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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    20132020

    Research output per year

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    Personal profile

    Research Interests

    • Electric machines and drives
    • Power electronics
    • Power system analysis
    • Electrified vehicles
    • Wind power generation
    • Measurement techniques

    Awards

    • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2016
    • Astonishing Academic Award, Aston, 2016
    • Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship with MIT, FP7, 2015-2016
    • Semi-Finalist, “Annual MIT-CHIEF Business Plan Contest”, Boston, USA, 2015  
    • Winner, “Dragons' Den Competition”, Queen’s University Belfast, 2014 
    • Winner, “Innovator of the Year” Contest, Newcastle University, 2013
    • Best Paper Award, “9th International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications” (LDIA’13), July 2013
    • 2nd place, “Innovator of the Year” Contest, Newcastle University, 2012

    Qualifications

    Contact Details

    Office: N304, Main Building

    Phone: +44 (0)121 2044264 

    Email: w.p.cao@aston.ac.uk   

    Skype: wenpingcao

    Funding Applications and Awards

    1. Royal Society, NoTEMP, 2017-2021
    2. GoldWind, June 2016-May 2017
    3. EPSRC, EP/K008552/3, Mar-Nov. 2016
    4. Royal Society-NSFC, Newton Fund, Apr. 2015-Mar. 2017
    5. FP7-IOF, OHMWiT, 2015-2016
    6. NCL, SAgE Faculty Visiting Professorship Award, Dec. 2013
    7. NCL, URC Visiting Professorship Award, Jul. 2013
    8. EPSRC Feasibility Study, EP/1033246/1/SC17, 2013-2014
    9. TSB, KH135638, Apr.-May 2013
    10. TSB, TS/L003503/1, Oct. 2013-Sep. 2016
    11. RGF Fund, BH135512, Jun. 2013-Dec. 2014
    12. EPSRC, EPSRC EP/I013636/1, 2014-2016
    13. EPSRC, IDS grant, June 2014-Nov. 2017
    14. DEL, Studentship, 2015-2018
    15. FP7, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES/318925, 2012-2016    
    16. EPSRC, EP/K008552/2, Jan. 2014-Dec. 2015
    17. EPSRC, EP/K008552/1, Jan. 2013-Dec. 2013
    18. EPSRC, EP/F061714/1, Jul. 2010-Jul. 2011

    General

    Scholarly Activities

    • Chairman for IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE UKRI, 2016- 
    •  Degree Programme Director for MSc in Electrical Power Engineering and Systems, Aston, 2016- 
    • Keynote speaker, Industry Parliament Trust (IPT) Breakfast Meeting at  Parliament, Nov. 2016 
    •  Visiting research professor with Queen’s University Belfast, 2016-2018
    • Visiting professor with Dalian University of Technology, 2016-2019 
    •  Visiting professor with Shenyang University of Technology, 2014-2017 

    • Visiting scientist with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015-2016
    • Degree Programme Director for MSc in Electrical Power, NCL, 2011-2013 
    • Electrical, Energy, Engineering Academy (E3A), executive board, adviser, 2011-2013
    • Invited Editor for the book “Renewable Energy”, InTech, Hampshire, UK. 2015
    • Invited Lead Guest Editor, Electric Power Components and Systems Journal, USA, 2014
    • Invited Lead Guest Editor, The Scientific World Journal, 2013
    • Invited Chief Guest Editor for the Special Issue, American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Science and Education Publishing, USA, 2013
    • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
    • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, and IEEE Industry Applications Magazine
    • Associate Editor of IET Power Electronics
    • Editor of Journal of Power Sources
    • Editor of Electric Power Components and Systems
    • Editor of the American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Editorial Board of the Journal of Advances in Microelectronic Engineering
    • Associate Editor of the Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems
    • Editorial Board of International Journal of Engineering and Technology
    • Editorial Board of Journal of Electrical & Electronic Systems
    • Editorial Board of Journal of the Journal of Electrical & Electronics
    • Editorial Board of Energy and Power Engineering
    • Editorial Board of Journal of Electrical Systems
    • Editorial Board of International Journal of Advances in Power Systems
    • Advisory Board for the world’s largest survey of “connected vehicles”
    • Grant review expert - the Seventh Research Framework Programme
    • Grant review expert - EPSRC Peer Review College Member
    • Grant proposal reviewer for the Leverhulme Trust
    • Grant proposal assessor for the UK’s Regional Development Agency
    • Grant proposal reviewer for Singapore National Research Foundation
    • Grant review expert for Kazakhstani Scientific Community’s Research Council
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
    • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
    • Reviewer for IEEE Industry Applications Magazine
    • Reviewer for IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine
    • Reviewer for IET Electric Power Applications
    • Reviewer for IET Power Electronics
    • Reviewer for IET Circuits, Devices & Systems
    • Reviewer for Electric Power Components and Systems
    • Reviewer for Electric Power Systems Research
    • Reviewer for Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clear Energy 
    • Reviewer for International Journal of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
    • Reviewer for International Journal on Modelling Identification and Control
    • Reviewer for the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education
    • Reviewer for International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems
    • Reviewer for Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control
    • Reviewer for Autosoft Journal, Soft Computing and Automation Journal
    • Reviewer for Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy
    • Reviewer for Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
    • Reviewer for Superconductor Science and Technology
    • Reviewer for Connection Science

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    Research Output

    Active disturbance rejection control of a longitudinal tunnel ventilation system

    Si, L., Cao, W. & Chen, X., 11 Apr 2020, In : Energies. 13, 8, 1871.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • An Improved LPTN Method for Determining the Maximum Winding Temperature of a U-Core Motor

    Li, B., Yan, L. & Cao, W., 28 Mar 2020, In : Energies. 13, 7, 1566.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Development of a Direct Drive Synchronous Reluctance Motor with a Surrogate-Assisted Optimization Technique

    Bukhari, S. A. A. S., Cao, W., Li, G., Gadoue, S. & Abdel-Khalik, A., 6 Feb 2020, IEEE Conference on Power Electronics and Renewable Energy, CPERE 2019. IEEE, p. 319-326 8 p. 8980047

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Evaluation of EV battery degradation under different charging strategies and V2G schemes

    Jingli Guo, Jin Yang, Wenping Cao & Serrano, C., 19 Mar 2020, 8th Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2019). IEEE, p. 264 (7 pp.)-264 (7 pp.)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • GA-Aided Power Flow Management in a Multi-Vector Energy System

    Chen, X., Cao, W. & Xing, L., 20 Feb 2020, 2019 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2019. IEEE, p. 3172-3176 5 p. 9002943

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Thesis

    High step up DC-DC converter topology for PV systems and electric vehicles

    Author: He, Z., 30 May 2018

    Supervisor: Cao, W. (Supervisor) & Lin, Z. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    New synchronous machine rotor design for easy insertion of excitation coils based on surrogate optimisation

    Author: Yang, N., 5 Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Cao, W. (Supervisor) & Lin, Z. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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