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WANG Minghao

B.Eng, M.Sc., Ph.D., MIEEE
Research Assistant Professor

Room: CF632



Dr Minghao WANG received the B.Eng.(Hons.) degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, and the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K. in 2012, and the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degree, both in electrical and electronic engineering, from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Since 2018, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Currently, he is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

He has been an IEEE member since 2018. He served as Technical Committee Members for IET 12th International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management and 2020 8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (PESA), and Session Chairs of PESA 2020. He has published over 30 technical papers, including 19 journal papers. One of his first-authored paper “A configuration of storage system to reduce storage capacity in DC microgrids” has been selected as “Highlighted paper” in IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics (Co-authored with Siew Chong Tan, Chi Kwan Lee and Ron Hui). Dr. Wang serves as reviewers for various journals and conferences, including IEEE/IET Trans. on Smart Grid/Power Electronics/Industrial Electronics, etc. His search interests include control, circuit design and optimal operation of power systems and power electronics.


Dr Wang is a registered consultant of Polyu Technology and Consultancy Co. Ltd. He has served as a principle researcher in multiple RGC competitive projects and industrial consultant project, including


Relevant research projects
• Principle Researcher, Integrated energy system bilateral trading mechanism based on ADMM and gaming theories, 2019 China National Science Foundation General Fund Scheme,RMB490,000, 2020-2024
• Principle Researcher, Testing Services for Smart Inverters, ref: P19-0081 sponsored by CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Aug-Oct 2019, HK$100,000
• Principle Researcher, Research and Design of a Machine Learning Based Adaptive Fault Prediction Data Analytics System for Lift Monitoring, EMSD HKSAR Gov, from 15 Jan-14 July 2020, HK$699,400
• Participant, ‘Smart Solar Energy Harvesting, Storage and Utilization’, HK RGC 3rd round Theme-Based Program, HK$60.33 Million from 2017-2018; (a Hong Kong Government highly competitive grant)
• Participant, ‘Sustainable Power Delivery Structures for High Renewables’, HK RGC 4th round Theme-Based Research Scheme, total budget HK$47.12 Million, 2014-2019; (a Hong Kong Government Highly Competitive Grant)

Dr Wang is actively looking for excellent candidates as Research Postgraduates/Research Staffs in the following areas (please contact Dr Wang directly via email:
• Battery energy storage system
• Solar/wind/battery storage system design, control and hardware implementation
• Single-phase micro inverter design
• Microgrid control and optimization, stability analysis and hardware implementation
• Demand side management and control, modeling and simulation

Refereed Journals

1. Mok K, Wang M*, Tan S, Hui SYR. DC Electric Springs—A Technology for Stabilizing DC Power Distribution Systems. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2017, 32(2): 1088-1105.

2. Wang M*, Mok K, Tan S, Hui SY. Multifunctional DC Electric Springs for Improving Voltage Quality of DC Grids. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 2018, 9(3): 2248-2258.

3. Yan S, Wang M*, Chen J, Hui SY. Smart Loads for Improving the Fault-Ride-Through Capability of Fixed-Speed Wind Generators in Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 2019, 10(1): 661-669.

4. Wang M*, Yan S, Tan S, Xu Z, Hui SY. Decentralized Control of DC Electric Springs for Storage Reduction in DC Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2020, 35(5): 4634-4646.

5. Wang M*, Tan SC, Lee CK, Hui SY. A Configuration of Storage System for DC Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2018, 33(5): 3722-3733. [Highlighted paper of May 2018 issue]

6. Wang M*, Yan S, Tan S, Hui SY. Hybrid-DC Electric Springs for DC Voltage Regulation and Harmonic Cancellation in DC Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2018, 33(2): 1167-1177.

7. Wang M*, He Y, Jia Y, Xu Z. A Power-Decoupled Current Source Inverter for PV Energy Harvest and Grid Voltage Regulation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 2020: 1-1.

8. Qi W, Wang M*, Li S. A Transformerless Three-Level Flying-Capacitor Step-up PV Micro-Inverter without Electrolytic Capacitors. IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems 2020: 1-1.

9. Wang M*, Yang T, Tan S, Hui SY. Hybrid Electric Springs for Grid-Tied Power Control and Storage Reduction in AC Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2019, 34(4): 3214-3225.

10. Wang M*, He Y, Yang T, Jia Y, Xu Z. Cascaded Voltage Control for Electric Springs With DC-Link Film Capacitors. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics 2020, 8(4): 3982-3994.

11. Xu X, Xu Y, Wang M*, Li J, Xu Z, Chai S, He Y. Data-driven Game-based Pricing for Sharing Rooftop Photovoltaic Generation and Energy Storage in the Residential Building Cluster under Uncertainties. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 2020: 1-1.

12. He Y, Wang M*, Xu Z. Coordinative Low-Voltage-Ride-Through Control for the Wind-Photovoltaic Hybrid Generation System. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics 2019, 8(2): 1503-1514.

13. He Y, Wang M*, Jia Y, Zhao J, Xu Z. Low-Voltage Ride-Through Control for Photovoltaic Generation in the Low-Voltage Distribution Network. IET Renewable Power Generation 2020, 14(14): 2727-2737.

14. Yan S, Wang M*, Yang T-B, Tan S-C, Chaudhuri B, Hui SYR. Achieving Multiple Functions of Three-Phase Electric Springs in Unbalanced Three-Phase Power Systems Using the Instantaneous Power Theory. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2017, 33(7): 5784-5795.

15. Li J, Liu C, Khodayar ME, Wang M*, Xu Z, Zhou B, Li C. Distributed Online VAR Control for Unbalanced Distribution Networks With Photovoltaic Generation. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 2020, 11(6): 4760-4772.

16. Wang M*, He Y, Xu X, Dong Z, Lei Y. A Review of AC and DC Electric Springs. IEEE Access 2021, 9: 14398-14408.

17. Zhang Z, Dong Z, Lin H, He Z, Wang M*, He Y, Gao X, Gao M. An Improved Bidirectional Gated Recurrent Unit Method for Accurate State-of-Charge Estimation. IEEE Access 2021, 9: 11252-11263.

18. Xu X, Jia Y, Lai CS, Wang M*, Xu Z. Bi-Level Optimal Planning of Voltage Regulator in Distribution System Considering Maximization of Incentive-based Photovoltaic Energy Integration. CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems 2020: 1-9.

19. Chai S, Li XI, Jia Y, He Y, Yip CH, Cheung KK, Wang M*. A Non-Intrusive Deep Learning Based Diagnosis System for Elevators. IEEE Access 2021, 9: 20993-21003.

Invited Conference Papers

Honours and Awards

Patents granted