Work Experiences


Date Title Employer Related Work
08/14-
Max McGraw Endowed Chair Professor in Energy and Power Engineering
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
http://www.examiner.com/article/power-outages-solutions-seen
http://www.smartgridnews.com/story/whats-next-after-self-healing-how-about-self-directed-smart-grid/2013-09-16
http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/the-smarter-grid/completely-selfcontrolled-power-systems-are-proposed
http://smartgrid.ieee.org/newsletters/september-2013/how-to-achieve-completely-autonomous-power-in-the-next-generation-of-smart-grids





04/12-09/16 Chair in Control and Systems Engineering then Research Chair in Control of Power Systems
Dept. of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
The University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/acse/staff/qcz





07/10-04/12 Professor of Control Engineering
Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Loughborough University
United Kingdom





08/05-09/10 Senior Lecturer Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Electronics
The University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
  • Control
  • Power electronics
  • Renewable energy, in particular, wind power
  • Energy storage and management systems
  • Electrical drives and electrical vehicles
  • Inverter-dominated power systems
  • Hardware-in-the-loop
  • dSPACE
  • Texas Instruments DSPs




  • 05/05-07/05 Reader School of Electronics
    University of Glamorgan
    United Kingdom
  • Research in systems & control
  • Power electronics & distributed generation
  • Teaching various modules in EE
  • 01/04-05/05 Senior Lecturer School of Electronics
    University of Glamorgan
    United Kingdom




    04/01-12/03 Research Associate Dept. of E.E. Engineering
    Imperial College London
    United Kingdom
  • DSP
  • dSPACE development kit
  • PWM converter
  • Distributed power generation
  • Repetitive control
  • Time delay systems
  • Infinite-dimensional systems
  • Robust control




  • 02/00-04/01 Postdoc Fellow Faculty of Mech. Eng.
    Technion-I. I.T.
    Israel
  • Robust control of processes with dead time
  • Linear Fraction Transformation
  • Coprime Factorization
  • Chain-Scattering Description
  • Delay-type PID, PI-Delay controller & autotuning
  • Generalized Smith Predictor
  • Mathematica
  • Unix enviroment: Lyx/Latex, Xfig, ...




  • 07/98-09/99 System Engineer Dept.of Automation,
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Powerbuilder (PB) Programming
  • Dephi / VB
  • Sybase / Oracle Database
  • System Analysis
  • Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • HTML, Dynamic HTML
  • Hydro-generator
  • Intellution FIX
  • Rockwell Automation Products
  • Matlab / Simulink
  • dSPACE development kit
  • Time delay control




  • 04/96-12/96 Electrical Engineer R&D, Yindian Corp.
  • NEC single-chip Computer
  • Pre-paid Mullti-rates Electrical Watt-hour Meter
  • Document Preparation for ISO 9000
  • IC card reader/writer
  • Value-added Networking
  • Point-of-Sale (POS) System




  • 09/95-02/96 Research Assistant Department of Electrical Engineering,
    Hunan University
  • Flexible Manufacturing System
  • Intelligent Robot
  • NC Miller
  • NC Lathe
  • Turbo C, more than 10,000 lines
  • Network Communication
  • Netware 3.11~4.0
  • NetBIOS
  • RS 232, RS 485 serial communication
  • Lonworks
  • Control Area Network(CAN Bus)
  • Motolora Single-chip Computer




  • 07/94-09/94 Software Engineer Subor Electrical Industrial Co.
  • LOGO Language
  • Apple 6502
  • Software Tracing & Debugging




  • 07/90-07/94 Faculty member Department of Electrical Engineering,
    Xiangtan Institute of Mech. and Elec. Technology
  • Electrical Design Automation (Protel)
  • Intel 8051/8098 Series Single-chip computer system
  • Programmable Logic Control System
  • STD Industrial Computer (Intel 8086)
  • Programming with Assembly Language, >100KB
  • DC Motor Driver
  • AC Motor PWM Driver
  • Elevator Control System
  • Control System for Chemical Processes





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