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I started to work at the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University in 2020. I am a management committee member and chair of the delivery group at The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU), Northumbria University, which collaborates with Newcastle and Durham Universities. Before joining Northumbria University, I have been with the Electrical Power Research Group at Newcastle University since 2012 and is currently a guest staff member at the School of Engineering. As a postgraduate researcher, I was awarded a full PhD scholarship by the Engineering and Physical Science Council (EPSRC), and then received my PhD in power electronics from Newcastle University in 2016. Then I joined Prof Volker Pickert's research team as a Research Associate until 2020.

During the period of 2012-2020, I have successfully completed multiple collaborative UK research projects as a principal researcher, including two EPSRC-funded projects and two Innovate UK-funded projects totalling over £1.2 million. I am the winner of the Siemens European TAPAS community challenge competition in 2018, beating out over 200 other proposals from throughout Europe. In 2020, I was appointed as an associate editor on the Editorial Board of IET Power Electronics, and I'm also the session chair for two IEEE international conferences in electrical and power engineering (IEEE PEAS 2021, IEEE CoEEPE 2021). I have been serving on the technical committees of numerous conferences and as an active reviewer for over 20 renowned IEEE, IET, and Elsevier journals (e.g. IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics).

I am a full Fellow of the High Education Academy and an active member of IEEE and IET. As the module tutor, he has been involved in 5 course modules for MSc/UG students in the field of Electrical Engineering(e.g. MSc: Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Supply, UG: Analogue Electronics and instrumentation). In the past two years, I have supervised four 4 PhD students, 8 MSc students and 9 undergraduates for their individual research projects.

My current research interests include electrical power conversion and control algorithms for electric vehicles and renewable energy networks, health monitoring and condition control on the next generation wide bandgap (WBG) power modules for converters, and wireless power transfer techniques. ​ Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing a PhD in these fields or other relevant research areas.

Research interests

  • Design, modelling and control of power converters for electric vehicles (EV)/renewable energy network
  • Health monitoring and condition control on the next generation wide bandgap (WBG) power modules
  • Wireless power transfer techniques and control

Further Information

Recent Grants:

  • Low-carbon engineering framework for a resilient water network using renewable energy and storage integration (RENU21/EE/MPEE/WU) (£100k) PI PhD studentship 2021-2025
  • Current distribution measurement of Press-pack power module (£17,000), (Dynex semiconductor), PI, 2020-2021
  • EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU) (£5.476M) Co-I (EP/S023836/1) 2019-2026
  • Electrical equipment for the electrical power and control system group (£10,000) Internal fund, PI Northumbria University 2021
  • NU: Opportunities Scheme - Internal Funding Bid - Electrical Power and Control Systems internship (£2,000) Project supervisor  2021

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, PhD, Power Electronics, Newcastle University

20 Feb 201217 Mar 2016

Award Date: 17 Mar 2016

Electrical Engineering, MSc, Hybrid Renewable Energy Distributed Generation Systems, Zhejiang University

Award Date: 31 May 2011

Electrical Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Award Date: 31 Jul 2008

External positions

Newcastle University

24 Feb 202028 Feb 2022


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