Professor Tian Xiang Mei

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

New SEE Building - Room 03.22

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Current positions

Professor in Control Engineering and Mechatronics


Professor T X Mei holds the position of Chair in Control Engineering at the University of Salford since 2009, where he leads a research group, carrying out leading-edge research in the area of control and systems study for railway vehicles. He was a Reader in Control Engineering at the University of Leeds (UK).

Professor Mei has a strong background in railway engineering and substantial expertise in vehicle dynamics and traction control. He has given many invited research seminars at the international level and published many papers in leading academic journals and international conferences, which explore the application of advanced control techniques and the use of active components. Professor Mei is a leader worldwide in the latest fundamental research into active steering and system integration for railway vehicles and has made significant contributions to the development of novel control strategies and mechatronic solutions for railway wheelsets.

Professor Mei is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. His educational background includes BSc (1982, Shanghai Tiedao), MSc (1985, Shanghai Tiedao), MSc (1991, Manchester) and PhD (1994, Loughborough).

Areas of research

Control Engineering, Railway Vehicle Dynamics, Active Control Systems, Traction Control, Electric Motor Drives

Areas of supervision

Control Engineering related topics, Vehicle Dynamics, Electric Motor Drives


  • Control Engineering
  • Measurement and Power Systems
  • Instrumentation and Control

Research Interests

  • Control Engineering
  • Fault Tolerant Systems
  • Transport – rail and road
  • Vehicle dynamics and Control
  • Condition monitoring and FDI
  • Electric Machines and Drives

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BSc,
  • MSc,
  • PhD,
  • Fellow of IET