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HU Jiefeng

B.E. & M.E. (BUAA), PhD (UTS), SMIEEE
Assistant Professor

Room: CF628

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Biography

Dr. Hu received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, in 2013. In 2010, he received the NSW/ACT Postgraduate Students Energy Award, conferred by the Australia Institute of Energy (AIE). From 2011 to 2013, he was involved in the research of minigrids in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. From 2013 to 2014, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in UTS, working on an electric vehicle project of ARC. From 2014, he worked in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Sun Yat-sen University respectively. Dr. Hu joined the department of Electrical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2016 as an assistant professor. 


Dr. Hu has solid experience and track records in the field of power electronics and energy conversion systems.  He has conducted/participated in several national research projects since 2011. His recent research addresses technology issues within advanced control of power converters, grid integration of renewable energy, electric vehicles, microgrids, smart grids.


He has edited one book chapter and published over 50 technical papers in international top journals and conference. He is now an IEEE senior member, and he serves as a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Smart Grid, Power Electronics, etc.


Dr. Hu is actively looking for excellent candidates as Postgraduate Students/Research Staffs in the following areas:


• Sustainable Energy Systems & Power Electronics: Wind turbine systems, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, grid integration of energy conversion systems
• Micorgrids & Smart Grid Technologies: Advanced control techniques such as droop methods and model predictive control (MPC) for microgrids in both islanded- and grid-connected modes, power quality improvement, grid stability analysis, optimal power flow control
• Electric Drives & Electric Vehicle Technologies: Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), energy management system (EMS) in EVs, permanent magnetic synchronization machines (PMSM), DC/AC Machines, double-fed induction machines (DFIM), reluctance machines, advanced electric drive techniques (DTC, DPC, etc.),


Please do not hesitate to let me know if you are interested in the above positions.

Honours and Awards


Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

[1] Z. Yin, J. Hu, H. S-H. Chung, and A. Ioinovici, “A ZCS-PWM voltage-driven three-level converter with a secondary-side simple soft-switching snubber,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., in press.

[2] Y. Xu, J. Hu, W. Gu, W. Su, and WQ. Liu, “Real-time distributed control of battery energy storage systems for security constrained DC-OPF,” IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, in press.

[3] J. Hu J. Zhu, and D. G. Dorrell, “Predictive direct power control of doubly fed induction generators under unbalanced grid voltage conditions for power quality improvement,” IEEE Trans. Sustainable Energy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 943-950, Jul. 2015.

[4] J. Hu J. Zhu, and D. G. Dorrell, “Model predictive control of grid-connected inverters for PV systems with flexible power regulation and switching frequency reduction,” IEEE Trans. Industry Applications, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 587-594, Jan./Feb. 2015.

[5] J. Hu, J. Zhu, and D. G. Dorrell, “A new control method of cascaded brushless doubly fed induction generators using direct power control,” IEEE Trans. Energy Conversion, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 771-779, September 2014.

[6] J. Hu, J. Zhu, D. G. Dorrell and J. M. Guerrero, “Virtual flux droop method – A new control strategy of inverters in microgrids,” IEEE Trans. Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 4704-4711, September 2014.

[7] J. Hu, J. Zhu, and D. G. Dorrell, “Model-predictive direct power control of doubly-fed induction generators under unbalanced grid voltage conditions in wind energy applications,” IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 687-695, August 2014.

[8] J. Hu, J. Zhu, and D. G. Dorrell, “In-depth study of direct power control strategies for power converters,” IET Power Electronics, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 1810-1820, July 2014.

[9] J. Hu, J. Zhu, and D. G. Dorrell, “Model predictive control of inverters for both islanded and grid-connected operations in renewable power generations,” IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 8. no. 3, pp. 240-248, April 2014.

[10] Y. Zhang, J. Hu, and J. Zhu, “Three-vectors-based predictive direct power control of doubly fed induction generator for wind energy applications,” IEEE Trans. Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 3485-3500, July 2014.

[11] G. Lei, W. Xu, J. Hu, J. Zhu, Y. Guo, and K. Shao, “Multilevel Design Optimization of a FSPMM Drive System by Using Sequential Subspace Optimization Method,” IEEE Trans. Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 1-4, February 2014.

[12] J. Hu, J. Zhu, G. Lei, G. Platt, and D. G. Dorrell, “Multi-objective model-predictive control for high power converters,” IEEE Trans. Energy Conversion, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 652-663, September 2013.

[13] J. Hu. J. Zhu, Y. Zhang, G. Platt, Q. Ma and D. G. Dorrell, “Predictive direct virtual torque and power control of doubly fed induction generators for fast and smooth grid synchronization and flexible power regulation,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 3182–3194, July 2013.