School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Difan Tang received the B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from South China University of Technology, China, in 2006; the M.Sc. degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, U.K., in 2007; the M.Eng.Sc. degree in Mechatronics from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2012; the Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2019.
He was an engineer at ZWCAD Software Co., Ltd. (ZWSOFT), China, from 2008 to 2009, and has been taking up roles in casual teaching support within the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide since 2009. As a researcher and an engineer, he specialises in mechatronic/systems engineering and is perusing his research interests in emerging mechatronic systems in the aerospace, mining and healthcare sectors.
- Active-truss-based morphing wing
- Virtual stiffness-damping system
- Robust tracking control via unknown-input estimation and compensation
- Adaptive, nonlinear and optimal control using neural networks
- Active suppression of aerofoil flutter
Date Position Institution name 2009 - ongoing Tutor The University of Adelaide 2008 - 2009 Overseas Technical Support Engineer ZWCAD Software Co. Ltd. (ZWSOFT)
Date Institution name Country Title The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Engineering Science The University of Sheffield United Kingdom Master of Science South China University of Technology China Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Auto Control I
- Mechatronics IM
- Mechatronics II
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor Intelligent Online Health Monitoring Systems For IOCG Mines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lin Yang
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