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Dr Nan Zhao

Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

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Research overview

Dr Nan Zhao received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada, in 2017. He was a Sessional Lecturer with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, from 2017 to 2018. He was an Assistant Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland, from 2018 to 2022. In 2022, he joined the School of Engineering, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, as a Senior Lecturer.

His research interests embrace most facets of electrical power engineering, including electrical machines, energy storage systems and associated power electronics for solar, wind and wave power generation, conversion and integration. He also focuses on the analysis of power systems incorporating renewables and electric vehicles. Additionally, he is interested in EV powertrain systems for transportation electrification.

Dr Zhao is keen to look for highly motivated PhD students, postdocs, visiting scholars and internship students to join his research group. For interested candidates, please feel free to contact him for more details.


Research Interests

Solar PV power conversion

Energy storage systems

Renewables integration

Power system analysis

Electric machines

EV powertrain systems

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