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Tianyi Zeng

Assistant Professor in Intelligent Machines for Advanced Manufacturing, Faculty of Engineering


  • workRoom C47 Advanced Manufacturing Building
    Jubilee Campus
    Wollaton Road
    NG8 1BB
  • work+44(0) 1159515998


Dr. Tianyi Zeng is an Assistant Professor in Intelligent Manufacturing for Advanced Manufacturing with the Rolls-Royce UTC in Manufacturing and On-wing Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 2020. He is an Associate Fellow of HEA.

Expertise Summary

Tianyi's research interests include nonlinear system control, plant/controller co-design, robotic control, and wave energy converter control and optimization.

Currently, his work focuses on robotics design and control of the on-wing inspection, maintenance, and repair.

Research Summary

Tianyi is currently working with Rolls-Royce, designing controllers of robots for automatic inspection and repair in confined spaces and hazardous, such as aero-engines, and nuclear plants.

Machining and Condition Monitoring

Faculty of Engineering
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB