Dr Zhengyu Lin

EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellow

Lecturer in Power Electronics, Machine and Power System 

Dr Zhengyu Lin

Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3722

Email: z.lin5@aston.ac.uk 

Room number:NW 409

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Ph.D Studentship is available! 


I joined Aston University as a lecturer in 2014. My research interests are power electronics in the applications of industrial drives, renewable energy, energy storage and microgrids. My research has recieved support form ESPRC, Innovate UK, The Royal Society, EU H2020, and many industrial companies.

BEng. in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, 1998
MEng. in Power Electronics from Zhejiang University, China, 2001
Ph.D in Power Electronics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 2005
Feb 2014 to present: Aston University, Lecturer
Dec 2012 to Jan 2014: Coventry University, Lecturer
Feb 2011 to Dec 2012: Sharp Laboratories of Europe, Senior Researcher
July 2006 to Feb 2011: Emerson Control Techniques, R&D Engineer
Aug 2004 to June 2006: University of Sheffield, Research Associate
EE4100 - Advanced Power Electronics
ME3P04 - Power electronics for power systems
EE2F06 - Mathematical Methods in Electrical Engineering
Power electronics and its applications in electrical machine drives, renewable energies, energy storage and microgrids.
  1. EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellowship, EP/S001662/1, Plug-and-play Low Voltage DC Microgrid for Cheap and Clean Energy, June 2018 to June 2021, £517,364, Fellowlvdcmicrogrid.org 
  2. Innovate UK/TSB, TS/R017123/1, Vehicle to Grid Intelligent Control (VIGIL), 2018 to 2020, £276,215, co-Investigator 
  3. Horizon2020 MSCA-RISE-2016, Under Grant Agreement 734796, Research, Demonstration and Commercialization of DC Microgrid Technologies (RDC2MT), 2017-2020, total project budgets 436,500 Euros, Coordinator (PI)www.rdc2mt.org 
  4. The Royal Society International Exchanges, IE161121, Research on Microgrid Optimised and Reliable Operation, 04/2017 to 03/2019, £12k, Principal Investigator 
  5. The Royal Society Research Grant, RG140697, Novel Power/communication Converters Network for DC Microgrid, 04/2015 to 03/2016, £14k, Principal Investigator 
  6. Industrial project, Sharp Laboratories of Europe, SLE72021, Power Electronics for Solar Energy Storage System, 01/2013 to 06/2014, £39k, Principal Investigator


Mr. Fulong Li (Supervisor)
Mr. Muhannad Alshareef (Supervisor)
Mr. Zhongnan Qian (Visiting Ph.D student, Supervisor)
Mr. Zhengzhao (Leon)  He (co-supervisor)
Mr. Nan Yang (co-supervisor)
Mr. Abid Bukhari (co-supervisor)
IEEE Senior member
IET member, Chartered Engineer
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
EPSRC Full College Member