Dr Xiao Chen

Dr Xiao Chen

Contact Details


Tel: +44 (0)114 22 25827

ORCHID: 0000-0001-7448-9011


  • PhD, The University of Sheffield, 2015
  • MSc, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2011
  • BEng, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2009

Research Activities

  • Manufacturing-led innovation in electrical machines
  • Multi-phase fault tolerant electrical machines for more electric aircraft
  • Digital twin of electrical machines and drive
  • High-speed electrical machines for traction
  • Low-cost electrical machines
  • Powertrain energy management for electric vehicles


  • Lecturer of EEE341 (EEE338a) Electrical Power Systems

I received my BEng and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2009 and 2011, respectively, and PhD degree in electrical machines from University of Sheffield, in 2015. I was a research associate at University of Sheffield, from Jan 2016 to May 2018, before working as an advanced motor drive engineer in Dyson Automotive Research and Development Limited, UK, from July 2018 to Sep 2019. Since Sep 2019, I have been a lecturer in EMD group, EEE department, University of Sheffield.

My current research interests include manufacturing-led innovation in electrical machines, multi-phase fault tolerant electrical machines for more electric aircraft, digital twin of electrical machine and drive, high-speed electrical machines for traction, low-cost electrical machines, and powertrain energy management for electric vehicles.