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CHENG Ka-wai Eric

BSc, PhD, CEng, FIET, sMIEEE, FHKIE
Professor

Room: CF629

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Biography

Prof. Eric Cheng graduated from the University of Bath in 1987 and started research in Power Electronics and obtained his PhD in 1990 from the same university.


He was then employed by the University of Bath as a research officer and in 1991 he joined the University of Birmingham as a research fellow. He worked on a number of projects in the Birmingham University including development of power conditioning system for high power ion-thruster for space application, high frequency magnetics, AC to AC conditioning system for future drive applications.


He joined Lucas Electronics as a Senior Engineer in 1995, and in 1996 he joined Lucas Advanced Vehicle Systems Development and in 1997 he joined Lucas Aerospace as a Principal Engineer. During his three years in Lucas, he was the project leader of a number of projects with multinational companies and leader of the power electronics group. He developed the advanced power electronics concept for civil aircraft power system, high temperature power semiconductor and aircraft power conditioning and actuation systems.


He has developed a number of electric vehicle techniques including the battery charging system, battery management, electric drive, lighting, power conversion, in-wheel and integrated charger. He is also the project leader of a number of electric vehicle projects. He is also then project leader of a number of power electronics projects including medical robotics, intelligent clothing, DC distribution, electromagnetic modeling and excitation. He received the IEE Sebastian Z De Ferranti Premium Award (1995), outstanding consultancy award (2000), Faculty Merit award for best teaching (2003) from the University, Faculty Engineering Industrial and Engineering Services Grant Achievement Award (2006), Brussels Innova Energy Gold medal with Mention (2007), Consumer Product Design Award (2008), Electric vehicle team merit award of the Faculty (2009). Special Prize and Silver Medal of Geneva’s Invention Expo (2011) and Eco Star award (2012) He has published over 250 papers and 7 books. He is now the professor and director of Power Electronics Research Centre of the university. His research interests are all aspects of power electronics, electromagnetics, motor drives, EMI and energy saving.


He is now the Director of Power Electronics Research Center and a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering.


Honours and Awards

Awards:

1995  IEE Sebastian Z De Ferranti Premium Award for the best journal/proceeding paper

2000  Outstanding Consultancy Awards, Product development project with highest revenue award. – The HK Polytechnic University

2003  Faculty Merit award for Best Teaching – The HK Polytechnic University

2006  Successful Patent Award - The HK Polytechnic University

2006  Most Valuable Consultancy Projects Award - Automatic Vehicle Clearance System (Vehicle e-Channel for Immigration Clearance) –The HK Polytechnic University

2006  Most Valuable Consultancy Projects Award - Study of Electromagnetic Interference and Electro-mechanical Issues for the Railway Industry - The HK Polytechnic University

2006  China Invention Association - Silver Medal in the 16th China National Invention Expo: Polymer-bonded Magnetic Device

2006  Hong Kong Eco-Products Award 2006 - PTeC - Awarded the Notable Mention: Low Profile Low Cost High Efficiency Power Supplies

2006  FENG - Faculty of Engineering Industrial and Engineering Services Grant Achievement Award 2006

2006  FENG - Faculty Award in Research and Scholarly Activities 2006

2007  Brussels Innova Energy, The Belgian and International Trade Fair for Technological Innovation, Polymer-bonded magnetic devices, Gold Medal with mention. 24 Nov 2007.

2008  Consumer Product Design Award, “3D IH Induction Work Station”,  Hong Kong Award for Industries

2009  Faculty Merit Award, Team, Eric Cheng, Norbert Cheung, Edward Lo, BP Divakar, X.D.Xue, K.Ding, W.W.Chan

2009  Faculty of Engineering Industrial and Engineering Services Grant Achievement Award

2011  Geneva’s Invention Expo Silver Medal for the product of Solar air condition systems for Vehicles” with Green Power Industrial Ltd.

2011  FIRI Best Invention Award for the product of Solar air condition systems for Vehicles” with Green Power Industrial Ltd.

2012  Technological Achievement Certificate of Merit of Hong Kong Awards for Industries with Green Power Industrial Ltd for the development of Solar air condition systems for Vehicles”

2012  Eco Star Award, Professional Group.
 

Professional Services:

1. Member of IEE Professional Group Committee P6, Power Electronics (1996-1997)

2. Committee member of the organising committee of the IEE Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives International Conference 1998 
3. Executive Committee Member of IEEE Hong Kong Section (1998-1999)

4. Secretary of the IEEE Power Electronics and Drive Systems International Conference 1999.

5. Secretary of the fourth Hong Kong IEEE Workshop on Switch Mode Power Supplies”, 3rd Nov 2000,  Shenzhen, (1999-2000)

6. Consultant/Advisor, “H.K. & Kowloon Electrical Engineering & Appliances Trade Workers Union”, Since Nov 2000

7. Committee Member of “Energy-Saving of Electric Society (Under China Electrotechnology Society”, Since 1998. 

8. Secretary of the fifth Hong Kong IEEE Workshop on Switch Mode Power Supplies”, 21st June 2002,  Hong Kong.

9. Organising Chairman, “Symposiumm of R&D on Railway Engineering – Asia-Pacific”, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,  31 March –1 April 2003.

