Academic Staff

K.T. Chau
Professor K.T. Chau
Education: B.Sc. (Eng.), M.Phil., Ph.D. H.K.; C.Eng., F.I.E.E.E., F.I.E.T., F.H.K.I.E.
Email: ktchau@eee.hku.hk
Web: http://www.eee.hku.hk/~ktchau
Tel.: (852) 2859-2704
Office: CB 709
Research Interests

Electric Vehicle Technologies, Renewable Energy Systems, Machines and Drives, Power Electronics

Ir Professor K.T. Chau received his B.Sc.(Eng.) degree with First Class Honours, M.Phil. degree, and Ph.D. degree all in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. He joined the alma mater in 1995, and currently serves as Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Director of the International Research Centre for Electric Vehicles, and Director of BEng degree in Electrical Engineering.

He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IET, and Fellow of the HKIE. He is elected Fellow of the IEEE for Contributions to Energy Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. He has served as chairs and organizing committee members for many international conferences, especially in the area of Electric Vehicles. Currently, he serves as Co-Editor of the Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles, and Editorial Board Member of the IET Electric Power Applications, the International Journal of Vehicle Design, and the Progress in Electromagnetics Research. He is also an international consultant for electric vehicle technologies. Professor Chau has published 5 books, 8 book chapters and over 200 refereed journal papers as well as many conference papers and industrial reports. His teaching philosophy follows the Confucian classic "Li Ji" – Teaching and learning are mutually motivating.

Professor Chau has received many awards: including the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship by the Ministry of Education, China; Natural Science Award (First Prize) by the Ministry of Education, China; the Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award for Education, Training and Public Awareness by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International; the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning; and the University Teaching Fellow Award by The University of Hong Kong.

In community service, he has served as Member of the Electrical Safety Advisory Committee for the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Member of the Accreditation Advisory Board for the Hong Kong Accreditation Service of Innovation and Technology Commission, Member of the Appeal Board Panel under Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance, Member of the Disciplinary Tribunal Panel under Electricity Ordinance, and Member of the Disciplinary Board Panel under Building Energy Efficiency (Registered Energy Assessors) Regulation. He has also served as Member of Engineering Panel for the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), Member of Innovation and Technology Support Program Panel for the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), and Member of Incu-Tech/ Incu-Bio Technology Program Panel for the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP).

Selected Publications
Selected Books:
Selected Book Chapters:
  • K.T. Chau
    Electric Motor Drives for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles. In Electric Vehicles: Technology, Research and Development, ed. G.B. Raines. Nova Science Publishers, December 2009, pp. 1-40.
  • K.T. Chau
    Hybrid Vehicles. In Alternative Fuels for Transportation, ed. A.S. Ramadhas. CRC Press / Taylors and Francis Group, November 2010, pp. 361-391.
  • K.T. Chau
    Pure Electric Vehicles. In Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance – Towards Zero Carbon Transportation, ed. R. Folkson. Woodhead Publishing, March 2014, pp. 655-684.
Selected Papers:
  • K.T. Chau and C.C. Chan
    “Emerging energy-efficient technologies for hybrid electric vehicles,” (Invited Paper) Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 95, no. 4, April 2007, pp. 821-835.
  • K.T. Chau
    “Research on electric vehicles: Challenges, opportunities and emerging technologies,” (Invited Paper) Studies in Science and Technology, vol. 1, no. 1, June 2012, pp. 13-24.
  • K.T. Chau, W. Li and C.H.T. Lee
    “Challenges and opportunities of electric machines for renewable energy,” (Invited Paper) Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, vol. 42, 2012, pp. 45-74.
  • C. Liu, K.T. Chau, D. Wu and S. Gao
    “Opportunities and challenges of vehicle-to-home, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-grid technologies,” (Invited Paper) Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 101, no. 11, November 2013, pp. 2409-2427.
  • K.T. Chau and W. Li
    “Overview of electric machines for electric and hybrid vehicles,” (Invited Paper) International Journal of Vehicle Design, vol. 64, no. 1, 2014, pp. 46-71.
  • W. Zhao, M. Cheng, K.T. Chau and C.C. Chan
    “Control and operation of fault-tolerant flux-switching permanent-magnet motor drive with second harmonic current injection,” IET Electric Power Applications, vol. 6, no. 9, November 2012, pp.707-715. (2014 IET Electric Power Applications Premium Award)

  • D. Wu, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, S. Gao and F. Li
    “Transient stability analysis of SMES for smart grid with vehicle-to-grid operation,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 22, no. 3, June 2012, paper no. 5701105, pp. 1-5.

