15 March 2022

Professor Zhu ranked among the top Electronic and Electrical Engineering scientists in the world

The department is delighted to announce that Professor Zi-Qiang Zhu has been ranked in the top 100 scientists in the area of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The rankings have been published by Research.com, a prominent global academic platform

Headshot of Zi-Qiang Zhu

The Research.com rankings are constructed using the H-index data gathered by Microsoft Academic and includes only prominent scientists with an H-index of at least 30 for scientific papers published in the field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

The H-index is a metric for evaluating the cumulative impact of an academic’s output and performance, measuring quantity and quality of publications and citations, in addition to awards and achievements. 

Professor Zhu was named 80th out of 4,832 leading Electronic and Electrical Engineering scientists globally and ranked 4th in the UK, with over 32,000 citations and 690 publications. 

Professor Zhu is the Head of the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group in the department and is renowned in his field of research. He has a particular research interest in the design and control of novel high power density and high efficiency permanent magnet machines and drives for applications ranging from electric vehicles to domestic appliances and wind power generation.

He is also the founding Academic Director of Sheffield Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Research Centre on direct-drive permanent magnet wind power generators, the founding Director of CRRC Electric Drives Technology Research Centre on the power trains for fast train propulsion, as well as the founding Director of Midea Electric Machines and Controls Research Centres on low cost high performance electric motors and drives for domestic appliances.

This further confirms our leading research in electrical engineering at Sheffield and is the result of teamwork in the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group. I would like to thank the University, the Faculty of Engineering, and the EEE Department, as well as my colleagues, PGRAs, and PhDs for their strong support”

Professor Zhu

The aim of the rankings is to inspire academics, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to explore leading experts in electronic and electrical engineering and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who are the leading experts in specific fields of research.

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