Pai Zheng

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, 10/2013 - 10/2017; Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Beihang University (BUAA), 09/2010 - 03/2013; Academic exchange program supported by EU Erasmus scholarship, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, 02/2012 - 08/2012; Bachelor's Degree in Material Processing and Control Engineering (Major); Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering (Minor), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 09/2006 - 07/2010.

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Dr. Zheng is currently working as a Research Fellow in the Delta-NTU Corporate Lab for Cyber-Physical Systems, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Before this, he received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in Oct. 2017, a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Beihang University, China, in 2013, and Dual Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2010, respectively. He is a member of IEEE and ASME. His research interest includes: customer-centric product development, mass customisation and personalisation, smart manufacturing and commercialisation.




Research | Current

PhD research topic: One-of-a-Kind Product Development for Mass Personalisation in a Cloud-based Environment.

Research ID:K-7989-2012; ORCID:0000-0002-2329-8634;



Postgraduate supervision

- Summer Research Scholarship Student: Tzu-Jui Lin

Project Title:"Cloud-based Smart Wearable Device Applications", The University of Auckland, joint supervision with Professor Xun Xu.

Areas of expertise


  • Product planning
  • Data-driven design
  • User experience modeling
  • Mass customisation
  • Intelligent decision making

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Smart Product Development Group, Industry 4.0 Laboratory for Smart Manufacturing Systems.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Zheng, P., Lu, Y., Xu, X., & Xie, S. Q. (2017). A system framework for OKP product planning in a cloud-based design environment. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 45, 73-85. 10.1016/j.rcim.2016.04.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Xun Xu
  • Zheng, P., Xu, X., Yu, S., & Liu, C. (2017). Personalized product configuration framework in an adaptable open architecture product platform. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 43 (Part 3), 422-435. 10.1016/j.jmsy.2017.03.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Xun Xu
  • Zhou, L., Zheng, P., Xu, N., & Zhou, W. (2017). A novel AHP-TOPSIS integrated method for case-based retrieval in mechanical product design. International Journal of Product Development, 22 (3), 212-212. 10.1504/IJPD.2017.087379
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Xun Xu
  • Zheng, P. (2017). One-of-a-Kind Product Development for Mass Personalisation in a Cloud-Based Environment The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Lin, Y., Yu, S., Zheng, P., Qiu, L., Wang, Y., & Xu, X. (2017). VR-based Product Personalization Process for Smart Products. Procedia Manufacturing, 11, 1568-1576. 10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.297
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Xun Xu
  • Zheng, P., Yu, S. Q., Wang, Y. B., Zhong, R., & Xu, X. (2017). User-experience based smart wearable product development for mass personalization: A case study. In M. Tseng, H.-Y. Tsai, Y. Wang (Eds.) Procedia CIRP: Manufacturing Systems 4.0 – Proceedings of the 50th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, 63, 2-7. Taichung City, Taiwan: Elsevier. 10.1016/j.procir.2017.03.122
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ray Y Zhong, Xun Xu
  • Zheng, P., Xu, X., & Xie, S. (2016). A weighted interval rough number based method to determine relative importance ratings of customer requirements in QFD product planning. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing10.1007/s10845-016-1224-z
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Xun Xu
  • Zheng, P., Torres, V. H., Ríos J, & Zhao, G. (2012). Integration of Conceptual Design and MOKA into CATIA v5: A Knowledge-Based Application for an Aircraft Y-Bolt Component. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 271-272, 974-980. 10.4028/


Contact details

Primary location

Level 1 , Room 142
New Zealand

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