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Biography

Dr. Shuangxia Niu received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering, from Tianjin University, China, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. She received Ph.D. in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2009.

She joined Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2012, where she was a Research Assistant Professor and later became an Assistant Professor. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and also the Director of Electric Machine Laboratory.

Her research interests include the Electric Vehicle Technologies, Renewable Energy Systems, Machines and Drives, Power Electronics technology, Applied Electromagnetic, Numerical Method and Optimization. She has secured over 30 projects in the above research areas and produced abundant publication record.

 

Dr. Niu is Senior Member of the IEEE, member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and the key member of Hong Kong Chapter of IEEE VTS. She serves as Reviewer for over 20 international journals. She serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), IEEE Access. She also served as associate editor in 2020 IEEE 19th Biennial Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC 2020). She served as Technical Program Committee member of 2022 IEEE 5th international Electrical and Energy Conference(CIEEC2022), 2017 7th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (PESA) and 2016 International Symposium on Electrical Engineering (ISEE). She has also been invited as Section Chair, in MMM& INTERMAG 2021, INTERMAG 2021, INTERMAG 2019, INTERMAG 2018, Conference ICEMS 2019, etc. She has published 2 book chapters and around 140 technical papers in international top journals.

 

Her Google-Scholar has over 3000 citations of publications with h-index of 33 in 2022. She received numerous scholastic honors and awards, including Best Paper Award in the 22nd international conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS, 2019) and Faculty Research Grant Achievement Award for 2017 and 2020. Since 2012, she has successfully supervised 7 PhD students as supervisor.

 

Dr. Niu is a Co-Principle Investigator and Leader of PolyU team for the Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) 2021/22 with research project “Development of Novel Integrated Wireless Motor Drives for Cordless Joints of Robotics” (2022-2024 total funding of HK$5,509,700), sponsored by Hong Kong Research General Council. Dr. Niu is also a Co-Investigator for ITF project “Demonstration of Ammonia-Powered Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicles (Mini-Ebus) in Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund - Automative Platforms and Application Systems R&D Centre (ITF-APAS)” (2021-2022 total funding of HK$9,997,000)

As Principle Investigator, Dr. Niu secured over 30 research projects, including 8 RGC-GRF/ECS, 2 NSFC, 3 Hong Kong Scholars program and 2 ITF projects. Dr. Niu is currently seeking Ph.D. students, research associate as well as post-doctoral researchers to perform research in electric machine, electric vehicles, renewable energy and other related topics. Students with a background in electrical engineering, automation and control are welcomed to contact Dr. Niu for more information.

 

 

 

 

Editor or Editorial Membership

IEEE Senior Member

Technical Program Committee member 2022 IEEE 5th international Electrical and Energy Conference

Technical Program Committee member 2017 7th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (PESA)

Technical Program Committee member 2016 International Symposium on Electrical Engineering (ISEE)

Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), 2020-present, which is a top-tier transaction in electrical engineering with an impact factor of 6.41.

Associate Editor, IEEE Access, 2019-present, which is Q2 journal with an impact factor of 3.745.

Associate Editor, 19th Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC 2020)

 

Professional Services

Section Chair, The International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2021

Section Chair, The International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2019

Section Chair, The International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2018

Section Chair, The 22nd international conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS)

 

 

Research Highlights and Awards

  • In 10 years, secured over 20 research projects, including 8 RGC, 2 NSFC, 3 Hong Kong Scholars program and 2 ITF projects.
  • Over 3000 citations of publications with h-index of 33. (source: Google Scholar)
  • Around 140 IEEE Transaction papers published as of April 2021.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESPER), 2020-present (JESPER is a top-tier Transaction in electrical r engineering with an impact factor of 6.41)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Access, 2019-present (IEEE Access is Q1 journal with an impact factor of 3.745)
  • Associate Editor, 19th Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC 2020)
  • Best paper award, The 22nd international conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS), 2019
  • Section Chair, The INTERMAG 2021, INTERMAG 2019, INTERMAG 2018, Conference ICEMS 2019
  • Faculty Research Grant Achievement Award in 2017 and in 2022
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

Research interests

Research Interests/Areas

Dr. Niu research interests include Electric Vehicle Technologies, Renewable Energy Systems, Machines and Drives, Power Electronics technology, Applied Electromagnetic, Numerical Method and Optimization. The details are presented as follows,

  • Electrical Vehicle Technologies

Ammonia-powered Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicles Technologies, Energy-Efficiency Technologies, Electric Propulsion Systems, Dual-fed Flux-Modulated Electric Motor for Electric Vehicles

  • Sustainable and Renewable Energy Conversion System

Ultra-High Force Density Generator for Direct Wave Energy Generation, Stand-Alone Wind Energy AC/DC Supply System, Multi-port Permanent Magnet Wind Power DC Generator, Contra-Rotating Wind Energy Conversion System

  • Design of electric motors and drives

Hybrid-Excited Vernier Reluctance Machines, Memory Machines and Drives, Linear Machine and Drives, Magnetic-geared Machines, Double-Stator Machines, Modular Direct-Drive Fault-Tolerant Motor and Drives, etc.

