Zhan appointed Buchanan Faculty Fellow

Photo of Dr. Wei ZhanDr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Wei Zhan the Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow in Engineering Technology in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Zhan is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution. He joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty in 2006. He previously worked for TRW Automotive in Livonia, Mich., and General Motors R&D Center in Warren, Mich. He has hands-on industrial experience in real-time control system design using the system engineering approach; Anti-Lock Brake System design; nonlinear control; adaptive control; system modeling; identification; robust design; optimization; optimal robotic path planning; CAD for robotic systems; simulation and implementation.

Zhan earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in control engineering from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and a second master's degree in systems engineering and a Ph.D. in systems science from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Zhan's research interests are in modeling, simulation and control of dynamic systems, statistical analysis, design optimization,
robustness analysis, quality control, sensor and instrumentation and wireless communication.

Zhan is a registered professional engineer in Michigan and a Six Sigma Black Belt certified by the American Society for Quality. He holds two U.S. patents.