Professor Youmin Zhang
Professor Youmin Zhang

Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design & Innovation

Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada


Prof. Youmin Zhang received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, in 1983, 1986, and 1995, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering and the Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


His current research interests include condition monitoring, health management, Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD), and Fault-Tolerant Control Systems (FTCS), cooperative Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) of single and multiple unmanned aerial/space/ground/surface vehicles and their applications to forest fires, pipelines, power lines, environment, natural resources and natural disasters monitoring, detection, and protection by combining with remote sensing techniques; dynamic systems modeling, estimation, identification, advanced control techniques and signal processing techniques for diagnosis, prognosis, and health management of safety-critical systems, renewable energy systems and smart grids, and intelligent manufacturing processes. He has authored 4 books, over 500 highly cited journal and conference papers, and book chapters.


He is a Fellow of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME), a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the Technical Committee for several international and national scientific societies. He has been invited to deliver plenary and tutorial talks at international conferences/workshops and research seminars worldwide for over 100 times. He is an Editor-in-Chief, an Editor-at-Large, an Editorial Board Member, and Associate Editor of several international journals. He has served as General Chair, Program Chair, Program Vice Chair, and IPC Member of several international conferences. In view of his outstanding research works, he has been awarded as a Concordia University Research Fellow Award in 2018 in the Strategic Research Cluster 'Technology, Industry and the Environment'. More detailed information can be found at