Prof. Jinsong Zhao

Institute of Process Systems Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Tsinghua University

Office phone #:010-62783109

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Tsinghua University, China

Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., 1997;

Tsinghua University, China

Chemical Engineering

M.S., 1994;

Tsinghua University, China

Chemical Engineering

B.S. 1992

Work Experiences:

  • Chair (2013-present), Dept. of Chem. Eng., Tsinghua University, China.
  • Professor (2008-present), Dept. of Chem. Eng., Tsinghua University, China.
  • Professor (2005-2008), Col. of Info., Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China.
  • Senior MES Engineer & Project Leader (2001-2005), AET Inc., USA.
  • Senior Consulting Engineer (2001-2001), Day & Zimmermann International, USA.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (1997-2001), Col. of ChemE., Purdue University, USA

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Employee Award, Tsinghua University, 2012-2013;
  • The First Prize for Progress of Science and Technology, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, 2013.
  • Elected into the Ministry of Education Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, 2005

Plenary/Keynote Speeche:

  • Abnormal Situation Management Challenges and Opportunities in the Big Data Era, International PSE2015/ESCAPE25 Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, June, 2015
  • Smart Manufacturing through Innovative Knowledge Extraction Methodologies in the Big Data Era. China NSFC-US NSF Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing, Wuhan, China, March, 2014;
  • Sustainable Development and Chemical Safety System Engineering. 2013
  • Annual Meeting of China Process Systems Engineering, Yinchuan, China, August, 2013;
  • Research Progress of Chemical Process Safety Intelligence. The fourth National Petroleum and Chemical Production Safety and Control Technology Seminar, Harbin, China, July, 2012;
  • Process Safety Progress in China. The 1st Hazards Asia-Pacific Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September, 2011;
  • Research Progress of Process Safety and HAZOP Intelligence. 2010 Annual Meeting of China Process Systems Engineering, Qingdao, China, 2010.

Research Directions

  • Safety Risk Management technologies: HAZOP, LOPA, Inherently Process Design, Abnormal Situation Management, Alarm Management
  • Knowledge Management and Artificial Intelligence Technologies (Case Based Reasoning, Ontology, Artificial Immune Systems)
  • Big Data Technologies for process safety and quality control

Selected Publications:

