Zhenyu Yang

PhD, MSc, BSc, Associate Professor

  • Niels Bohrs Vej 8, C2-122

    6700 Esbjerg


1996 …2023

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He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in control theory from Shandong University (SDU), China, in 1991 and 1994, received his Ph.D. degree in control engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) in 1998, with the PhD thesis focusing on the control analysis and synethesis of hybrid dynamic systems. He had been UNU/IIST Fellow at United Nation University/International Insitutue of Software Technology (Macau) during 1995-1996 with focus on the formal methods for hybrid systems, post-doctor at Delft University of Technology during 1998-1999 with focus on the fault tolerant flight control, post-doctor and Assistant Professor at Aalborg University during 1999-2003. Since 2003 he has been an Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. Currently he is the leader of Offshore Energy Systems Research Program in Department of Energy Technology and leader of the Separation & Control Research Group (former Oil & Gas & Robot Group). He has been secretary of IEEE joint Danish Chapter of Control System Society (CS023) and Robotics and Automation Society (RA024) since 2012. He is also a member of SPE.


His research areas include control theory, mathematical modelling and identification, fault detection and diagnosis, fault tolerant control, hybrid dynamical systems, AI & machine learning, autonomous robotics, as well as industrial applications. Recent years he has been extensively committing research and development of advanced automation and monitoring on the produced/injection water treatment for offshore oil & gas production. 

Education/Academic qualification

project management , Executive education , Harvard University

27 Aug 20138 May 2014

Award Date: 8 May 2014

Pedagogy for Assistant Professor, Pedagogic education


Award Date: 31 Oct 2003

Flight control and navigation , PhD, Beihang University

Sep 1994Feb 1998

Award Date: 27 Feb 1998

Control Theory, M.Sc., Shandong University

Sep 1991Jun 1994

Award Date: 30 Jun 1994

Control Theory, B.Sc., Shandong University

Sep 1987Jun 1991

Award Date: 28 Jun 1991


  • Electronics
  • Automation & control
  • fault detection & diagnosis
  • fault tolerant control
  • process control & monitoring
  • industrial applications
  • Physics
  • Aerodynamics
  • flow & thermo dynamics
  • kinetics & kinematics
  • separation processes & technologies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • mathematical modeling
  • data-driven modeling
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • machine learning
  • Statistical Analysis
  • reliability analysis
  • Energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Oil & Gas Processes
  • offshore energy
  • Environment
  • Water Treatment
  • Water quality
  • microplastics
  • zero-harmful discharge
  • Industry and Production
  • process automation
  • condition monitoring
  • predictive control & maintenance
  • energy-efficiency


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