Hongcai CHEN--Research Assistant Professor

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Hongcai Chen is currently a research assistant professor at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China. He received the B.S. degree in electronic science from Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China, in 2012, and the Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. From February 2017 to August 2017, he was a visiting scholar at the Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. He has a broad research interests both in applied electromagnetics, ubiquitous electric power IoT, optimization techniques. He has authored/co-authored 13 peer-reviewed journal papers. He is the recipient of overseas high-caliber personnel (level C) in Shenzhen.


09-2012. 06,Hefei University of Technology, Dept. of Electronic Science, Bachelor.

09-2018. 03,Hong Kong Polytechnic University,Dept. of Building Service Engineering, PhD.

02-2017. 08,Duke University, Dept of Electrical and Computer Science,Visiting Student.

Working Experiences



Research Introduction

In Electronics: computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), ESD, nonlinear device modelling, machine learning based microwave device design.

In Electrical: ubiquitous electricity Internet of Things, fault signal processing, feature extraction and classification, machine learning in smart grid.

Awards & Honors



[1] Zhang, Y., Chen, H.*, Du, Y, Li, Z. and Wu, Y. (2019). " Lightning Transient Analysis of Main and Sub-Main Circuits in Commercial Buildings Using PEEC Method." IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. Accepted.

[2] Zhang, Y., Chen, H.*, and Du, Y (2019). "Lightning protection design of solar photovoltaic systems: methodology and guideline." Electric Power Systems Research. Accepted.

[3] Chen, H., et al. (2019). "Fast Design of Multilayered Magnetic Shields Using Surrogate Model and Space Mapping." IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility. Accepted.

[4] Chen, H., et al. (2019). "Lightning Propagation Analysis on Telecommunication Towers Above the Ground Using Full-Wave Time Domain PEEC Method." IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility. Accepted.

[5] Chen, H. and Y. Du (2019). "Lightning Grounding Grid Model Considering Both the Frequency-Dependent Behavior and Ionization Phenomenon." IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility 61(1): 157-165.

[6] Chen, H., et al. (2018). "Lightning Transient Analysis of Radio Base Stations." IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 33(5): 2187-2197.

[7] Chen, H., et al. (2018). "Lightning-Induced Voltages on a Distribution Line With Surge Arresters Using a Hybrid FDTD–SPICE Method." IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 33(5): 2354-2363.

[8] Chen, H., et al. (2018). "Lightning Transient Analysis of Telecommunication System with a Tubular Tower." IEEE Access 6(1): 60088-60099.

[9] Chen, H., et al. (2018). "Analysis of the Grounding for the Substation Under Very Fast Transient Using Improved Lossy Thin-Wire Model for FDTD." IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility 60(6): 1833 - 1841.

[10] Chen, H. and Y. Du (2018). "Proximity effect modelling for cables of finite length using the hybrid partial element equivalent circuit and artificial neural network method." IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution 12(16): 3876-3882.

[11] Chen, H. and Y. Du (2018). "Model of ferromagnetic steels for lightning transient analysis." IET Science, Measurement & Technology 12(3): 301-307.

[12] Chen, H. and Y. Du (2018). "Proximity effect in transient analysis of radio base stations." International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields 31(6): e2335.

[13] Du, Y., Chen, H. and Chen, M. (2017). "Analysis of Transient Magnetic Shielding Made by Conductive Plates With a PEEC Method." IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 53(6): 1-4.

Recruitment Announcement

Many research topics are open in my group. Welcome motivated students join the group.

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