Dr Qiteng Hong

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Qiteng Hong is currently a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Strathclyde. His main research focus is on novel solutions for monitoring, protection and control of power systems dominated by renewable generation. He received his BEng (Hons) degree in electronic and electrical engineering as the top graduate of the year in 2011 and his PhD in electrical engineering (fully funded by National Grid) in 2015, both from the University of Strathclyde.

Dr Hong has successfully led/been involved with 27 research and KE projects, and secured over £4M as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I), among which he is the PI for 19 projects with total funding of £1.13M. In total, he has 58 high-quality publications with 23 journal 35 conference publications.  He is currently leading a team of 10 researchers, with 4 PhD students, 4 research assistants/associates and 2 visiting scholars. He has been involved with the development and delivery of teaching for 4 undergraduate and postgraduate classes at Strathclyde, 3 modules in Chinese universities (North China Electric Power University and Shanghai University of Electrical Power) and 1 module in Strathclyde’s two centres for doctoral training (CDTs). He is also the main developer for four prototype software tools, with the SGMVP online open platform being the first of its kind in the UK, attracting 12k+ visits from 42 countries per year. He is a regular reviewer for 16 leading international journals, and a guest editor for the Energies journal in the special issue on Protection of Future Electricity Systems.

Dr Hong received the Best Paper Award in the IEEE APAP conference in 2019. He played a leading role from Strathclyde in the execution of the EFCC project (£9.6M), which was shortlisted for the Best Innovation Award by Scottish Renewables and the Project Award by British Renewable Energy Awards in 2018. Dr Hong was also awarded the highly prestigious IET prize in 2011 for his outstanding academic performance and he was the recipient of the John Moyes Lessells Scholarship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013, which supported his visit to Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was also a senior visiting scholar in Tsinghua University between 2018-2019 in China.

Dr Hong has strong engagement with professional organisations, and has been an invited speaker for 15 conferences, seminars and prestigious universities, a member of 14 technical committees/working groups for 5 leading organisations, and the chair or main organiser for 11 international/national prestigious events. Notably, he is a member of IEEE Working Group (WG) P2004, IEEE Task Force on Cloud-Based Control and Co-Simulation of Multi-Party Resources in Energy Internet, and was the only UK Regular Member in the CIGRE WG B5.50. He is the UK representative in the International Executive Committee for CIGRE Next Generation Networks (NGN), and he also led the international NGN webinar preprogramme, where 13 events have been held in 2020-2021 by NGN groups from 8 countries.

Dr Hong is Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of IET.


Has expertise in:

    • Power system protection and control
    • Synchronous compensators
    • Application of novel power electronic devices (e.g. virtual synchronous machine) in power systems and their impact
    • Fast frequency response in low inertia system
    • Wide area monitoring and control using PMU data

Prizes and awards

Students' Choice Award
Best Paper Award
British Renewable Energy Awards - 'Highly commended' in the Project Award category
“Most innovative project” in the Scottish Renewable Award - shortlisted (4 out of more than 100 submissions)
John Moyes Lessells Travel Scholarship
The IET Prize

More prizes and awards


Evaluation of HVDC system's impact and quantification of synchronous compensation for distance protection
Liu Di, Hong Qiteng, Dyśko Adam, Tzelepis Dimitrios, Yang Guangya, Booth Campbell, Cowan Ian, Ponnalagan Bharath
IET Renewable Power Generation (2022)
Experimental assessment and validation of inertial behaviour of virtual synchronous machines
Khan Md Asif Uddin, Hong Qiteng, Liu Di, Egea Álvarez Agusti, Avras Andreas, Dyśko Adam, Booth Campbell, Rostom Djaved
IET Renewable Power Generation (2022)
A communication-free active unit protection scheme for inverter dominated islanded microgrids
Khan Md Asif Uddin, Hong Qiteng, Egea-Àlvarez Agustí, Dyśko Adam, Booth Campbell
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Vol 142 (2022)
Implications of reduced fault level and its relationship to system strength : a Scotland case study
Gordon Samuel, Bell Keith, Hong Qiteng
CIGRE Session 2022 (2022)
Transient wavelet energy based protection scheme for inverter-dominated microgrid
Liu Di, Dyśko Adam, Hong Qiteng, Tzelepis Dimitrios, Booth Campbell
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2022)
Vulnerability assessment of line current differential protection in converter-dominated power systems
Kawal Kevin, Hong Qiteng, Paladhi Subhadeep, Liu Di, Papadopoulos Panagiotis N, Blair Steven, Booth Campbell
IET 16th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection, pp. 1-6 (2022)

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Professional activities

Distance Protection Issues in Converter Dominated Systems and Potential Mitigating Solutions
Invited speaker
Reliable & Selectable Islanding Detection Techniques for Low Inertia Power System
Impact of Converters’ Control on Power System Protection and Potential Mitigating Solutions
Invited speaker
IET 16th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection
Member of programme committee
Addressing Frequency Control Challenges in Future Low-Inertia Power Systems
Invited speaker
Demonstration of Capability of Grid Forming Converters using Energy Storage Systems
Invited speaker

More professional activities


SSE-Protection-Field Trial
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) TZELEPIS, Dimitrios (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
Extension/Additional Funding associated with RKES 210195
12-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2025
UKAEA fusion plant
Zhang, Min (Principal Investigator) Hong, Qiteng (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
Potential solutions for AC protection in converter-dominated networks
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) TZELEPIS, Dimitrios (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
Related to rkes 211743
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2025
A Real Time Resilience Assessment Framework for Integrated Energy Systems in Future UK Cities.
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Design of a Real Time Smart Grid Simulation Suite
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Blair, Steven (Co-investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
China-UK Joint Workshop on Effective Protection and Control Solutions to enable Zero-Carbon Power Systems (Newton Fund Researcher Links)
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Blair, Steven (Co-investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021

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