Professor ZQ Zhu has been working at the University of Sheffield, UK, for >30 years, where since 2008 he has been the Head of the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group which consists of 6 research centres and >120 personnel, including 13 academic staff (7 full professors), ~100 PhD students and post-doctoral Research Associates, and is one of the global largest research groups specializing on permanent magnet machines, power electronics, controls, and energy storage.
Professor Zhu is currently a Royal Academy of Engineering / Siemens Research Chair, Academic Director of Sheffield Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Research Centre (S2GRE, for wind power generation), Director of CRRC Electric Drive Technology Research Centre (for fast train propulsion), Directors of Midea Electrical Machines and Controls Research Centres (for domestic appliances). His research activities in automotive market sector include the research and development of powertrains for in-wheel motor, mild-hybrid, hybrid, and all electric vehicles, as well as electric power steering, etc.
Professor Zhu received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., in 1991. He is a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), a Fellow of IEEE (USA) and a Fellow of IET (UK). He has published ~400 IEEE Transactions/IET Proceedings papers.