Zhenyu Zhang

Academic Teaching Staff, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept

Contact

Academic Teaching Staff, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
Email
zhenyu15@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8166
Address
11-369 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211 116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Electromagnetics and Microwaves


About

Zhenyu Zhang received the B.Eng. degree in electronics and information engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2002, the M.Eng. degree (by research) in electrical and computer engineering from the National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, University of Montreal, in 2011. After the Ph.D. study, he gained experience as a hardware/RF engineer in multiple industries, including SATCOM, automotive electronics and ATE. 

In September 2019, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, as an Industrial Professor. His areas of expertise include RF front-end module design, analog and digital circuit design, and EM simulation.


Research

Supervising undergraduate capstone and research projects. If you're an undergraduate student passionate about gaining research experience for future graduate studies and working on interesting projects during the summer term, please reach out via email. To clarify, this is not an official paid co-op or internship program/project. 


Previous examples: 

Wireless Sensor Network for Gas Leak Localization: a wireless network of gas sensors that detects and localizes the position of a gas source.

Digital Finite Impulse Response Equalizer for Nonlinear Frequency Response Compensation in Wireless Communication: this project implements an adaptive digital equalizer on Eclypse Z7 evaluation board for wireless communications. https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9292/12/9/2010

Harmonic Frequency Enhanced Direction of Arrival Estimation Using Non-Uniform Linear Arrays: this DRA project proposed a DoA estimation algorithm base on a modified MUSIC method. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/10460570

Intelligent Lighting and Temperature Control System: a central hub wirelessly receives data from sensors and adjusts the window blind and heater in the room accordingly.


Teaching

ECE202 Electrical Circuit I / ECE209 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

ECE212 Introduction to Microprocessor

ECE303 Analog Electronics

ECE312 Embedded System Design 

ECE494 & 495 Engineering Physics Capstone Project I & II

Courses

ECE 209A - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Physical concepts of passive circuit elements, Kirchhoff's laws and DC circuit equations. Energy concepts, time domain analysis of AC circuits. Impedance, complex numbers and phasor algebra. AC power concepts, resonance, three phase circuits, introduction to machines. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 209, E E 239, ECE 202, or E E 240, unless approved by the Department.


ECE 209B - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Physical concepts of passive circuit elements, Kirchhoff's laws and DC circuit equations. Energy concepts, time domain analysis of AC circuits. Impedance, complex numbers and phasor algebra. AC power concepts, resonance, three phase circuits, introduction to machines. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 209, E E 239, ECE 202, or E E 240, unless approved by the Department.


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