  • S. Gao, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, D. Wu and J. Li
    “SMES control for power grid integrating renewable generation and electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 22, no. 3, June 2012, paper no. 5701804, pp. 1-4.

  • F. Li, K.T. Chau, C. Liu and Z. Zhang
    “Design principles of permanent magnet dual-memory machines,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 48, no. 11, November 2012, pp. 3234-3237.

  • C. Liu, K.T. Chau and Z. Zhang
    “Novel design of double-stator single-rotor magnetic-geared machines” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 48, no. 11, November 2012, pp. 4180-4183.

  • Z. Zhang, K.T. Chau and Z. Wang
    “Chaotic speed synchronization control of multiple induction motors using stator flux regulation,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 48, no. 11, November 2012, pp. 4487-4490.

  • W. Li and K.T. Chau
    “Analytical field calculation for linear tubular magnetic gears using equivalent anisotropic magnetic permeability,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research, vol. 127, 2012, pp. 155-171.

  • C. Liu and K.T. Chau
    “Electromagnetic design and analysis of double-rotor flux-modulated permanent-magnet machines,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research, vol. 131, 2012, pp. 81-97.

  • W. Zhao, M. Cheng, K.T. Chau, R. Cao and J. Ji
    “Remedial injected harmonic current operation of redundant flux-switching permanent magnet motor drives,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 1, January 2013, pp. 151-159.

  • X. Li, K.T. Chau, M. Cheng and W. Hua
    “Comparison of magnetic-geared permanent-magnet machines,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research, vol. 133, 2013, pp. 177-198.

  • Z. Zhang, K.T. Chau and Z. Wang
    “Analysis and stabilization of chaos in electric-vehicle steering system,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 62 no. 1, January 2013, pp. 118-126.

  • Y. Wang, J. Sun, Z. Zou, Z. Wang and K.T. Chau
    “Design and analysis of a HTS flux-switching machine for wind energy conversion,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Vol. 23, No. 3, June 2013, paper no. 5000904, pp. 1-4.

  • W. Li, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, S. Gao and D. Wu
    “Analysis of tooth-tip flux leakage in surface-mounted permanent magnet linear vernier machines,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 49, no. 7, July 2013, pp. 3949-3952.

  • C.H.T. Lee, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, D. Wu, and S. Gao
    “Quantitative comparison and analysis of magnetless machines with reluctance topologies,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 49, no. 7, July 2013, pp. 3969-3972.

  • C.H.T. Lee, K.T. Chau, and C. Liu
    “Electromagnetic design and analysis of magnetless double-rotor dual-mode machines,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research, vol. 142, 2013, pp. 333-351.

  • M. Chen, K.T. Chau, W. Li, and C. Liu
    “Cost-effectiveness comparison of coaxial magnetic gears with different magnet materials,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 2, paper no. 7020304, pp. 1-4, February 2014.

  • C.H.T. Lee, C. Liu, and K. T. Chau
    “A magnetless axial-flux machine for range-extended electric vehicle,” Energies, vol. 7, no. 3, March 2014, pp. 1483-1499.

  • C. Liu and K.T. Chau
    “Electromagnetic design of a new electrically controlled magnetic variable-speed gearing machine,” Energies, vol. 7, no. 3, March 2014, pp. 1539-1554.

  • C. Qiu, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, W. Li and F. Lin
    “Quantitative comparison of dynamic flux distribution of magnetic couplers for roadway electric vehicle wireless charging system,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 115, no. 17, paper no. 17A334, pp. 1-3, May 2014.

  • Z. Zhang, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, C. Qiu and F. Lin
    “An efficient wireless power transfer system with security considerations for electric vehicle applications,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 115, no. 17, paper no. 17A328, pp. 1-3, May 2014.

  • M. Chen, K.T. Chau, W. Li, C. Liu and C. Qiu
    “Design and analysis of a new magnetic gear with multiple gear ratios,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 24, no. 3, paper no. 501904, pp. 1-4, June 2014.

  • C.H.T. Lee, K.T. Chau, C. Liu and C. Qiu
    “Design and analysis of a new multitoothed magnetless doubly-salient machine,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 24, no. 3, paper no. 5200804, pp. 1-4, June 2014.

  • S. Gao, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, D. Wu, and C.C. Chan
    “Integrated energy management of plug-in electric vehicles in power grid with renewables,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 3019-3027, September 2014.