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CHAN Wai-lok

BSc(Eng), MPhil, PhD, MHKIE, SrMIEEE
Associate Professor

Room: CF609



W. L. Chan received his BSc(Eng) and MPhil degree from University of Hong Kong, in 1988 and 1993 respectively. He then received Ph.D. degree from City University London in 2000. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His major research interests are in industrial automation and computer applications in power system. He is the Vice Chairman of the International Association of Elevator Engineers (Hong Kong-China Branch). He is also a senior member of IEEE and a committee member of the Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IE, IEEE Hong Kong Section.

Refereed Journals

2017 - 2018

1. SO,Albert, CHAN,W.L. and TSANG,Steve KM, "On the total power factor of lift systems". Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp.436-449 (Jul 2017) ISSN 0143-6244(print), 1477-0849(electronic) (


1. TSANG,K.M. and CHAN,W.L., "A single switch DC/DC converter with galvanic isolation and input current regulation for photovoltaic systems". Solar Energy, Vol. 119, pp.203-211 (Sep 2015) ISSN 0038092X(print)


1. Yi,Guo-Sheng, Wang,Jiang, Wei,Xi-Le, TSANG,K.M., CHAN,W.L., Deng,Bin and Han,Chun-Xiao, "Exploring how extracellular electric field modulates neuron activity through dynamical analysis of a two-compartment neuron model". Journal of Computational Neuroscience, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp.383-399 (Jun 2014) ISSN 0929-5313(print), 1573-6873(electronic)

2. Yi,Guo-Sheng, Wang,Jiang, Wei,Xi-Le, TSANG,K.M., CHAN,W.L. and Deng,Bin, "Neuronal Spike Initiation Modulated by Extracellular Electric Fields". PLoS ONE, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp.1-10 (May 2014) ISSN 1932-6203(electronic)

3. TSANG,K.M. and CHAN,W.L., "Multi-level multi-output single-phase active rectifier using cascaded H-bridge converter". IET Power Electronics, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp.784-794 (Apr 2014) ISSN 1755-4535(print), 1755-4543(electronic)

4. TSANG,K.M. and CHAN,W.L., "Single DC source three-phase multilevel inverter using reduced number of switches". IET Power Electronics, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp.775-783 (Apr 2014) ISSN 1755-4535(print), 1755-4543(electronic)

5. Liu,Chen, Wang,Jiang, Yu,Haitao, Deng,Bin, TSANG,K.M., CHAN,W.L. and WONG,Y.K., "The effects of time delay on the stochastic resonance in feed-forward-loop neuronal network motifs". Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp.1088-1096 (Apr 2014) ISSN 10075704(print)

6. Wang,Ruofan, Wang,Jiang, Deng,Bin, Liu,Chen, Wei,Xile, TSANG,K.M. and CHAN,W.L., "A combined method to estimate parameters of the thalamocortical model from a heavily noise-corrupted time series of action potential". Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp.13128 (Mar 2014) ISSN 1054-1500(print), 1089-7682(electronic)

7. YI,GUOSHENG, WANG,JIANG, WEI,XILE, DENG,BIN, TSANG,K.M., CHAN,W.L. and HAN,CHUNXIAO, "EFFECTS OF EXTREMELY LOW-FREQUENCY MAGNETIC FIELDS ON THE RESPONSE OF A CONDUCTANCE-BASED NEURON MODEL". International Journal of Neural Systems, Vol. 24, No. 01, pp.1450007 (Feb 2014) ISSN 0129-0657(print), 1793-6462(electronic)

8. Liu,Chen, Wang,Jiang, Wang,Lin, Yu,Haitao, Deng,Bin, Wei,Xile, TSANG,K.M. and CHAN,W.L., "Multiple synchronization transitions in scale-free neuronal networks with electrical and chemical hybrid synapses". Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Vol. 59, pp.1-12 (Feb 2014) ISSN 09600779(print)

