Subject: Advanced Electrical Machines in Industrial Applications
Z. Q. Zhu (Fellow, IEEE) 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, all in electrical engineering. Since 1988, he has been with The University of Sheffield, where he has also been a Professor with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering since 2000. He is currently the Royal Academy of Engineering/Siemens Research Chair, the Head of the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group, the Academic Director of Sheffield Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Research Centre, the Director of CRRC Electric Drives Technology Research Centre, and the Director of Midea Electric Machines and Controls Research Centre. His current research interests include the design and control of permanent magnet machines and drives for applications ranging from electric vehicles through domestic appliance to renewable energy. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. He was a recipient of the 2021 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award and the 2019 IEEE IAS Outstanding Achievement Award.