10. Organising Chairman, “Symposiumm of Hydrogen infrastructure technology for energy & fuel applications”, 18 Nov 2003, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

11. Associate Editor. China Hydropower Electrical Technology, Institute of Chinese Hydropower Electrical Engineers, Hong Kong (Since 2004 - now)

12. General Chair,  “Hong Kong IEEE Workshop on Switch Mode Power Supplies”, 12 Nov 2004,  Hong Kong.

13. General Chair, International Conference in Power Electronics Systems and Applications, Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, HK, 9-11 Nov 2004.

14. Committee member, IEEE IAS Annual Conference, Hong Kong, October 2-6

15. Associate Editor, Asian Power Electronics Journal, 2005 - Now

16. Technical Program Chair, “International Conference on Alternative Energy”, 9-10 June 2005.

17. Technical Program Chair, “Symposium on Energy saving and power conversion technologies”, 12 January 2006.

18. Treasurer, Asia Pacific Hydrogen Energy Association, 2005- 2012

19. Organizing Chair, International Conference on Power Electronics and Systems applications, Hong Kong, 12-14 Nov 2006.

20. Organizing Chair, Seminar in Power Electronics, Hong Kong, 1 June 2007.

21. Committee member, Control and power electronics technology in Renewable Energy Conference, Guangzhou, 25-29 Nov 2006.

22. Advisor, Asia-Pacific Chamber of Electrical & Electronic Industries  

23. Organizing Chair, International Conference on Power Electronics and Systems applications, Hong Kong, 20-22 May 2009.

24. Organizing Chair, International Conference on Power Electronics and Systems applications, Hong Kong, 20-22 May 2011.

25. The Expert Committee of Shenzhen Automotive Electronics Industry, 深圳汽车电子产业专家委员会

26. Panel Member, Incu-App/ Incu-Tech/ Incu-Bio Programme, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks 

27. Organizing Chair, International Conference on Power Electronics and Systems applications, Hong Kong, 11-13 Dec 2013.

28. Associate Editor, IET Power Electronics.

29. Organizing Chair, International Conference on Power Electronics and Systems applications, Hong Kong, 15-17 Dec 2015.

30. Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions Industrial Electronics

31. Education Standing Committee Chair, IEEE, Transportation Electrification Community


Pubic Talks:

1. Speaker, “Applications of Power Electronics to the More  Electric Aircraft”, 3 Dec 1999, HKIE Seminar, (9/F., Island Centre, 1 George Street, Causeway Bay, HK).

2. Speaker, “Next generation Electronic Ballast for Lighting System”, Technical Workshops, Asian Elenex/Asian Luminex  2000, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 16 June, 2000

3. Speaker, “Clean vehicles workshop”, 18 May 2001, at Academy of Medicine, organized by civic-exchange.org

4. Speaker, “How to save energy for Food and Restaurant Industry”,  Environmental Exhibition & Conference for the Food and Restaurant Trade, HKCEC, Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR, 3 July 2002.

5. Speaker, “A web-based Multi-lingual teaching and learning method for electrical engineering”, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Electrical Division, 21st Annual Symposium”, 23 Oct 2003, Sheraton Hotel, Kowloon, HK, 

6. Speaker,  Metro Finance Radio:  20 Oct 2003 and 27 Oct 2003. Title: High Tech Season -- Energy saving and alternative.

7. Speaker, “Development of Power Electronics and Its Impact On Industry”, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Electrical Division, 23rdt Annual Symposium”, 20 Oct 2003, Sheraton Hotel, Kowloon, HK, 

8. Keynote Speaker, “Switched Capacitor Resonant Converters”, The 16th China Power Supply Society Conference, Nov. 15-17, 2005, Shenzhen, China

9. Invited Speaker, Present and Future Development of Electric vehicles, HKIE – Task force on Technology and Innovation Press Conference on Energy Technology, 23 Apr 2009.

10. Speaker,  Electric vehicle  Phoenix Info, 11:45pm-12:00am, 21 Mar 2009, 香港話你知 

11. Invited Speaker, [電動汽車的發展], 港九機械電器業商會,  旺角倫敦大酒樓11 September 2009.

12. Keynote speaker,第七屆全國輕型電動汽車會議, Shanghai, 29 June 2009.

13. Invited Speaker, 2009第四届中国电工装备创新与发展论, Beijing. 23 Aug 2009.

14. Keynote speaker, “Recent development on electric vehicle”, International Conference PESA, 21-22 May 2009.

15. “Advanced Development of Parts and Components for Electric Vehicles”, Speakers, A Half-day Workshop on Development of Electric Vehicles, Power and Energy Section (IET Hong Kong) and IEEE Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES (Hong Kong)HK Jul-23 23 July 2009

16. Invited Speaker, HKIE, Electric Vehicle for City Driving, 7 Aug 2009.

17. Invited Speaker, Motor Vehicle Emissions Control Workshop, MOVE2010, “How Power Electronics is transforming electric vehicles”, 4 Mar 2010.

