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HU Jiefeng

Assistant Professor

Room: CF628



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.

Refereed Journals

2016 - 2017


1. HU,Jiefeng and CHENG,K.W.E., "Predictive Control of Power Electronics Converters in Renewable Energy Systems". Energies, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.515 (Apr 2017) ISSN 1996-1073


2. HU,Jiefeng, "Coordinated Control and Fault Protection Investigation of a Renewable Energy Integration Facility with Solar PVs and a Micro-Turbine". Energies, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.423 (Mar 2017) ISSN 1996-1073


3. HU,Jiefeng, "Predictive Direct Flux Control—A New Control Method of Voltage Source Inverters in Distributed Generation Applications". Energies, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.428 (Mar 2017) ISSN 1996-1073


4. YIN,Zhijian, HU,Jiefeng, SHU-HUNG CHUNG,Henry and IOINOVICI,Adrian, "A ZCS-PWM Voltage-Driven Three-Level Converter With a Secondary-Side Simple Soft-Switching Snubber". IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 63, No. 12, pp.7542-7552 (Dec 2016) ISSN 0278-0046(print), 1557-9948


5. CHEN,Manxin, LI,Kerui, HU,Jiefeng and IOINOVICI,Adrian, "Generation of a Family of Very High DC Gain Power Electronics Circuits Based on Switched-Capacitor-Inductor Cells Starting from a Simple Graph". IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Vol. 63, No. 12, pp.2381-2392 (Dec 2016) ISSN 1549-8328(print), 1558-0806


Invited Conference Papers

Honours and Awards

Patents granted