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Other responsibilities

Dr. Zhang is an IEEE senior member (EMBS, RAS, and SMC) and an IFESS lifetime member. He is a board member of IFESS, a youth commission member of ISBE. He serves in 3 technical committees of EMBS and SMC. He is an associate editor (or editorial board member) of 3 journals: IEEE Access, IEEE Trans. Human-Machine Systems, and Scientific Reports. He is a topic editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Research interests

His research interests include Human-Machine Interfaces, Rehabilitation Robotics, and Biomechatronics.

Teaching interests

Control Engineering, Computational Intelligence, Robotics

Willing to supervise PhD

Welcome to pursue PhD under my supervision in my research area.


  • Rehabilitation Technologies
  • Robotic Exoskeletons
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Electrical Stimulation

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Research Output

  • 29 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

A Functional Electrical Stimulation System of High-Density Electrodes with Auto-Calibration for Optimal Selectivity

Usman, H., Zhou, Y., Metcalfe, B. & Zhang, D., 24 Mar 2020, In : IEEE Sensors Journal. p. 1-1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electromyography-Driven Progressive Assist-as-Needed Control for Lower Limb Exoskeleton

Gui, K., Tan, U-X., Liu, H. & Zhang, D., 29 Feb 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics. 2, 1, p. 50-58 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pressure Sensitive Skin for Prosthetic Hands: 2D Contact Location Determination Using Output Connections from a Single Side

Jabban, L., Metcalfe, B., Zhang, D. & Iravani, P., 10 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

A New Impedance Controller Based on Nonlinear Model Reference Adaptive Control for Exoskeleton Systems

Gui, K., Liu, H. & Zhang, D., 2 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. 16, 5, 1950020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle