Dr Jaime Zabalza

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Personal statement

Jaime is a Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow working closely with the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC) since September 2022.

He is interested in the creation of new artificial intelligence tools to solve real-world industrial challenges. 

Jaime has been within the Centre for Signal and Image Processing (CeSIP) since 2011 in different positions including: MSc and PhD student, Research Assistant, Associate, and Fellow. Previously, he took a number of research positions at the Universitat Jaume I, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia and the Energy Technological Institute in Spain.

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Area of Expertise

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Digital Signal Processing

Hyperspectral Imaging

Software Engineering and Robotics


Prize And Awards

Strathclyde Global Talent Programme Chancellor's Fellowship
Turing Network Development Award: Trailblazers Competition
Lightning talk judges choice winner at Game Changers Innovation festival (Whitehaven, England)
IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenges and Competitions
IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenges and Competitions
IET V&I Best PhD Thesis Award (only one in UK per year)

More prizes and awards


PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (2012-2015)

PGCert in Researcher Professional Development (2012-2015)

MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (2011-2012)

MAS in Electrical Technology (2008-2010)

MEng in Industrial Engineering (2000-2005)

* MIEEE (since 2014)

* MIET (since 2011)

* Spanish Chartered Industrial Engineer (COIICV - 5288, since 2006)

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A new hybridized dimensionality reduction approach using genetic algorithm and folded linear discriminant analysis applied to hyperspectral imaging for effective rice seed classification
Fabiyi Samson Damilola, Murray Paul, Zabalza Jaime, Tachtatzis Christos, Vu Hai, Dao Trung Kien
IEEE Transactions on AgriFood Electronics (2024)
Enrichment measurement by passive γ-ray spectrometry of uranium dioxide fuel pellets using a europium-doped, strontium iodide scintillator
Parker Andrew J, Bandala Manuel, Croft Stephen, Crouch Laurie, Dunphy R David, Hutchinson Daniel, Logsdon Roy, Ma Xiandong, Marshall Stephen, Murray Paul, Sarfraz Ali, Stirzaker P, Taylor C James, Zabalza Jaime, Joyce Malcolm J
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Vol 1062 (2024)
Digital twin challenges and opportunities for nuclear fuel manufacturing applications
Bandala Manuel, Chard Patrick, Cockbain Neil, Dunphy David, Eaves David, Hutchinson Daniel, Lee Darren, Ma Xiandong, Marshall Stephen, Murray Paul, Parker Andrew, Stirzaker Paul, Taylor C James, Zabalza Jaime, Joyce Malcolm J
Nuclear Engineering and Design Vol 420 (2024)
Hyperspectral imaging based characterization and identification of sintered UO2 fuel pellets
Zabalza Jaime, Parker AJ, Bandala M, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Ma X, Taylor CJ, Joyce M, Hutchinson D, Stirzaker P, Eaves D
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS), Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) and Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector (RTSD) (2023)
Hyperspectral imaging based corrosion detection in nuclear packages
Zabalza Jaime, Murray Paul, Bennett Stuart, Campbell Andrew, Marshall Stephen, Ren Jinchang, Yan Yijun, Bernard Robert, Hepworth Steve, Malone Simon, Cockbain Neil, Offin Douglas, Holliday Craig
IEEE Sensors Journal Vol 23, pp. 25607-25617 (2023)
PVC detection in Sellafield repackaging procedures via hyperspectral imaging
Zabalza Jaime, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Ren Jinchang, Bernard Robert, Hepworth Steve
13th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human-Machine Interface Technologies, pp. 254-261 (2023)

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Jaime is a lecturer in the EE270/EM270 class (Semester 1) since 2022-23, as well as a tutor in the Small Group Seminars since 2018-19. He is also part of Strathclyde's Chinese Teaching Agreement, where he delivers lectures in the class "Signals and Systems".

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Research Interests

Signal and image processing, hyperspectral imaging and machine learning for artificial intelligence in a wide range of applications, focusing on the Nuclear Sector.

Professional Activities

PhD Convener
Hyperspectral Imaging for Condition Monitoring and Inspection in Industrial Applications
University of Dubai
Visiting researcher
Image-processing-based artificial intelligence in industrial applications
Creating and publishing journal papers
PhD Convener

More professional activities


NuSec HSI small grant
Zabalza, Jaime (Principal Investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 29-Jan-2024
Nuclear Fuel-debris Characterisation via Multimodal Spectroscopy and Analytics (NuFAMSA)
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2026
HSI for Granular Material Ph2 GC_267 Gamechanger
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Campbell, Andrew John (Co-investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Co-investigator)
24-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
NNL Gamechangers GC_142 Phase 5 (Linked to 191761) Image Processing for Enhanced Visualisation
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) West, Graeme (Co-investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Co-investigator)
18-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industry-Inspired Photonic Imaging, Sensing and Analysis | Keane, Aoife
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Co-investigator) Keane, Aoife (Research Co-investigator)
13-Jan-2021 - 13-Jan-2025
Remote Inspection of SNM cans GC_253
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Ren, Jinchang (Co-investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020

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Dr Jaime Zabalza
Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: j.zabalza@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2663