Zhizheng Wu: Imaging and Intelligent Manufacturing

Zhizheng Wu


(1) High quality imaging technology for biomedical and astronomical applications; (2) Manufacturing Execution System (MES) development for automotive industries


Shanghai, China: Shanghai University


Zhizheng Wu


Mechanical Engineering


Zhizheng Wu is a professor in the Department of Precision Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai University. He received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in electronic information engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University. From 2004 to 2010 he was a research associate with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research interests include optomechatronic systems; robotics and intelligent manufacturing, etc.

Project Overview

: (1) For applications in biomedical and astronomical imaging systems, the quality of images is affected by imperfections in the optical path of light traveling from the object being imaged to the location of the image. Ophthalmic imaging has evolved as one of the most effective tools available for the early detection and diagnosis of physiological disorders in the eye. However, the full potential of ophthalmic imaging has not yet been realized due to the aberrations in the eyes, which cause blurring and distortion of the resulting images. In this project, a new high quality imaging systems based on a liquid deformable mirror will be developed to real-time correct these imperfections so that a perfect object image can be obtained. (2) In the trend of intelligent manufacturing, enterprises need to adopt advanced information technology into process control systems (PCS) and enterprise resource planning systems (ERP). Current manufacturing system lacks a connecting layer between these two. The function of MES is to join ERP with PCS, thus, the collected data can be effectively analyzed and used in the ERP system. The students will be deeply involved in the projects and learn the knowledge such as software programming, system modeling and simulation, prototyping design, etc.