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Prof Zi-Qiang Zhu Elected to Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering of UK

Edited byzx Date:2016-09-11 14:02

The Royal Academy of Engineering on Sep 8, 2016 proudly welcomed 50 of the UK’s finest engineers as new Fellows following its 40th annual general meeting. Professor Zi-Qiang Zhu, a recruited expert by China’s 1000 Talent Plan (short term) of EE College, was among the list of the renowned engineers from across the UK in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.

Professor Zhu, currently with the honor of highest professor band (Band III) at the University of Sheffield, is distinguished for his outstanding contribution in the field of electrical machines and control systems. He is also Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IET. He has been responsible for developing, and is leading, an internationally renowned research group at the University of Sheffield. He is the Founding Director of four industry-funded research centres including the Sheffield-Siemens Wind Power Research Centre. He has pioneered advanced machines that use novel techniques to provide high torque density coupled with high efficiency. His work has been commercially exploited by a number of international companies in automotive, aerospace, domestic and renewable energy market sectors. His major research interests include design and control of permanent magnet brushless machines and drives, for applications ranging from automotive to renewable energy, on which he has published > 800 papers including > 340 journal papers and > 250 IEEE Trans/IET proc. papers. He is also the author of > 50 patents.

Prof Zhu has long been engaged in development of EE College and Zhejiang University as well. He received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Zhejiang University in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., in 1991. Since 1988, he has been with the University of Sheffield, where since 2000 he has been a Professor at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He was awarded Chair Professor of Zhejiang University in 2009, and later in 2011 the recruited expert by China’s 1000 Talent Plan (short term) of Zhejiang University.



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