Dr

Fei Gao DPhil

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

TEL: 07543 751301
  • Biography
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Awards

Biography

Dr Fei Gao received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) Research Group, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, in 2016. From March 2010 to September 2012, he worked in State Grid Corporation of China, Nanjing.

In November 2016, he joined the Energy and Power Group, University of Oxford, as a postdoctoral researcher. His current research interests include modelling, control, power management and stability of microgrids and more electric transportation systems.

Fei won the European Union Clean Sky Best PhD Award (First Prize) in 2017.

Research Interests

  • Modelling, control and stability analysis of dc microgrids
  • Real time energy management in power electronics-enabled microgrids
  • Electrical power systems in more electric aircraft

Current Projects

Resilient Hybrid Technology for High-Value Microgrids (RHYTHM), EPSRC Funded

Selected Journal Articles

[J1] F. Gao, S. Bozhko, A. Costabeber, G. Asher, and P. Wheeler, “Control design and voltage stability analysis of a droop-controlled electrical power system for more electric aircraft,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 9271–9281, Dec. 2017.

[J2] F. Gao, S. Bozhko, A. Costabeber, C. Patel, P. Wheeler, C. Hill, and G. Asher, “Comparative stability analysis of droop control approaches in voltage source converters-based DC microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 2395–2415, Mar. 2017.

[J3] F. Gao, “An enhanced single-phase step-up five-level inverter,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 12, pp. 8024–8030, Dec. 2016.

[J4] F. Gao, S. Bozhko, G. Asher, P. Wheeler, and C. Patel, “An improved voltage compensation approach in a droop-controlled DC power system for the more electric aircraft,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 7369–7383, Oct. 2016.

[J5] F. Gao and S. Bozhko, “Modeling and impedance analysis of a single DC bus based multiple-source multiple-load electrical power system,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 335–346, Sep. 2016.

[J6] F. Gao, X. Zheng, S. Bozhko, C. I. Hill, and G. Asher, “Modal analysis of a PMSG-based DC electrical power system using eigenvalues sensitivity in more electric aircraft,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 65–76, Jun. 2015.

[J7] F. Gao, R. Kang, J. Cao, and T. Yang, “Primary and secondary control in DC microgrids: a review,” Journal of modern power systems and clean energy, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 227-242, Mar. 2019.

[J8] L. Chen, L. Tarisciotti, A. Costabeber, F. Gao, P. Wheeler and P. Zanchetta, “Advanced modulations for a current-fed isolated DC-DC converter with wide voltage operating ranges,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 227-242, Mar. 2018.

[J9] X. Zheng, F. Gao, H. Ali, and H. Liu, “A droop-controlled based three phase bidirectional AC-DC converter for more electric aircraft applications,” Energies, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1–17, Mar. 2017.

Selected Conference Papers

[C1] F. Gao, L. Gan, D. Howey, and D. Rogers, “Short time scale energy management for DC microgrids,” accepted for 2017 IEEE Second International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM), Kunibiki Messe Japan, May 2019.

[C2] F. Gao and D. Rogers, “Duty cycle plus phase shift control for a dual active half bridge based bipolar DC microgrid,” in IEEE Applied Power Electronic Conference (APEC) 2018, Texas, USA, 2018, pp. 1479-1485.

[C3] C. Samende, N. Mugwisi, D. J. Rogers, E. Chatzinikolaou, F. Gao and M. McCulloch, “Power loss analysis of a multiport DC–DC converter for DC grid applications,” IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Washington, DC, 2018, pp. 1412-1417.

[C4] F. Gao, S. Bozhko, and P. Wheeler, “An enhanced secondary control for voltage restoration in MEA electrical power systems,” SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-1985, 2016.

[C5] F. Gao, X. Zheng, and S. Bozhko, “Stability assessment of a droop-controlled multi-generator system in the more electric aircraft using parameter space approach,” in ECCE 2016, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo, Milwaukee, USA, Sep. 2016.

[C6] F. Gao, S. Yeoh, T. Yang, and S. Bozhko, “Stability assessment of a high speed permanent magnet machine based aircraft electrical power system,” in Proc. EPE'16-ECCE Europe, 18th European Conference 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany, Sep. 2016, pp. 1–10.

[C7] F. Gao, S. Yeoh, S. Bozhko, and G. Asher, “Coordinated control of a DC electrical power system in the more electric aircraft integrated with energy storage,” in ECCE 2015, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo, Montreal, Canada, Sep. 2015, pp. 5431–5438.

Book Chapters

[B1] “Chapter 11:Aircraft DC Microgrids,” DC Distribution Systems and Microgrids, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), ISBN: 978-1-78561-382-1, 2018.

[B2] “Chapter 1:Hierarchical Control in DC Microgrids,” DC Distribution Systems and Microgrids, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), ISBN: 978-1-78561-382-1, 2018.

[B3] “Chapter 24: Power Electronic Systems for Aircraft,” Control of Power Electronic Converters and Systems, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-816136-4, 2018.

Awards

  • IET Control & Automation Runner up PhD Dissertation Award, 2018
  • European Union Clean Sky Best PhD Thesis Award-First Prize (Rank No.1), 2017
  • Substantial Contribution as a Speaker for SAE AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, 2015
  • Full Studentship: Dean of Engineering Research Scholarship for International Excellence, 2012-2015