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Dr Xiandong Ma

Senior Lecturer

Xiandong Ma

Engineering Building

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YR

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 593700


Research Interests

Dr Xiandong Ma is a Senior Lecturer in the Engineering Department at Lancaster University. He received his BEng in Electrical Engineering from Jiangsu University in 1986 and MSc in Power Systems and Automation in Nanjing Automation Research Institute (NARI) (now China State Grid Electric Power Research Institute) in 1989. He completed his PhD research in Partial Discharge based High-voltage Plant Condition Monitoring from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2002.

He worked with NARI as Research Engineer and then Senior Research Engineer from 1989 to 1998, where he specialised in real-time power system modelling, simulation and instrumentation. He was a Visiting Research Engineer in RTDS Technologies Inc., Canada in 1996, developing new exciter model and investigating interface techniques for new RTDS-based test facilities. He worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate from 2002 to 2007 firstly at Lancaster University and then at The University of Manchester, developing new generations of electromagnetic sensors and electromagnetic tomographic imaging systems. Thereafter, he worked with ALSTOM Power in Stafford as Generator Condition Monitoring Engineer for 18 months to lead and deliver the eXpert projects on shaft line vibration and power plant parameter monitoring, before returning to Lancaster to take up his lectureship in December 2008.

His research interests since 2008 have been focused on the intelligent condition monitoring and fault diagnosis/prognosis of wind turbines and farms with emphasis on analytical and experimental investigation, distributed energy generation network, advanced signal processing, data mining and instrumentation, and electromagnetic NDT testing. He has published over 80 papers on refereed international journals, patents and conference proceedings.

Dr Ma is a Member of IET, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Member of EPSRC Peer Review College.

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