18. Invited Speaker, Electric vehicles - Impacts, recent development and future, organized by  Hong Kong Society for Quality, 12 Mar 2010.

19. Invited Speaker, “Electric vehicles - Impacts, recent development and future”, MACS Knowledge Management Seminar, organized by CLP Power, 19 Mar 2010.

20. Invited Speaker, A new breakthrough – electric vehicle, Organised by HKBU Center for Child Development, 23 Jul 2010,

21. Speaker, How Power Electronics is Transforming Electric Vehicles, Motor Vehicle Emissions Control Workshop (MOVE2010), at Hong Kong, 4 Mar 2010.

22. Speaker, Environmental seminar for the Vehicle Repair Trade, Organized by  EPD, at HKPC, 20 Aug 2010

23. Invited Speaker, Balancing vehicle Performance with efficient battery technology, Electric Vehicles Asia, organized bywww.ibc-asia.com,  Hong Kong, 28 Jan 2010.

24. Invited Speaker, Electric Vehicle and Solar Golf Technology”, Xiamen Milestones Group Co. Ltd, 20 Jan 2011

25. Keynote speaker, “Business Opportunities of Charging System and Electric Vehicles”, Int. Conf Power Electronics Systems and Applications, 8 June 2011

26. Invited Speaker, “Power Electronic Integration for Electric vehicles”, APEC Workshop on Energy and Green Transport Benefits of Electric Vehicles, 25 Oct 2011.

27. Invited Speaker, “Renewable Energy Application to Electric vehicle and Power Conversion, Exchange at Science Park,  21 Dec 2011.

28. Guest speaker “Innovation in Battery Charging Stations, on Advantech Solution Forum (ASF), 20 Dec 2011, Hong Kong, 

29. Invited speaker, IRTE Symposium 2012, “The recent R&D of advanced components for electric vehicles”, 24 Nov 2012, Hong Kong.

30. Invited Speaker, “Introduction of EV Basic and Handling of EV accidents”, EMSD HKSAR Government, Electric Vehicle Seminar, 29 Jan 2013.

30. Invited Speaker, “DC Distribution for Buildings”, Build4Asia Conference, 7 May 2014, HKCEE.

31. Invited speaker, “Power electronics research for next generation of electric vehicles”, Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation on Combating Climate Change Technical Seminar”, Organized by Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission and Environment Bureau of Hong Kong Government. Zhuhai, 21 May 2013.

32. Tutorial, “From Power Electronics to Electric Vehicle, Present and Future”, International Conference PESA 2015, Hong Kong

33. Invited Speaker, “Power Electronics and Mobility”, 2016 International Forum on Green Economy Opportunities, Organized by Green Environment Protection Association of Macau, 2 Apr 2016, Venetian Hotel Macao.

34. Invited Speaker, “Development of Electric Vehicles and Batteries”, HKIE Environmental Division Annual Forum “Hong Kong’s Role in Low Carbon Development: Challenges and Way Forward”, 18 Apr 2016, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters


1. Eric Cheng and Norbert Cheung, “Switched Reluctance Machines and Permanent Magnet DC Brushless Machines”, 2003, ELOSS, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, under Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources, Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK.


2. Eric Cheng, “Intelligent control of motors”, 2003, ELOSS, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, under Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources, Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK.


3. H.F. Ho, K.W.E. Cheng, “Fuzzy Control Systems - Chapter 6. Fuzzy State-Feedback Control Design for Switching DC-DC Converters with Pole-Placement Constraints; Nova Publishers”, ISBN 978-1-61324-488-3, pp. 117-133, Mar 2012.


Selected Books


1. Cheng K.W.E., “Electrical Engineering English Exercise, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, ISBN: 962-367-362-0, Sep 2002 


2. Cheng K.W.E., “Classical Switched-mode and resonant power converters, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, ISBN: 962-367-364-7, Sep 2002. 


3. Cheng K.W.E., “Electrical Engineering writing handbook”, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, ISBN: 962-367-365-5, 2002. 


4. Cheng K.W.E., “Fundamental principle and applications of inverters”, HK & Kowloon Electrical Engineering & Appliances Trade Workers Union, 2003. ISBN 962-7358-10-X 


5. Suen M.L., Cheng K.W., "The fundamental knowledge for Electrical Workers", July 2001, ISBN 962-7358-07-X. 


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