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Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre
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Dr Xiaolin Meng
Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre Director 

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Dr Xiaolin Meng is Director of the Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre, a dedicated international centre for technology transfer. He is Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, Associate Professor and Theme Leader of Positioning and Navigation Technologies at the Nottingham Geospatial Institute within The University of Nottingham.

He has been Special Professor of Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping and Wuhan University in China since 2004 and 2006, respectively. He holds a PhD in Highway, Urban Road and Airport Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai where he was appointed Guest Professor in 2010, and a PhD in Space Geodesy from The University of Nottingham.

Dr Meng has authored more than 200 journal and international conference papers. His research focuses include integrated GNSS for structural health monitoring of bridge, advanced GNSS and geodetic data processing, Network RTK GNSS and wide engineering and environmental applications, satellite geometry and its impact on positioning quality in GNSS denied areas. 

He has been chair of a special study group within IAG on Network RTK Quality Issues, and subcommittee “GNSS for SHM” of International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) since 2006.

Dr Meng is Associate Editor of Journal of Navigation, Board Member of Journal of Applied Geodesy, Journal of Positioning and Navigation and Journal of LBS.

He is leading joint research with China on deformation monitoring of long bridges , Agri-Tech research and intelligent transportation systems and services where China has huge demands and opportunities.

In April 2014 a high level Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and SUGEC as one of its 20 overseas implementation centre.

For further details please see Dr Meng's eStaff profile

e: xiaolin.meng@nottingham.ac.uk

 

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Dr Jian Wang
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Professor Jian Wang holds a PhD from the China University of Mining and Technology. He is currently an academic visitor of The University of Nottingham University and Deputy Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Spatial Informatics at  China University of Mining and Technology .

Professor Wang’s research interests include:

  • Emergency Positioning based on Multi-sensors (GPS/INS/LASER SCANNER) System
  • Bridge Health Monitoring using Multi-sensor Systems
  • BDs CORS Data Analysis for Mine ApplicationVision based Navigation and Positioning for Coal Mine

At the Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre, Dr Wang is in charge of the direction of Seamless Navigation and Positioning Technology for Mines. He also leads the research group for BDs COS Data Analysis to Mine Application as well as projects on monitoring the dynamic responses of bridges using high sampling rate GNSS.


  

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Dr Guoliang Chen
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Dr Guoliang Chen is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Environmental Science and Spatial Informatics at China University of Mining and Technology.

His area of research covers indoor-outdoor positioning technology. From 2012, Dr Chen has been a visiting academic at Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre.

His past projects have included:

  • Adaptive seamless indoor and outdoor positioning technology through optimal use of GNSS and terrestrial based geolocation information, Financed by National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Land Ecological Condition Investigation and Evaluation Index System Building of the Mining Subsidence Areas in Northern Jiangsu, 12th Five-Year Plan Project Financed by Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China
  • Key Technologies Development and Integration on "One-chart" Construction of Land and Resources Management in Coal Mining Area, Financed by Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China
  • Monitoring and Evaluating environmental Damage Caused by Coal Mining in Qianyingzi Coal Area, Financed by Anhui Hengyuan Coal-Electricity Group Co.,LTD
  • Model Study of Coal Mine Development Influence for Resources and Environment in Coal Mining Area and its Application, Financed by National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Surface Subsidence Monitoring and Prediction and Ecological Damage Cumulative Effects Study of Coal Mine Pit Development, Financed by Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China
  • Data Processing and Application Demonstration of the Civil Survey Satellite, National 12th Five-Year Technology Surrort Plan Project
  • Data Processing and Application Demonstration of the Civil Survey Satellite, National 12th Five-Year Technology Surrort Plan Project
e: chglcumt@163.com

 

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Dr Qiuzhao Zhang
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Dr Qiuzhao Zhang was a visiting research fellow at the SUGEC exchanged from China University of Mining and Technology from 15 August 2013 to 14 August 2014. Now he is a lecturer at China University of Mining and Technology. He obtained both his BSc degree and PhD degree from China University of Mining and Technology in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Dr Zhang’s main research interests include inertial navigation system, satellite navigation, integrated navigation and nonlinear Kalman filter.

As a member of Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre, Dr Zhang has spent a lot of his time in taking care of the routine administration work. He has been attending the research and administration work of ESA Geo-SHM project which is in charge of Sino-UK Centre. He also made a major contribution to have the Stage 1 of Horizon 2020 project proposal passed by collecting important literatures and preparing the proposal document. He also attended the proposal preparing for the NASG commonweal project. Dr Zhang has been concentrating on preparing the Sixth Sino-UK Seminar on Modern Surveying and Geo-information Technology, Business and Management which will be held form 14-18 July 2015. He has also attended activities hosted or co-organised by Sino-UK Centre.

 

 

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Roxanne Parnham
Centre Administrator 

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Roxanne organises and manages the day to day operations of SUGEC, from administration and organising events to welcoming and accommodating our visitors as well as assisting in research for projects and funding opportunities. With previous experience of teaching English as a foreign language, Roxanne also gives English Training Sessions to our visiting academics. She holds a BA in German and Hispanic studies and has spent time working in Germany, Austria and South America and is now expanding her international knowledge and experience to the Chinese market.

