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Health monitoring and diagnosis for wind turbine systems
Resilient control for complex industrial systems
Control and optimization for power electronics and systems

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Biography

Dr David (Zhiwei) Gao

Reader. Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Dr. Gao joined Northumbria University in 2011, and he is the Head of Electrical Power and Control Systems Research Group. Before joining Northumbira University, he held research and academic positions respectively in Newcaslte University, University of Liverpool, University of Leicester, University of Manchester, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Tianjin University. 

Dr. Gao is the senior member of IEEE, and HEA fellow. He was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Reserach Fellowship in 2004.

Dr. Gao is currently the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Industral Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and the editorial board member of Renewable Energy (Elsevier). 

The following special issues are open for the submission:

The special issue ``Real-time monitoring, fault prediction and health management for offshore wind turbine systems'' in Renewable Energy is open for the submission. 

For the publication information, please see the Google Shcolar.

 

 

Research interests

Condition monitoring and fault diagnosis, fault tolerant design and control, machine learning and data-driven approaches, and their applications in wind turbine systems, power converters, power systems, onshore and offshore renewable energy systems. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, PhD

14 Apr 199631 Dec 2099

Award Date: 14 Apr 1996

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