Design of electrical drive systems– Materials, topologies, drives and optimization methods

Date: 2020-07-15 11:22:04
Time: 14:00
Venue: Dingtalk
Speaker: Prof. Jianguo Zhu & Dr. Gang Lei
Category: Talk & Lecture


Prof. Jianguo Zhu, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney

Dr. Gang Lei, School of Electrical and Data Engineering, University of Technology Sydney

Time: 14:00, Wednesday, July 15th 2020


This webinar presents important aspects of electrical drive system design, including scalar and vectorial characterization of magnetic materials, consideration of electrical machine topologies, drive techniques, and deterministic and robust design optimization methods. Various design concepts, such as application-oriented design, design for high quality manufacturing, and system level optimization, will be introduced and discussed.


About the speakers:

Professor Jian Guo Zhu

School of Electrical and Information Engineering

University of Sydney

Jian Guo Zhu (S’93–M’96–SM’03) received the B.E. degree in 1982 from Jiangsu Institute of Technology, Jiangsu, China, the M.E. degree in 1987 from Shanghai University of Technology, Shanghai, China, and the Ph.D. degree in 1995 from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia, all in electrical engineering.


He was appointed a lecturer at UTS in 1994 and promoted to full professor in 2004 and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2017. At UTS, he has held various leadership positions, including the Head of School for School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems and Director for CEMPE (Centre of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics). In 2018, he joined the University of Sydney, Australia, as a full professor and the Head of School for School of Electrical and Information Engineering.


His research interests include computational electromagnetics, measurement and modelling of magnetic properties of materials, electrical machines and drives, power electronics, renewable energy systems and smart micro grids. On these topics, he has conducted 60+ research projects sponsored by competitive government grants and industrial companies. Based on their research findings, he and his team have published 2 books, 8 book chapters, 414 (198 since 2015) journal articles, and 575 (188 since 2015) conference papers. His publications have attracted 13,971 (9,080 since 2015) total citations with an h-index of 56 (47 since 2015) and i10-index of 332 (225 since 2015), according to Google Scholar(https://scholar.google.com/citations?user= 3UbQavcAAAAJ&hl=enon 8 July 2020. Among the journal papers, 158 were published in Q1 and 221 in Q2 ranked journals.


As the general chairman, he has organized COMPUMAG2011 and ICEMS2017 in Sydney, Australia, and 2dm workshop 2016 in Tianjin, China. As well, he has served as an editor in chief, associate editor, and guest editor for various journals.


Dr. Gang Lei

School of Electrical and Data Engineering

University of Technology Sydney

Gang Lei received the B.S. degree in mathematics from Huanggang Normal University, China, in 2003, the M.S. degree in mathematics and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He is currently a Senior Lecturer with the School of Electrical and Data Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. His research interests include computational electromagnetics, and design optimization of electrical machines and drive systems. He has published a book in Springer and 65 articles in IEEE transactions. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and a Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion for a special section on robust design and analysis of electrical machines and drives.

Venue: Dingtalk

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