  1. Zhanpeng Zhang, Jinsong Zhao. A deep belief network based fault diagnosis model for complex chemical processes. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 107:395-407,2017
  2. Lei Luo, Feifan Cheng, Tong Qiu, Jinsong Zhao. Refined convergent cross-mapping for disturbance propagation analysis of chemical processes. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 106:1-16, 2017
  3. Zhihong Yuan, Weizhong Qin, Jinsong Zhao. Smart manufacturing for the oil refining and petrochemical industry. Engineering, 3(2):179-182, 2017
  4. Igor Alberto Penarrubia Fernandez, De-Hua Liu, Jinsong Zhao. LCA studies comparing alkaline and immobilized enzyme catalyst processes for biodiesel production under Brazilian conditions. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 2017, 119:117-127
  5. Shengfu Zhang, Yongchen Zhao&, Tong Qiu, Guang Song, Jinsong Zhao. A Method to Refine the Start-up Scheme of Compression and Refrigeration Systems in Ethylene Plants via Dynamic Simulation. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2016, 24: 1007-1012.
  6. Jianfeng Zhu, Chunli Wang, Chuankun Li, Xinjiang Gao, Jinsong Zhao. Dynamic alarm prediction for critical alarms using a probabilistic model. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2016, 24: 881-885.
  7. Yiyang Dai, Hangzhou Wang, Faisal Khan, Jinsong Zhao. Abnormal situation management for smart chemical process operation. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering. 14:49-55, 2016
  8. Yidan Shu, Liang Ming, Feifan Cheng, Jinsong Zhao. Abnormal situation management: Challenges and opportunities in the big data era. Computers & Chemical Engineering.91:104-113,2016
  9. Yidan Shu, Jinsong Zhao. A simplified Markov-based approach for safety integrity level verification. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industry,29:262-266, 2014
  10. Jinsong Zhao, Johanna Suikkanen, Maureen Wood. Lessons Learned for Process Safety Management in China. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 29:170-176,2014
  11. Tao Wei, Xiaofei Hou, Jiatao Yu, Jian Zhang, Ziyuan Wang, Qiang Xu, Jinsong Zhao, and Tong Qiu. Shutdown Strategy for Flare Minimization in An Olefin Plant, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 37(4): 605-610, 2014
  12. Yongchen Zhao; Jian Zhang; Tong Qiu; Jinsong Zhao; Xu, Qiang. Flare Minimization during Start-ups of Integrated Cryogenic Separation System via Dynamic Simulation, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(4): 1553-1562,2014
  13. Jinsong Zhao, Yidan Shu, Jianfeng Zhu, Yiyang Dai. An online fault diagnosis strategy for full operating cycles of chemical processes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(13): 5015-5027, 2014
  14. Jianfeng Zhu; Yidan Shu; Jinsong Zhao; Fan Yang.  A dynamic alarm management strategy for chemical process transitions. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industry, 30: 207-218, 2014
  15. Guang Song, Tong Qiu, and Jinsong Zhao. A Flare Minimization Model for an Ethylene Splitter System's Shutdown. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research ,52(26):9180-9188, 2013
  16. Hangzhou Wang, Nan Zhang, Tong Qiu, Jinsong Zhao, Xiaorong He, Bingzhen Chen. A process design framework for considering the stability of steady state operating points and Hopf singularity points in chemical processes. Chemical Engineering Science 99(8):252-264,2013
  17. Yidan Shu, Jinsong Zhao. Data driven causal inference based on a modified transfer entropy, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 57(10) :173-180,2013
  18. Jinsong Zhao, Reinhard Joas, Jochen Abel, Tomas Marques, Johanna Suikkanen. Process Safety Challenges for SMEs in China. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 26(5):880-886, 2013
  19. Hangzhou Wang, Nan Zhang,Tong Qiu, Jinsong Zhao, Xiaorong He, Bingzhen Chen. Analysis of Hopf Points for a Zymomonas mobilis Continuous Fermentation Process Producing Ethanol. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,52(4):1645-1655, 2012
  20. Zhihong Yuan, Nan Zhang, Bingzhen Chen, Jinsong Zhao. Systematic controllability analysis for chemical processes. AIChE Journal. 58(10):3096-3109, 2012
  21. Lin Cui, Yidan Shu, Zhaohui Wang, Jinsong Zhao, Tong Qiu, Wenyong Sun, Zhenqiang Wei. HASILT:An intelligent software platform for HAZOP, LOPA, SRS and SIL verification. Reliability Engineering & System Safety . 108: 56-64, 2012
  22. Zhenheng Wang, Jinsong Zhao, Huilan Shang. A hybrid fault diagnosis strategy for chemical process startups. Journal of Process Control. 22(7): 1287-1297, 2012
  23. Jinsong Zhao. China: the road to safety, The Chemical Engineer (tce), February, 2012
  24. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen , Jinsong Zhao. Controllability analysis for the liquid-phase catalytic oxidation of toluene to benzoic acid. Chemical Engineering Science, 66( 21): 5137-5147,2011
  25. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen, Jinsong Zhao. Effect of manipulated variables selection on controllability of chemical processes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.50(12):7403-7413, 2011
  26. Hangzhou Wang, Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen, Xiaorong He, Jinsong Zhao, Tong Qiu. Analysis of the stability and controllability of chemical processes, Computers &Chemical Engineering, 35(6):1101-1109,2011
  27. Yiyang Dai, Jinsong Zhao. Fault diagnosis of batch chemical processes using a dynamic time warping-based artificial immune system, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(8): 4534-4544,2011
  28. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen, Jinsong Zhao. Phase Behavior Analysis for Industrial Polymerization Reactors, AIChE Journal, 57(10):2795-2807,2011
  29. Wei Sun, Yan Meng, Ahmet Palazoglu, Jinsong Zhao, Hao Zhang, Jia Zhang. A method for multiphase batch process monitoring based on auto phase identification. Journal of Process Control. 21(4):627-638, 2011
  30. Zhihong Yuan, Bingzhen Chen, Jinsong Zhao. An overview on controllability analysis of chemical processes. AIChE Journal, 57(5): 1185-1201, 2011
  31. Lin Cui, Jinsong Zhao, Ruiqi Zhang. Integration of CAD and HAZOP Expert System. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 88(5):327-334, 2010
  32. Wang Hangzhou, Chen Bingzhen, He Xiaorong, Zhao Jinsong, Qiu Tong, Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of the Liquid-phase Catalytic Oxidation of Toluene, Chemical Engineering Journal, 158(2):220 - 224, 2010
  33. Zhihong Yuan, Hangzhou Wang, Bingzhen Chen, Jinsong Zhao. Operating zone segregation of chemical reaction systems based on stability and nonminimum phase behavior analysis, Chemical Engineering Journal, 155(1-2):304-311,2009
  34. Jiang Chunyang, Qiu Tong, Zhao Jinsong, Chen Bingzhen. Gross Error Detection and Identification based on Parameter Estimation for Dynamic Systems. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 17 (3): 460-467, 2009
  35. Wang Hangzhou, Chen Bingzhen, He Xiaorong, Qiu Tong, Zhao Jinsong. SDG Based HAZOP Analysis of operating mistakes for PVC Process, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Trans IChemE Part B, 87(1):40-46,2009
  36. Jinsong Zhao, Lin Cui, Lihua Zhao, Tong Qiu, Bingzhen Chen. Learning HAZOP Expert System By Case Based Reasoning and Ontology, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 33(1):371-378,2009
  37. Lin Cui, Jinsong Zhao,Tong Qiu, Bingzhen Chen.Layered Digraph Model for HAZOP Analysis of Chemical Processes, Process Safety Progress, 27(4): 293-305, 2008
  38. Jinsong Zhao, Jianchao Huang, Wei Sun. On-line Early Fault Detection and Diagnosis of Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators, Waste Management, 28(11):2406-2414,2008
  39. Xueling Du,Qipeng Yuan, Jinsong Zhao, Ye Li. Comparison of general rate model with a new model – artificial neural network model in describing chromatographic kinetics of solanesol adsorption in packed column by macroporous resins, Journal of Chromatography A, 1145(1-2):165-174,2007
  40. V. Venkatasubramanian, J. Zhao, S. Viswanathan, "Intelligent systems for HAZOP analysis of complex process plants", Computers & Chemical Engineering, vol.24, 2291-2302, 2000
  41. J.Zhao, S. Viswanathan, C. Zhao, Fangping Mu, V. Venkatasubramania, "Computer-integrated tools for batch process development", Computers & Chemical Engineering, vol. 24, 1529-1533, 2000
  42. J. Zhao, B. Chen and J. Shen, "Multidimensional non-orthogonal wavelet-sigmoid basis function neural networks for dynamic fault diagnosis", Computers & Chemical Engineering, vol. 23, no. 1, 83-92, 1998