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Dr Haimeng Wu

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

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. Haimeng.wu@northumbria.ac.uk

Haimeng Wu

Research Themes and Scholarly 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An Adaptive Charging Strategy of Lithium-ion Battery for Loss Reduction with Thermal Effect Consideration, Ding, Y., Wu, H., Gao, Z., Zhang, H. 21 Aug 2021, 1st IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Symposium
  • An Advanced Battery Charging System using Bipolar Pulse Strategy for Lithium-ion Battery Durability Enhancement, Ding, Y., Wu, H., Marzband, M., Ji, B., Zhao, J. 20 Aug 2021, 2021 International Joint Conference on Energy, Electrical and Power Engineering
  • Combining Electric Vehicle Battery Charging and Battery Cell Equalization in One Circuit, Zhan, H., Wu, H., Muhammad, M., Lambert, S., Pickert, V. 23 Jun 2021, In: IET Electrical Systems in Transportation
  • Condition monitoring of press-pack IGBT devices using Deformation Detection Approach, Gu, B., Wu, H., Pickert, V., Dai, S., Wang, Z., Li, G., Ding, S., Ji, B. 2021, The 10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2020), Stevenage, IET
  • Data-Driven Fault Classification for Non-Inverting Buck–Boost DC–DC Power Converters Based on Expectation Maximisation Principal Component Analysis and Support Vector Machine Approaches, Fu, Y., Gao, Z., Wu, H., Yin, X., Zhang, A. 21 Aug 2021, 1st IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Symposium
  • Deformation analysis of Press-pack IGBT using thermal mechanical coupling method, Gu, B., Wu, H., Pickert, V., Ji, B., Dai, S., Wang, Z. 26 Aug 2021, 2021 International Joint Conference on Energy, Electrical and Power Engineering
  • Dynamic Control of Three-Phase Dual-Active-Bridge DC-DC Converters Based on Sliding-Mode-Learning Adaline, Sun, J., Lin, Q., Liu, X., Ma, J., Fang, Y., Wu, H. 21 Aug 2021, 1st IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Symposium
  • Gate threshold voltage measurement method for sic MOSFET with current-source gate driver, Wang, X., Wu, H., Pickert, V. 2021, The 10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2020), Stevenage, IET
  • Investigation into the Switching Transient of SiC MOSFET Using Voltage/Current Source Gate Driver, Wu, H., Wang, X., Ortiz-Gonzalez, J., Alatise, O., Pickert, V. 2021, The 10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2020, Stevenage, IET
  • Optimisation of the gate voltage in SiC MOSFETS: efficiency vs reliability, Ortiz-Gonzalez, J., Wu, R., Wu, H., Wang, X., Pickert, V., Mawby, P., Alatise, O. 2021, The 10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2020), Stevenage, IET

PGR Supervision

Divyabhan Duggal Low-Carbon Engineering Framework for a Resilient Water Network Using Renewable Energy and Storage Integration Start Date: 01/10/2021

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

Qualifications

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD March 17 2016
  • Electrical Engineering MSc May 31 2011
  • Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons) July 31 2008
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy FHEA 2020
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology MIET 2020
  • Member of Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) IEEE member 2011


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