Aston University

Aston University

Aston University is in the city centre of Birmingham, UK, and is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Aston University is currently ranked 8th overall for graduate employment and in the UK's top 40 universities.

The PEMPS group

Power Electronics, Machines and Power System (PEMPS) research group has been built around the specialism of power electronics in the applications of power distribution systems. Since it formed in 2009, PEMPS group has grown significantly and now has a funding portfolio of more than £ 4 million. Currently the group has 4 academics, 4 post-docs, and 10 Ph.D students, and has three dedicated research labs with state-of-the-art equipment including high-speed LeCroy oscilloscopes and probes, programmable DC and AC loads, programmable DC and AC power supplies, power analysers, surface mount fabrication facilities, Opal-RT and DSpace rapid-prototyping systems, Agilent 1 GHz network analyser and an in-house built AC micro-grid. The Group has access to an extensive range of software tools such as Matlab/Simulink, Mathematica, PLECS, Micro-Cap Spice, PSCAD/EMTDC, COMSOL Multphysics, IPSA and ERACS, all with licenses

Team members

Dr Zhengyu Lin

Dr Zhengyu Lin is a lecturer with PEMPS group, and he is the coordinator of the RDC2MT project. He has both industrial and academic research experience, has a good research background of DC power distribution. Dr Lin is a senior member of IEEE, and a Charter Engineer, member of IET. Dr Lin has been actively involved in the DC energy efficiency research community nationally and internationally. He is an EPSRC Innovation Fellow with research area of low voltage DC microgrids (EP/S001662/1). He is an editing group member of DC power distribution related IET standards, and a technical committee member of IET DC Power Systems. He is a technical committee member of IEEE international Conferences on DC Microgrids (ICDCM 2015 and 2017).


Ph.D Students:

Mr. Fulong Li
Mr. Muhannad Alshareef

Mr. Zhi Qiao

Mr. Guanhao Du

Ms. Ning Xing


EU Horizon 2020

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 734796.

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