 

DenghuiWang
Denghui Wang
PhD Exchange Student 

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Mr Denghui Wang is an exchange PhD student from the School of Transportation, Southeast University, China. He achieved his BSc in Engineering Geodesy in 2011 and went on to complete his MSc in Geodesy and Survey Engineering in 2014. His current research focuses on ubiquitous positioning and precise point positioning in the Multi-GNSS network RTK. Mr Wang's role within the Sino-UK Centre is the design and development of real-time deformation monitoring system for the GeoSHM project, as well as conducting research on the multi-system ambiguity resolution for low-cost GNSS receivers.

QusenChen
Qusen Chen
PhD Exchange Student 

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Mr Qusen Chen is an exchange PhD student from the School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University, China. He obtained his BSc and MEng from Wuhan University in 2010 and 2013 respectively. The major research interests of Mr Qusen Chen include positioning and navigation technology and GNSS applications for structural health monitoring.  Mr Chen’s main role within Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre is the data processing and comprehension of GNSS data for structural health monitoring of the GeoSHM Demo project under the guidance of Dr Xiaolin Meng.

 

Yilin XIE
Yilin Xie
Research Fellow, GeoSHM Demo Project

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Duration: October 2016 - October 2018

Research Topic: GNSS and Earth Observation for Structural Health Monitoring 

Publications:

MENG, X., XIE, Y., BHATIA, P, SOWTER, A. and PSIMOULIS, P., 2016. Research and development of a pilot project using GNSS and Earth observation (GeoSHM) for structural health monitoring of the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland In: 3rd Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM).

Hao Ying
Hao Ying
Visiting Scholar

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Duration: April 2016 - April 2017

Research Topic: Integrated Navigation System (INS/GNSS)

Home Institute: China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation 

Mao Shuai
Mao Shuai
Visiting Scholar 

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Duration: January 2016 - January 2017

Research Topic: Agritourism Management and Precision Agriculture Technologies

Home Institute: China University of Mining and Technology 

Luo Rui
Luo Rui
Visiting Scholar

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Duration: March 2016 - August 2016

Research Topic: Temporal Pattern Discovery and Application in SAR Data Series Processing

Home Institute: Satelittle Surveying & Mapping Administration (SASMAC) of National Administration of Surveying, Mapping & Geoinformation (NASG)

Ronghua Yang
Ronghua Yang
Visiting Scholar

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Duration: February 2015 - February 2016

Research Topic: Point Cloud Registration

Ren Hongquan
Ren Hongquan 
Visiting Scholar

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Duration: October 2014 - December 2014

Research Topic: Earth Observation and Geospatial Data Processing

Home Institution: First Topographic Surveying Bridage of NASG

Zhang Peng
Zhang Peng
Visiting Scholar

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Duration: March 2013 - March 2014 

Research Topic: Software Receiver 

Publications:

Peng Zhang, Fuyu Sun, Yaming Xu, Jingui Zou et al. A Centering Correction Method for GNSS Antenna Diversity Theory and Implementation using a Software Receiver. ION ITM, San Diego, 27-29 Jan, 2014.

Peng Zhang, Fuyu Sun, Shuguo Pan, Xiaolin Meng. GPS Antenna Diversity Theory and Implementation with Software Receiver Platform. 6th European Workshop on GNSS Signal and Signal Processing, Neubiberg, 5-6 Dec 2013.

Peng Zhang, Fuyu Sun, Yaming Xu, Jingui Zou. Design and Implementation of High Accuracy Software Receiver for Structural Health Monitoring. 2th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM), Nottingham, 9-10 Sep 2013.

Jiarong YU
Jiayong Yu
Visiting Scholar

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Duration: September 2011 - September 2012

Research Topic: Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges with GNSS Technology.

Publications: 

Jiayong Yu, Banfu Yan, Xiaolin Meng*, Xudong Shao, Hao Ye. Measurement of Bridge Dynamic Responses Using Network-Based Real-Time Kinematic GNSS Technique. Journal of Surveying Engineering-ASCE, 2016, 142(3): 04015013. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)SU.1943 -5428.0000167

Jiayong Yu, Xiaolin Meng*, Xudong Shao, Banfu Yan, Lei Yang. Identification of Dynamic Displacements and Modal Frequencies of a Medium-Span Suspension Bridge Using Multimode GNSS Processing. Engineering Structures, 2014, 81: 432-443. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.10.010 

Yu Jia-yong*, Shao Xu-dong, Meng Xiaolin, Li Li-feng, Yan Ban-fu. Experiment of dynamic Monitoring of Bridge Structures Using Robotic Total Station. China Journal of Highway and Transport, 2014, 27(10):55-63.  (In Chinese)

Yu Jia-yong*, Shao Xu-dong, Meng Xiaolin, Li Li-feng. Experimental Research on Dynamic Monitoring of Bridges Using GNSS and Accelerometer. China Journal of Highway and Transport, 2014, 27(2): 62-69.    (In Chinese)