrays to detect chemical agents, and applications of gas sensor arrays, including e-nose. This book should be useful for those who would like to learn the recent developments in sensor arrays, in particular for engineers, academics and postgraduate students studying instrumentation and measurement.