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Adjunct / Visiting Appointments and Professor of Practice

CHEUNG Chow Norbert

BSc(Eng.), MSc(Eng), PhD, CEng, Sen MIEEE, MIET
Visiting Associate Professor

Room: CF604
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Dr Norbert C. Cheung obtained his BSc, MSc, and PhD from the University of London, University of Hong Kong and University of New South Wales in 1981, 1987 and 1996 respectively.

From 1981 to 1985 he worked in the Advanced Manufacturing Dept. of General Electric (HK), and the Electronics Services Division, Hong Kong Productivity Council. During this period, he acted as the project leader for the development of Hong Kong's first Photo-plotter System; a high precision numerically controlled light plotting machine for printed circuit board production.

From 1985 to 1992 he worked as a lecturer and a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic. From 1992-1995 he went to Australia and took a PhD, in the actuator control at the University of New South Wales.

Before he rejoined the HK Polytechnic University in 1997, he worked for 2 years as a Technical Manager at ASM Assembly Automation, in the areas of intelligent motion control and robotics systems. Dr Cheung is a Chartered Engineer, a member of IEE, and a senior member of IEEE.

Dr. Norbert Cheung has published more than 25 papers in books and journals, more than 70 papers in conference proceedings, and has obtained 3 patent inventions. He has received the President's Award for Excellent Achievement, the IEEE Industry Application Society Best Paper Award, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Best Presentation Award, the Chinese Power Supply Society Outstanding Paper Award, and the PolyU's Most Valued Product Development Award.

Dr. Norbert Cheung is married with two sons.

Refereed Journals

2017 - 2018

1. LI,Siyang#, CHENG,K.W.E., CHEUNG,NC and ZOU,Yu#, "Design and Control of a Decoupled Rotary- Linear Switched Reluctance Motor". IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, pp.1-1 (2018) ISSN 0885-8969(print), 1558-0059(electronic) (

2. ZOU,Yu#, CHENG,K.W.E., CHEUNG,NC and PAN,Jianfei#, "A Polymer-Based Air Gap Length Prediction Method With Current Injection and Fuzzy Logic Observer". IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 53, No. 11, pp.1-4 (Nov 2017) ISSN 0018-9464(print), 1941-0069(electronic) (


1. ZHANG,Bo, YUAN,Jianping, QIU,Li, CHEUNG,NC and PAN,J. F., "Distributed Coordinated Motion Tracking of the Linear Switched Reluctance Machine-Based Group Control System". IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp.1480-1489 (Mar 2016) ISSN 0278-0046(print), 1557-9948(electronic)

2. PAN,Jianfei#, OR,Siu Wing, ZOU,Yu and CHEUNG,NC, "Sliding-mode position control of medium-stroke voice coil motor based on system identification observer". IET Electric Power Applications, Vol. 9, No. 9, pp.620-627 (Nov 2015) ISSN 1751-8660(print), 1751-8679(electronic)


1. PAN,JF, Meng,F. J. and CHEUNG,NC, "Core Loss Analysis for the Planar Switched Reluctance Motor". IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp.813-816 (Feb 2014) ISSN 0018-9464(print), 1941-0069(electronic)

2. PAN,JF, Zou,Yu and CHEUNG,NC, "Performance Analysis and Decoupling Control of an Integrated Rotary–Linear Machine With Coupled Magnetic Paths". IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp.761-764 (Feb 2014) ISSN 0018-9464(print), 1941-0069(electronic)

3. PAN,JF, Zou,Yu, CHEUNG,NC and Cao,Guangzhong, "The direct-drive sensorless generation system for wave energy utilization". International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 62, pp.29-37 (2014) ISSN 01420615(print)


1. CHOW, HOI WAI and CHEUNG, NORBERT C., "Disturbance and Response Time Improvement of Submicrometer Precision Linear Motion System by Using Modified Disturbance Compensator and Internal Model Reference Control ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp.139-150 (Jan 2013)

2. PAN, J.F.,  CHEUNG, NORBERT C. and ZOU, YU, " High-precision control of LSRM based X-Y table for industrial applications ". ISA TRANSACTIONS, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp.105-114 (Jan 2013)

3. PAN, J.F.,  CHEUNG, NORBERT C. and ZOU, YU, " An Improved Force Distribution Function for Linear Switched Reluctance Motor on Force Ripple Minimization With Nonlinear Inductance Modeling ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, Vol. 48, No. 11, pp.3064-3067 (Nov 2012)

4. PAN, J.F.,  CHEUNG, NORBERT C. and ZOU, YU, " Design and Analysis of a Novel Transverse-Flux Tubular Linear Machine With Gear-Shaped Teeth Structure ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, Vol. 48, No. 11, pp.3339-3343 (Nov 2012)

5. XUE, X.D.,  CHENG, K.W.E.,  BAO, Y.J.,  LEUNG, P.L. and CHEUNG, N., " Switched Reluctance Generators with Hybrid Magnetic Paths for Wind Power Generation ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, Vol. 48, No. 11, pp.3863-3866 (Nov 2012) (ITS/130/09)

6. XUE, XIANGDANG,  CHENG, K.W.E.,  ZHANG, ZHU,  LIN, JIONGKANG# and CHEUNG, NORBERT, " A Novel Method to Minimize Force Ripple of Multimodular Linear Switched Reluctance Actuators/Motors ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, Vol. 48, No. 11, pp.3859-3862 (Nov 2012) (ITP/025/09AP)

7. BAO, Y.J.,  CHENG, K.W.E.,  CHEUNG, N.C. and HO, S.L., " Experimental examination on a new switched reluctance wind power generator system for electric vehicles ". IET POWER ELECTRONICS (NEW JOURNAL TO LAUNCH IN MARCH 2008), Vol. 5, No. 8, pp.1262-1269 (Sept 2012)


1. ZHANG, Z#,  CHEUNG, N.C.,  CHENG, K.W.E.,  XUE, X and LIN, J.K.#, " Direct Instantaneous Force Control with Improved Efficiency for Four-quadrant Operation of Linear Switched Reluctance Actuator in Active Suspension System ". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 61, No. 4, pp.1567-1576 (2012)

2. PAN, J.F. and CHEUNG, N.C., " An Adaptive Controller for the Novel Planar Switched Reluctance Motor ". IET ELECTRIC POWER APPLICATIONS (FORMERL

Invited Conference Papers

Honours and Awards

Patents granted


1. CHENG,ka wai eric, XUE,xiangdang and CHEUNG,chow Norbert, "In-wheel Switched Reluctance Motor Drive". US - US8,544,580B2 (Oct 2013)