Professor Jiabin Wang

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Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0)114 22 25817

ORCID: 0000-0003-4870-3744


  • PhD
  • MEng
  • BEng

Research Activities

  • Novel linear, rotary and multi-degrees of freedom permanent magnet machines and actuators, and their industrial applications
  • High force density linear motors/actuators
  • Power dense, highly efficient machines for traction applications
  • Fault tolerant permanent magnet machines
  • Fault detection and health monitoring of electric drives
  • Control of fault-tolerant permanent magnet machines
  • Efficiency optimised control of traction motors
  • Electrical drive-trains and energy storage/management systems for electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Vehicle-to-grid interface and bidirectional chargers for electric vehicles
  • Power quality and stability of islanded power systems


  • Professor of Electrical Engineering

I graduated with a BEng in 1982 and MSc in 1996 from Jiangsu University in China, and a PhD in 1996 from the University of East London, UK, respectively, all in electrical engineering. I was an academic staff in Jiangsu University, from 1982 to 1983 and from 1986 to 1991, and a visiting academic researcher in Liverpool University, UK, from 1991 to 1992. After working on multi-degrees of freedom rotary and linear electromagnetic actuation systems as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Sheffield from 1997 to 1998, I joined the EEE department in the University of East as Senior Lecturer in 1998. Since 2001, I have been with EEE Department at the University of Sheffield, being promoted to Reader in 2007 and Professor in 2010.

My research encompasses advanced control techniques for electrical drives, novel rotary and linear machines and drives, advanced electrical power-trains and ‘more-electric’ technologies and energy management strategies for electric and hybrid vehicles, and aircraft. Currently, my research focuses on high integrity, fault tolerant and high efficiency electric drives and associated condition monitoring techniques for applications in aerospace, automotive and household appliances.

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