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Tianru Zhang

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Tianru Zhang received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering and automation from the Northeastern University, China, in 2014, the M.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, in 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Nottingham, U.K., in 2021. Before joining Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, he worked as a leading research engineer on the research and development of high performance PMSM drive system for next-generation 800V SiC electric vehicle powertrain in the automobile industry.His research interests include sensorless control of electrical machines and high-performance electrical drives. The applications include drive system for electric vehicle powertrain, electric propulsion system of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), industrial variable speed drive, etc.Currently, he is working on the electric system design project of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the UAV student club and SURF/FYP/MSc students. The project members will have opportunities to conduct research with MSc students and publishing academic papers. Moreover, our research group is actively recruiting MSc/PhD students on the electric drive projects. If youre interested in collaborating on research or pursuing a MSc/PhD degree with me, please dont hesitate to get in touch.

Research interests

Sensorless control of electrical machines

Power electronics and advanced control theory

High performance PMSM drive system for electric vehicle powertrain

Electric propulsion system design of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)


Lecturer, Department of Mechatronics and Robotics - Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2022-present

Leading Research Engineer, Midea Shanghai RD Center, 2020-2022


MEC301, Digital Control and Automatic Control

MEC104, Experimental, Computer Skills and Sustainability

SAT001, Explore Advanced Technology

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in electrical and electronic engineering, University of Nottingham, 2021

M.Sc. in electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015

B.Eng. in electrical engineering and automation, Northeastern University, 2014

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