Prof. K.T. Chau

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.
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Web: https://www.eee.hku.hk/~ktchau
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Office: CB 709

Prof. K.T. Chau

Professor,
Associate Dean of Engineering

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 has served as Director of the International Research Centre for Electric Vehicles for over 10 years. Currently, he serves as Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Associate Dean of Engineering (Teaching and Learning – Taught Postgraduate).

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 Editor of the Studies in Science and Technology, Co-Editor of the Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles, Section Editor-in-Chief of the Energies, and Editorial Board Member of some international journals. He is also an international consultant for electric vehicle technologies. Professor Chau has published 7 books, 9 book chapters and over 270 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. Currently, he serves as IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer.

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.
  • K.T. Chau, EV Powertrain Configurations. In Encyclopedia of Automotive Engineering, (Eds.) D. Crolla, D.E. Foster, T. Kobayashi and N. Vaughan. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, April 2014, pp. 1-11.
  • K.T. Chau, EV Powertrain Parameters. In Encyclopedia of Automotive Engineering, (Eds.) D. Crolla, D.E. Foster, T. Kobayashi and N. Vaughan. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, April 2014, pp. 1-11.
  • K.T. Chau, Permanent-Magnet Machines. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, (Ed.) J.G. Webster. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, March 2015, pp. 1-20.

 

Invited 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.
  • C.H.T. Lee, K.T. Chau, and C.C. Chan, “Comparison of flux-switching machines with and without permanent magnets,” (Invited Paper) Chinese Journal of Electrical Engineering, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 78-84, December 2015.
  • K.T. Chau, “Overview of renewable energy machines: Existing and emerging technologies,” (Invited Paper) Studies in Science and Technology, vol. 6, no. 1, June 2017, pp. 1-10.
 

Selected Papers (Last 5 Years):

