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YANG Yun

BSc(Eng.), MSc(Eng.), PhD, MIEEE
Research Assistant Professor

Room: CF615

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Biography

Dr. Yun Yang received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University in 2012. He then obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics from The University of Hong Kong in 2013 and 2017, respectively. From November 2017 to August 2020, he was a Postdoctoral-Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong.

 

Dr. Yang joined Department of Electrical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Research Assistant Professor in August 2020 and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong as an Honorary Research Assistant Professor in December 2020 (https://www.eee.hku.hk/people/yun-yang/). He has cohesive collaborations with world-renowend research groups. He is a member of IEEE and served as Session Chairs of 2018 IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WoW), 2020 8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (PESA), 2021 IEEE 12th Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition-Asia (ECCE-Asia 2021), 2021 IEEE IAS Industrial and Commercial Power System Asia (IEEE I&CPS Asia 2021), 1st IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Symposium (PEAS 2021), and Technical Committee Members of International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Control Technologies (CEECT), PESA and 4th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Green Energy (CEEGE). He is also a practicing consultant and has worked on projects involving wireless chargers and energy harvesting choke with internationally renowned enterprises. He has authored or coauthored more than 40 technical papers, including 22 refereed journal publications. He also has two book chapters and two patents. Dr. Yang serves as an editor of Energies and a peer reviewer for various journals and conferences, including TPE, TSG, TIE, TII, TCST, APEC, ECCE, etc. His research interests include wireless power transfer, microgrid, power electronics and control.

Refereed Journals

2020-2021


1. YANG, Yun#, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Control Algorithms for Energy Storage Systems to Reduce Distribution Power Loss of Microgrids,” in Active Electrical Distribution Network: A Smart Approach, Chapter 7B, Publisher: Wiley, May 2021.

 

2. CHEN, Kaiwen, CHENG, Eric Ka-wai, YANG, Yun, and PAN, Jianfei#, “Stability improvement of dynamic EV wireless charging system with receiver-side control considering coupling disturbance,” Electronics, vol. 10, no. 14, pp. 1639, Jul. 2021.

 

3. CHEN, Kaiwen, PAN, Jianfei, YANG, Yun, and CHENG, Eric Ka-wai#, “Optimization of ferrites structure by using a new core-less design algorithm for electric vehicle wireless power transfer,” Energies, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 2590, May 2021.


4. JIANG, Yajie, YANG, Yun#, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Distribution power loss mitigation of parallel-connected distributed energy resources in low-voltage DC microgrids using a Lagrange multiplier-based adaptive droop control,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 9105-9118, Aug. 2021.


5. WANG, Hanwei, ZHANG, Cheng, YANG, Yun, LIANG, Rebecca and HUI, Ron#, “A comparative study on overall efficiency of 2-dimensional wireless power transfer systems using rotational and directional methods,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Jan. 2021. (Accepted).


6. MAO, Yuan and YANG, Yun#, “A double-integral sliding mode-based hybrid control for a single-input-multiple-output buck converter,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 247-256, Jul. 2021.


7. JIANG, Yajie, YANG, Yun#, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Distributed sliding mode observer-based secondary control for DC microgrids under cyber-attacks,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 144-154, Mar. 2021.


8. QIAN, Xiaoyan, YANG, Yun#, LI, Chendan, and TAN, Siew-Chong, “Operating cost reduction of DC microgrids under real-time pricing using adaptive differential evolution algorithm,” IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 169245-169258, Sept. 2020.


9. MAO, Yuan, NIU, Shuangxia#, and YANG, Yun, “A new parameter identification method of a dual-rotor flux-modulation machine based on an adaptive differential evolution algorithm,” IET Renewable Power Generation, Aug. 2020 (Accepted).

 

2019-2020


1. YANG, Yun, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron#, “Fast hardware approach to determining mutual coupling of series-series-compensated wireless power transfer systems with active rectifiers,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 11026-11038, Oct. 2020.


2. YANG, Yun#, QIN, Yaxiao, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Reducing distribution power losses of AC microgrids using predictive control for distributed electric springs,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 67, no. 10, pp. 9001-9011, Oct. 2020.


3. YANG, Yun#, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Front-end parameter monitoring method based on two-layer adaptive differential evolution for SS-compensated wireless power transfer systems,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 15, no. 11, pp. 6101-6113, Nov. 2019.


4. YANG, Yun#, QIN, Yaxiao, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Efficient improvement of photovoltaic-battery systems in standalone DC microgrids using a local hierarchical control for the battery system,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 34, no. 11, pp. 10796-10807, Nov. 2019.


5. YANG, Yun and TAN, Siew-Chong#, “Trends and development of sliding mode control applications for renewable energy systems,” Energies, vol. 12, no. 15, pp. 2861, Jul. 2019.


6. QIN, Yaxiao#, YANG, Yun, LI, Sinan, HUANG, Ying, TAN, Siew-Chong, and HUI, Ron, “A high efficiency DC/DC converter for high voltage gain high current applications,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 2812-2823, Sept. 2019.


7. DENG, Junli, MAO, Yuan and YANG, Yun#, “Distribution power loss reduction of standalone DC microgrids using adaptive differential evolution-based control for distributed battery systems,” Energies, vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 2129, Apr. 2020.

 

2015-2019


1. YANG, Yun, TAN, Siew-Chong# and HUI, Ron, “Mitigating distribution power loss of DC microgrids with DC electric springs,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 5897-5906, Nov. 2018.


2. YANG, Yun#, ZHONG, Wenxing, KIRATIPONGVOOT, Sitthisak, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Dynamic improvement of series-series compensated wireless power transfer systems using discrete sliding mode control,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 6351-6360, Jul. 2018.


3. YANG, Yun#, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Adaptive reference model predictive control with improved performance for voltage-source inverters,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 724-731, Mar. 2018.


4. YANG, Yun#, HO, Siu-Shing, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Small-signal model and stability of electric springs in power grids,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 857-865, Mar. 2018.


5. YANG, Yun#, MOK, Kwan-Tat, TAN, Siew-Chong and HUI, Ron, “Nonlinear dynamic power tracking of low power wind energy conversion system,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 5223-5236, Sept. 2015.


6. MAO, Yuan, NIU, Shuangxia#, and YANG, Yun, “Differential evolution-based multiobjective optimization of the electrical continuously variable transmission system," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 2080-2089, Mar. 2018.

 

Invited Conference Papers

Honours and Awards

1. Best Paper Bronze of IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (11/2020)

 

2. Outstanding Presentation Award in 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)


3. First Prize Winner of China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (09/2011)

Patents granted

1. S. Y. R. Hui and Y. Yang, “Battery Charging System and Method Using Dynamically Adjusted Voltage Threshold for Switching Charging Modes,” Publication Number: WO/2020/233552, Nov. 26, 2020.

 

2. S. Y. R. Hui and Y. Yang, “A Wireless Battery Charging System and Method for Battery Charging and Handshaking,” Publication Number: WO/2021/057658, Apr. 1, 2021.