9. Yi,Guosheng, Wang,Jiang, TSANG,K.M., CHAN,W.L., Wei,Xile, Deng,Bin and Han,Chunxiao, "Ordinal Pattern Based Complexity Analysis for EEG Activity Evoked by Manual Acupuncture in Healthy Subjects". International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 24, No. 02, pp.1450018 (Feb 2014) ISSN 0218-1274(print), 1793-6551(electronic)

10. TSANG,K.M. and CHAN,W.L., "Rapid islanding detection using multi-level inverter for grid-interactive PV system". Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 77, pp.278-286 (Jan 2014) ISSN 01968904(print)

11. TSANG,K.M., CHAN,W.L. and TANG,X., "PLL-less single stage grid-connected photovoltaic inverter with rapid maximum power point tracking". Solar Energy, Vol. 97, pp.285-292 (Nov 2013) ISSN 0038092X(print)

12. TANG,X., TSANG,K.M. and CHAN,W.L., "Power conditioning system for grid-connected photovoltaic system". Solar Energy, Vol. 96, pp.187-193 (Oct 2013) ISSN 0038092X(print)

13. Liu,Chen, Wang,Jiang, Yu,Haitao, Deng,Bin, Wei,Xile, TSANG,K.M. and CHAN,W.L., "Impact of delays on the synchronization transitions of modular neuronal networks with hybrid synapses". Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp.33121 (Aug 2013) ISSN 10541500(print)

14. TSANG,K.M. and CHAN,W.L., "Novel current sensing method for mass production of power converters". Measurement, Vol. 46, No. 6, pp.1791-1799 (Jul 2013) ISSN 02632241(print)


1. TSANG, K.M. and CHAN, W.L., " Model based rapid maximum power point tracking for photovoltaic systems ". ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, Vol. 70, pp.83-89 (Jun 2013)

2. TSANG, KM,  CHAN, WL and TANG, X, " Multi-level shunt active power filter using modular cascade H-bridge and delay firing ". ELECTRIC POWER COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS, Vol. 41, pp.605-618 (Mar 2013)

3. TSANG, K.M. and CHAN, W.L., " State of health detection for Li-ion batteries ". ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, Vol. 65, pp.7-12 (Jan 2013)

4. TSANG, K.M. and CHAN, W.L., " Three-level grid-connected photovoltaic inverter with maximum power point tracking ". ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, Vol. 65, pp.221-227 (Jan 2013)


1. YU, HT,  WANG, J,  DENG, B,  WEI, XL,  CHE, YQ,  WONG, YK,  CHAN, WL and TSANG, KM, " Adaptive backstepping sliding mode control for chaos synchronization of two coupled neurons in the external electrical stimulation ". COMMUNICATIONS IN NONLINEAR SCIENCE AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp.1344-1354 (MAR 2012)


2. MEN, C.,  WANG, J.,  QIN, Y. M.,  DENG, B.,  TSANG, K. M. and CHAN, W. L., " Propagation of spiking regularity and double coherence resonance in feedforward networks ". CHAOS, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp.013104-1-013104-7 (2012)

3. TANG, X.,  TSANG, K. M. and CHAN, W. L., " A power quality compensator with DG interface capability using repetitive control ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp.213-219 (2012)

4. TSANG, K. M. and CHAN, W. L., "27-Level DC-AC inverter with single energy source ". ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp.99-107 (2012)

5. TSANG, K. M. and CHAN, W. L., " Fast acting regenerative DC electronic load based on a SEPIC converter ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp.269-275 (2012)

6. YU, HT,  WONG, YK,  CHAN, WL,  TSANG, KM and WANG, J, " Feedback Linearization Control of Chaos Synchronization in Coupled Map-Based Neurons Under External Electrical Stimulation ". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL, AUTOMATION, AND SYSTEMS, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp.867-874 (OCT 2011)


Invited Conference Papers

Honours and Awards

Best Teacher Award granted by Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Patents granted