  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • F. Li, K.T. Chau, C. Liu and C. Qiu, “New approach for pole-changing with dual-memory machine,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 24, no. 3, paper no. 501504, pp. 1-4, June 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. Liu, K.T. Chau, and C. Qiu, “Design and analysis of a new magnetic-geared memory machine,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 24, no. 3, paper no. 503005, pp. 1-5, June 2014.
  • W. Li, K.T. Chau, C. Liu and C. Qiu, “Design and analysis of a flux-controllable linear variable reluctance machine,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 24, no. 3, paper no. 5200604, 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, 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.
  • C.H.T. Lee, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, T.W. Ching, and F. Li, “Mechanical offset for torque ripple reduction for magnetless double-stator doubly salient machine,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 11, paper no. 8103304, pp. 1-4, November 2014.
  • C. Liu, K.T. Chau, C.H.T. Lee, F. Lin, F. Li, and T.W. Ching “Magnetic vibration analysis of a new DC-excited multitoothed switched reluctance machine,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 11, paper no. 8105204, pp. 1-4, November 2014.
  • C.H.T. Lee, K. T. Chau, C. Liu, T. W. Ching and F. Li, “A high-torque magnetless axial-flux doubly salient machine for in-wheel direct drive applications,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 11, paper no. 8202405, pp. 1-5, November 2014.
  • Y. Du, M. Cheng, K.T. Chau, X. Liu, F. Xiao, W. Zhao, K. Shi, and L. Mo, “Comparison of linear primary permanent magnet vernier machine and linear vernier hybrid machine,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 11, paper no. 8202604, pp. 1-4, November 2014.
  • L. Mo, L. Quan, X. Zhu, Y. Chen, H. Qiu and K.T. Chau, “Comparison and analysis of flux-switching permanent-magnet double-rotor machine with 4QT used for HEV,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 11, paper no. 8205804, pp. 1-4, November 2014.
  • Z. Zhang, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, F. Li, and T.W. Ching, “Quantitative analysis of mutual inductances for optimal wireless power transfer via magnetic resonant coupling,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 11, paper no. 8600504, pp. 1-4, November 2014.
  • X. Li, K.T. Chau, and M. Cheng, “Analysis, design and experimental verification of a field-modulated permanent-magnet machine for direct-drive wind turbines,” IET Electric Power Applications, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 150-159, February 2015.
  • Y. Du, M. Cheng, K.T. Chau, X. Liu, F. Xiao, and W. Zhao, “Linear primary permanent magnet vernier machine for wave energy conversion,” IET Electric Power Applications, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 203-212, March 2015.
  • Y. Fan, L. Zhang, M. Cheng, and K.T. Chau, “Sensorless SVPWM-FADTC of a new flux-modulated permanent-magnet wheel motor based on a wide-speed sliding mode observer,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 3143-3151, May 2015.
  • X. Li, K.T. Chau, M. Cheng, B. Kim, and R.D. Lorenz, “Performance analysis of a flux-concentrating field-modulated permanent-magnet machine for direct-drive applications,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 51, no. 5, paper no. 8104911, pp. 1-11, May 2015.
  • Y. Wang, M. Chen, T.W. Ching, and K.T. Chau, “Design and analysis of a new HTS axial-field flux-switching machine,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 25, no. 3, paper no. 5200905, pp. 1-5, June 2015.
  • C.H.T. Lee, K.T. Chau, C. Liu, T.W. Ching, and M. Chen, “A new magnetless flux-reversal HTS machine for direct-drive application,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 25, no. 3, paper no. 5203105, pp. 1-5, June 2015.
  • W. Li, K.T. Chau, T.W. Ching, Y. Wang, and M. Chen, “Design of a high-speed superconducting bearingless machine for flywheel energy storage systems,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 25, no. 3, paper no. 5700204, pp. 1-4, June 2015.
  • X. Li, K.T. Chau, and M. Cheng, “Comparative analysis and experimental verification of an effective permanent-magnet vernier machine,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 51, no. 7, paper no. 8203009, pp. 1-9, July 2015.
  • Z. Zhang, K.T. Chau, C. Qiu, and C. Liu, “Energy encryption for wireless power transfer,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 5237-5246, September 2015.
  • Z. Zhang, and K.T. Chau, “Homogeneous wireless power transfer for move-and-charge,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 6213-6220, November 2015.
  • F. Lin, K.T. Chau, C.H.T. Lee, and C. Liu, “Fault signature of a flux-switching DC-field generator,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 51, no. 11, paper no. 8206304, pp. 1-4, November 2015.
  • C. Liu, K.T. Chau, and F. Lin, “A new hybrid-structure machine with multi-mode fault-tolerant operation for Mars Rover,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 51, no. 11, paper no. 8207904, pp. 1-4, November 2015.
  • C.H.T. Lee, K.T. Chau, and C. Liu, “Design and analysis of a dual-mode flux-switching doubly salient DC-field magnetless machine for wind power harvesting,” IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 908-915, November 2015.
  • C.H.T. Lee, K.T. Chau, and C. Liu, “Design and analysis of a cost-effective magnetless multi-phase flux-reversal DC-field machine for wind power generation,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1565-1572, December 2015.
  • F. Li, K.T. Chau, and C. Liu, “Pole-changing flux-weakening DC-excited dual-memory machines for electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 27-36, March 2016.
  • F. Yu, M. Cheng, and K.T. Chau, “Controllability and performance of a nine-phase FSPM motor under severe five open-circuit fault conditions,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 323-332, March 2016.
  • Z. Wang, J. Chen, M. Cheng and K.T. Chau, “Field-oriented control and direct torque control for paralleled VSIs fed PMSM drives with variable switching frequencies,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 2417-2428, March 2016.
  • Y. Du, F. Xiao, W. Hua, X. Zhu, M. Cheng, L. Quan, K.T. Chau, “Comparison of flux-switching pm motors with different winding configurations using magnetic gearing principle,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 5, paper no. 8201908, pp. 1-8, May 2016.
  • Y. Fan, W. Zhu, X. Zhang, M. Cheng, and K.T. Chau, “Research on a single phase-loss fault-tolerant control strategy for a new flux-modulated permanent-magnet compact in-wheel motor,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 658-666, June 2016.
  • C.H.T. Lee, K.T. Chau, and C. Liu, “Design and analysis of an electronic-geared magnetless machine for electric vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 63, no. 11, pp. 6705-6714, June 2016.
  • T.W. Ching, K.T. Chau, and W. Li, “Power factor improvement of a linear vernier permanent-magnet machine using auxiliary DC field excitation,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 7, paper no. 8204804, pp. 1-4, July 2016.
  • M. Cheng, F. Yu, K.T. Chau, and W. Hua, “Dynamic performance evaluation of a nine-phase flux-switching permanent magnet motor drive with model predictive control,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 4539-4549, July 2016.
  • M. Chen, K.T. Chau, and C. Liu, “Design of a new non-rare-earth magnetic variable gear for hybrid vehicular propulsion system,” IET Electrical Systems in Transportation, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 153-162, September 2016.
  • W. Han, K.T. Chau, and Z. Zhang, “Flexible induction heating using magnetic resonant coupling,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 1982-1992, March 2017.
  • W. Li, T.W. Ching, and K.T. Chau, “A new linear vernier permanent-magnet machine using high-temperature superconducting DC field excitation,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 5200805:1-5, June 2017.
  • W. Li, T.W. Ching, and K.T. Chau, “A new high-temperature superconducting vernier permanent-magnet machine for wind turbines,” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 5202905:1-5, June 2017.
 

Last updated: July 13th, 2017