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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

Biography

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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