Zhengtao Ding


Prof. Zhengtao Ding, BEng (Tsinghua), MSc & PhD (UMIST), Chair of Control Systems, Deputy Head of CCSP Division


Control, Communication and Signal Processing Division                School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering                University of Manchester, Sackville Street Building
Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom


(+44) 161 3064663



Professor Ding's Biosketch

Prof. Zhengtao Ding graduated with BEng from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He then studied control engineering in the Control Systems Centre, UMIST, with MSc in systems and control and PhD in control systems. He joined as a lecturer in School of Engineering, University of Manchester in September 2003 after having been a lecturer in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore for ten years. He joined then the Control Systems Centre, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2004, after the merger of the UMIST and Victoria University of Manchester, and he is now Professor of Control Systems in The University of Manchester. His research interests are mainly focused on nonlinear and adaptive control theory, and on distributed optimization and control of network-connected dynamic systems in more recent years. His research projects cover various industrial applications, such as distributed optimization in micro grids, formation control of mobile robots and UAVs etc., and his accumulative research funding as the PI is over 3 million pound. He leads the Sino-UK Joint Advanced Control Technology Laboratory in Manchester. He has published over 200 research papers (with more then 100 journal papers in SCI), and authored a book entitled Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Systems published by IET in 2013. He served or serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Journal of Franklin Institute, IEEE Control Systems Letters, Transactions of Institute of Measurement and Control, Journal of Control Theory and Technology, International Journal of Computing and Automation, Unmanned Systems etc.

Some Links for Publications and Contact Information

List of publications on UoM webpage at http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/zhengtao.ding/publications/.

List of Publications in Google Scholar at https://scholar.google.co.uk/.

A Link to UoM Staff Directory at https://directory.manchester.ac.uk/.

MSc in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering - Course Information

Teaching Duties

EPSRC Project on Output Regulation and Disturbance Rejection

Available preprints

Background Information

A research profile can be found at http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/zhengtao.ding/.


I play table tennis for University of Manchester Staff Club in the local league, and I also play badminton regularly. 

Last modified:03/07/2018