  • Wireless Power Transfer System

Multi-directional Magnetic Resonant Wireless Power Transfer System

 

Research Grants:

PI:

A Novel Brushless and Gearless Electric Continuously Variable Transmission System for Plug-in HEVs

Research Grants Council (ECS)

1/01/14 → 30/06/17

A Novel DC Coil Free Hybrid-Excited Motor with a Unique Zero-Sequence Current Control Technology and its Application to Direct Drive of Electric Vehicles

PolyU (UGC), Research Grants Council(GRF)

1/01/17 → 31/12/19

Development of a Novel Segmented, Modular Direct-drive Motor for Power-Assisted Wheelchair Application

PolyU (UGC), Innovation and Technology Commission

1/09/21 → 31/08/23

Robust Model Predictive Control of Multi-Phase Machines for Electric Ship Application

PolyU (UGC)

31/08/20 → 30/08/22

Design and Applications of Novel Biased-Flux Permanent Magnet Machines

PolyU (UGC)

1/09/16 → 28/02/22

Novel Triply-Fed Brushless PM Generator-Based Stand-Alone Wind Energy AC/DC Supply System

PolyU (UGC), Research Grants Council(GRF)

1/01/18 → 31/12/20

A Novel Magnetic-geared Brushless Dual-rotor Wind Power Generator

Innovation and Technology Commission

1/12/14 → 31/05/16

A Novel Racetrack Electric Machine System with Ultra-High Force Density for Direct Wave Energy Generation

PolyU (UGC)

30/04/16 → 29/04/18

Development of A Novel Brushless Power Slit Transmission System for Variable-speed Constant-frequency Wind Power Generation Application

Research Grants Council(GRF)

1/01/15 → 30/06/18

Development of a Novel DC-Saturation-Relieving Contra-Rotating Wind Energy Conversion System with Extended Wind Speed Range

PolyU (UGC), Research Grants Council(GRF)

1/01/21 → 31/12/23

Development of a Novel Parallel-Hybrid-Excitation Winding-Switching DC Generator for Extra-Wide-Speed-Range Wind Energy Conversion System

PolyU (UGC), Research Grants Council(GRF)

1/01/19 → 30/06/22

Development of Multi-electrical and Multi-mechanical Port Electric Machines with Magnetic Flux Modulation Approach

PolyU (non-UGC)

1/04/13 → 31/03/18

Development of Novel Direct-Drive Electric Motor Drive System

PolyU (UGC)

24/01/22 → 23/01/24

Research and Development of Novel Hybrid Excitation Synchronous Motors

PolyU (UGC)

3/02/21 → 2/02/23

 

Co-I:

A Core Loss Macroscopic Model Based on Micromagnetics for Electromagnetic Devices

Research Grants Council (GRF)

1/01/15 → 30/06/18

A General and Unified Theory of Flux-Modulated Electric Machines and its Application to Innovation of Machine Topologies

PolyU (UGC), Research Grants Council (GRF)

1/01/16 → 30/06/19

A General Structure Screening and Design Method of Multi-PM-excited Reluctance-coupled High-torque-density Direct-drive Electric Motors

PolyU (UGC), Research Grants Council (GRF)

1/01/19 → 31/12/21

Ammonia-powered Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicles in Hong Kong

PolyU (UGC), Innovation and Technology Commission, China Dynamics New Energy Technology Company Ltd

1/03/21 → 31/10/22

An Extension of Metamaterials to Low-frequency Electrical Engineering

PolyU (UGC)

1/01/17 → 31/12/18

A Novel Dual-fed Flux-modulated Electric Motor for Electric Vehicles

Innovation and Technology Commission

1/08/14 → 31/01/16

Development of a Low-frequency Magnetic Metamaterial and its Applications

PolyU (UGC)

1/01/18 → 31/03/20

Performance Enhancement, Optimization and Control Strategy of a Multi-directional Magnetic Resonant Wireless Power Transfer System

PolyU (UGC), Research Grants Council (GRF)

1/01/20 → 31/12/22

Research and Development of Advanced Contactless Charging Systems

PolyU (UGC)

4/07/16 → 31/08/16

Research and Development of a Novel Direct-drive Linear-rotary Motor and Its Application in Industrial Automation

Innovation and Technology Commission

1/11/17 → 31/07/19

Research and Development of a Novel High-torque-density High-efficiency Motor with Synthetic Slots for In-wheel Direct Drive of Electric Vehicles

Innovation and Technology Commission

1/10/15 → 30/06/17

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong

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