Staff Members

Group Leader

Professor Jie Bao

Prof. Jie Bao

Professor Jie Bao is an expert in dissipativity/passivity based process control. He has been awarded more than $9.4M (excluding ARC LIEF projects)  competitive research grants including 10 ARC Discovery Projects/large grants, 1 CSIRO National Flagship Research Cluster Project and a number of major industrial projects. He published extensively in major process control and chemical engineering journals. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Process Control (an International Federation of Automatic Control affiliated journal).


School of Chemical Engineering
The University of New South Wales
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052
Australia

Room 301, Science and Engineering Building (SEB)
Telephone: +61 (2) 9385 6755
Facsimile: +61 (2) 9385 5966
Email: J.Bao@unsw.edu.au
Staff page: https://www.unsw.edu.au/staff/jie-bao

 


Researchers

Dr. Ryan McCloy

Research Associate

Ryan McCloy

Ryan McCloy received his B.E. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle (UoN), Newcastle, Australia in 2013. He completed his PhD in 2018 at UoN on the fault tolerant control of constrained linear parameter varying systems. Ryan is currently a postdoctoral research fellow with the School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. His current focus lies in the development of approaches to flexible plantwide control using dissipativity theory.


Level 3
Science and Engineering Building (SEB)
UNSW

Email: r.mccloy@unsw.edu.au

 


 

Dr. Jing Shi

Research Associate

Jing Shi received his B.E. in Automation from the China University of Petroleum (East China) in 2013, and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Petroleum Institute – Khalifa University in 2016. He completed his PhD in 2021 at the University of New South Wales on the advanced feed control of Aluminium Smelting Cells. Currently, he is still working towards the advanced control and monitoring of the Aluminium Smelting Process with close collaboration with the industry. His research interests include optimisation, model-based control, state estimation, and their applications to industrial processes.


Level 3
Science and Engineering Building (SEB)
UNSW

Email: j.shi@unsw.edu.au

 


 

Dr. Choon Jie Wong

Postdoctoral Fellow

Choon Jie Wong finished his B.E. (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the Brunei Technological University and University of New South Wales in 2018 with a University Medal, a First-Class Honours, and two Dean's Awards. He completed his PhD in 2022 working on advanced mass/energy modelling and management of aluminium smelter cells. Currently, as part of the Australian Research Council Research Hub (ARC IESS Hub), his research direction is to use high-temperature aluminium smelting cells as virtual batteries to smoothen the mismatch between energy supply and demand while enabling flexible manufacturing. With skills and experience in heat and mass transfer in high temperature systems, phase change in aluminium electrolytic cells, and applied estimation and control technologies, he actively works with a major aluminium smelter in the world in three industrial projects worth over A$2M in total.


Level 3
Science and Engineering Building (SEB)
UNSW

Email: choonjie.wong@unsw.edu.au
Staff page: https://www.unsw.edu.au/staff/choon-jie-wong

 


 

Dr. Yitao Yan

Research Associate

Yitao Yan received his B.E. (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2015. He completed his PhD in 2019 at UNSW on the behavioural approach to distributed control of large-scale interconnected systems. His research interests include behavioural systems theory, dissipativity theory and contraction theory, as well as their applications to distributed control. His current focus is on the development of a big-data-driven distributed control framework for plantwide systems using behavioural systems theory and machine learning techniques.


Level 3
Science and Engineering Building (SEB)
UNSW

Email: y.yan@unsw.edu.au