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Dr Wenhan Zeng was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow in 2011 at the EPSRC IMRC in Advanced Metrology. He started his employment with the Centre for Precision Technologies within the University of Huddersfield as a Research Fellow from 2004.

Dr Wenhan Zeng received his BEng in mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Top 10 in overall and the best in Mechanical Engineering in China) in 1997, and received his MEng in Precision instrumentation at the same University in 2000. He finished his PhD in 2005 and his thesis entitled with “Dual Tree Complex Wavelet Based Surface Analysis Model and Topography Recognition for Machining Process” has been awarded as one of the best dissertations in HUST in 2005. In 2012, he was awarded the “High level Oversea’s Talent Young Scientist” by municipal government of Beijing, China.

Research & Scholarship

Dr Wenhan Zeng is an experienced researcher in the field of Surface metrology. As the nominated main researcher, he has finished 3 EPSRC funded project, 1 UoH funded project and several Industry funded project and has also involved in 1 ERC funded project. His research has been mainly focused on Precision Measurement, Surface metrology, and Instrumentation as well as the application of developing algorithms and software for precision metrology. Dr. Wenhan Zeng’ current research interest focuses on the precision metrology, including surface metrology and dimensional metrology, as well as the signal processing, image processing, pattern recognition, big data processing and data fusion from different sensors. His current work role in the EPSRC IMRC is to investigate and develop mathematical principles and algorithms for the measurement and evaluation of the high-precision products within the high-added value manufacture, especially for the fitting, filtration and characterization of freeform and structured surfaces.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Li, T., Blunt, L., Jiang, X. and Zeng, W. (2013) ‘An Information Model for Surface MetrologyProcedia CIRP , 10, pp. 251-258. ISSN 2212-8271

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Scott, P. and Li, T. (2013) ‘A New Method to Characterize the Structured Tessellation SurfaceProcedia CIRP , 10, pp. 155-161. ISSN 2212-8271

Lou, S., Zeng, W., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2013) ‘Robust Filtration Techniques in Geometrical Metrology and Their ComparisonInternational Journal of Automation and Computing , 10 (1), pp. 1-8. ISSN 1476-8186

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Scott, P. and Blunt, L. (2012) ‘Diffusion filtration for the evaluation of MEMs surfaceInternational Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing . ISSN 2234-7593

Zeng, W., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2012) ‘A new method to characterize the structured tessellation surfaceProcedia Engineering: 12th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing . ISSN 1877-7058

Zeng, W., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2011) ‘A Generalised Linear and Nonlinear Spline filterWear , 271 (3/4), pp. 544-547. ISSN 0043-1648

Zeng, W., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2011) ‘Roundness filtration by using robust regression filterMeasurement Science and Technology , 22 (3), p. 035108. ISSN 0957-0233

Zeng, W., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2010) ‘Fast algorithm of the Robust Gaussian Regression Filter for Areal Surface AnalysisMeasurement Science and Technology , 21 (5), p. 055108. ISSN 0957-0233

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Smith, I. and Scott, P. (2010) ‘Transient Signal Separation in Watt Balance ExperimentsPhysics Letters A , 374 (11-12), pp. 1301-1306. ISSN 0375-9601

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Scott, P. and Blunt, L. (2008) ‘Investigation on the noise separation in watt balance experimentsKey Engineering Materials , 381-382, pp. 619-622. ISSN 1013-9826

Jiang, X., Zeng, W., Scott, P. and Ma, J. (2008) ‘Linear feature extraction based on complex ridgelet transformWear , 264 (5-6), pp. 428-433. ISSN 0043-1648

Jiang, X., Zeng, W., Smith, I., Scott, P. and Maletras, F. (2007) ‘The detection of transient behaviour in environmental vibration for the Watt balanceMeasurement Science and Technology , 18 (5), pp. 1487-1494. ISSN 0957-0233

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Gao, Y. and Xie, T. (2005) ‘Texture extraction and identification of 3D engineering surfaces Key Engineering Materials , 295-296, pp. 453-458. ISSN 1013-9826

Zeng, W., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2005) ‘Metrological characteristics of dual-tree complex wavelet transform for surface analysisMeasurement Science and Technology , 16 (7), pp. 1410-1417. ISSN 0957-0233

Zeng, W., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2005) ‘Complex ridgelets for the extraction of morphological features on engineering surfacesJournal Paper of Physics: Conference Series , 13, pp. 246-249. ISSN 1742-6588

Book Section

Lou, S., Zeng, W., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2012) ‘Comparison of Robust Filtration Techniques in Geometrical Metrology’. In: 18th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC) 2012. Leicestershire, UK: IEEE. pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-4673-1722-1

Jiang, X., Zeng, W. and Scott, P. (2011) ‘Wavelet Analysis for the Extraction of Morphological Features for Orthopaedic Bearing Surfaces’. In: Progress in Molecular and Environmental Bioengineering - From Analysis and Modeling to Technology Applications. London: InTech. . ISBN 9789533072685

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Scott, P., Xiao, S. and Blunt, L. (2009) ‘A Fast Algorithm for the High Order Linear and Nonlinear Gaussian Regression filter’. In: Proceedings of the 9 th international conference of the european society for precision engineering and nanotechnology. San Sebastian, Spain: euspen. pp. 356-359. ISBN 978-0-9553082-6-0

Conference Item

Lou, S., Jiang, X., Zeng, W. and Scott, P. (2014) ‘Slope transform: a theoretical insight into morphological operations in surface measurement’. In: 13th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing, 11-14 May 2014, Hangzhou, China

Zeng, W., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2009) ‘A Generalised Linear and Nonlinear Spline filter’. In: 12th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, 8-10 July 2009, Rzeszów, Poland

Blunt, L., Jiang, X., Zeng, W. and Asim, T. (2009) ‘A new way to evaluate steel sheet surfaces’. In: The 9th International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments (ISMTII-2009), 29 June - 2 July 2009, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Scott, P. and Blunt, L. (2009) ‘New Geometrical Filtratation For Ultra-Precision And Micro,Nano Manufactured Products’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 23rd March - 2nd April 2009, University of Huddersfield

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Scott, P. and Blunt, L. (2008) ‘Morphological Component Analysis based Detection of Transient Behaviour in Environmental Vibration for the Watt Balance’. In: 10th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, euspen, 18th-22nd May 2008, Kongresshaus Zurich

Zeng, W. and Jiang, X. (2005) ‘Complex wavelet transform based surface topography analysis’. In: 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM & Robotic Performance, Lamdamap 2005, 27th-30th June 2005, Cranfield University , pp. 304-313

Zeng, W., Jiang, X., Scott, P. and Blunt, L. (2005) ‘Metrological characteristics of complex wavelet transform for surface topography analysis’. In: 5th euspen International Conference, 9th-12th May 2005, Montpellier, France


Dr. Wenhan Zeng is a reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Journal of Computers, Measurement, Int. J. of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

He is also a member of IEEE, EUSPEN and ASPE.

Research Degree Supervision

General areas of supervision:

  • Freeform and structured surface Metrology
  • Structured surface characterisation
  • Signal processing
  • Images processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Data fusion
  • Big data processing
  • Please contact this member of staff to discuss possible opportunities.
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