The Centre for Green Energy and Vehicle Innovations (CGEVI) is a research cluster in the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Since early 1990s, the CGEVI researchers have been working in the field of electrical machines, drive systems, renewable power generation, in particular wind and photo voltaic systems, and applications.
The soft magnetic composite (SMC) is a new kind of material for manufacturing low cost high performance electrical machines by the highly matured powder metallurgical technology. Some industrial companies have recently started commercial production of SMC motors. This presentation reports systematically the recent CGEVI research advances on characterization of SMC materials, design, manufacturing, and optimization for six sigma quality mass production of SMC permanent magnet synchronous motors (SMC-PMSMs), and drive systems.
Dr. Jian Guo Zhu, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering
Director, Centre for Green Energy and Vehicle Innovations
School of Electrical and Data Engineering
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Jian Guo Zhu (IEEE S’93, M’96, SM’03) received the BE in 1982 from Jiangsu Institute of Technology, China, ME in 1987 from Shanghai University of Technology, China, and Ph.D in 1995 from University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, all in electrical engineering.
He joined the School of Electrical Engineering, UTS, as a lecturer in 1994, and promoted to senior lecturer in 1997, associate professor in 2000, full professor in 2004, and the distinguished professor of electrical engineering in 2017. He was appointed the head for School of Electrical Engineering in 2000, head for School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems in 2004 when the Electrical and Mechanical Schools merged, and head for Electrical Power and Energy Systems discipline in 2017. He also holds the position of director of the Centre for Green Energy and Vehicle Innovations at UTS.
His research interests include computational electromagnetics, measurement and modelling of magnetic properties of materials, electrical machines and drives, green energy systems and smart micro grids. He has been a team leader and chief investigator for 60 research projects. Based on his research, he has published 2 books, 10 book chapters, 283 refereed journal articles, and 615 refereed conference papers. According to a Google Scholar search on 1 November 2017, his publications have attracted 7954 citations with an h-Index of 43 and i10-index of 216.
He has served as a board member of COMPUMAG Society from 2008 to 2014, chairman for the Joint Chapter of Power and Energy, Power Electronics, Industrial Electronics, and Industry Application Societies in IEEE NSW Section since 2010, and general chairman for six international conferences, including COMPUMAG2011 and ICEMS2017.