Mr Zexuan Zhu


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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Mr Zhu received his bachelor degree with honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury in 2016. During his undergraduate study, he had one-year exchange programme at Purdue University, he was the research assistant in XYZT Lab in 2015. Since 2018 Mr Zhu joined the LISMS research group under the supervision of Professor Xun Xu at the University of Auckland to pursue a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. 

Research | Current

iWindow - Intelligent Machine Window based on Augmented Reality for Machine Tools

  • The Application of Augmented Reality in Smart Manufacturing
  • Cyber-Physical System and Cyber-Physical Machine Tools
  • Digital Twin Technology

Teaching | Current

ENGGEN 115 - Principles of Engineering Design

MECHENG 235 - Design and Manufacture 1

MECHENG 236 - Design and Manufacture 2

Postgraduate supervision

Areas of expertise

  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Augmented Reality in Manufacturing
  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Digital Twin Application

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Machado, C., & Davim, J. P. (2020). Industry 4.0 Challenges, Trends, and Solutions in Management and Engineering. CRC Press. Pages: 275.
  • Hu, Y., Donald, C., Giacaman, N., & Zhu, Z. (2020). Towards automated analysis of cognitive presence in MOOC discussions: a manual classification study. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK), ELECTR NETWORK. 25 March - 27 March 2020. LAK20: THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEARNING ANALYTICS& KNOWLEDGE. (pp. 6). 10.1145/3375462.3375473
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Claire Donald, Nasser Giacaman
  • Zhu, Z., Liu, C., & Xu, X. (2019). Visualisation of the Digital Twin data in manufacturing by using Augmented Reality. Paper presented at 52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS), Ljubljana, SLOVENIA. 12 June - 14 June 2019. 52ND CIRP CONFERENCE ON MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (CMS). (pp. 6). 10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.223
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Xun Xu
  • Liu, C., Hong, X., Zhu, Z., & Xu, X. (2018). Machine Tool Digital Twin: Modelling methodology and applications. Proceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Xun Xu
  • Zhong, R. Y. (2018). Analysis of RFID Datasets for Smart Manufacturing Shop floors. Paper presented at 15th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), Zhuhai, PEOPLES R CHINA. 27 March - 29 March 2018. 2018 IEEE 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NETWORKING, SENSING AND CONTROL (ICNSC). (pp. 4).


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 8, Room 859
New Zealand

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