Professor Zi-Qiang Zhu

Head of Electrical Machines and Drives Group
Royal Academy of Engineering/Siemens Chair
Academic Director of Sheffield Siemens Wind Power Research Centre

Telephone: +44 0114 222 5195 / 5360
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Areas of research:
Novel permanent magnet machines and actuators (including linear machines)
High-speed brushless machines
Low-speed high-torque direct-drive permanent magnet machines
Low-cost single-phase permanent magnet motors
Direct torque control of permanent magnet brushless motors
Sensorless control of permanent magnet brushless dc and ac drives
Parameter and condition identification of permanent magnet brushless machines
Intelligent control of permanent magnet brushless drives (including fuzzy logic, extended Kalman filter, sliding mode, and model reference etc)
Novel PWM strategies
Noise and vibration
Wind power generation
Power trains for electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles
Domestic appliances
More electric aircraft

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