Professor Weijia Yuan

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Professor Weijia Yuan received his Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University and his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He then became both a research associate in the Engineering Department and a junior research fellow at Wolfson College, both at the University of Cambridge. Dr Yuan joined the University of Bath as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in 2011, where he was later promoted to Reader/Associate Professor in 2016. He joined the University of Strathclyde as a Professor in 2018. He is now leading a research team of 15 researchers in the area applied superconductivity including energy storage, fault current limiters, machines and power transmission lines. He has been working closely with industry partners on all electric propulsion for future electric aircraft, designing a fully superconducting system for aerospace application. His work also involves renewable energy integration and power system stability using energy storage systems. Professor Yuan's achievement in Engineering and Physics have been recognised as being awarded the Fellowship by both the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Physics. For more information, please visit our group website


Feedback-controlled flux modulation for high-temperature superconducting magnets in persistent current mode
Iftikhar Muhammad, Zhang Min, Yuan Weijia
Superconductor Science and Technology Vol 36 (2023)
Modelling of a high-temperature superconductor HVDC cable under transient conditions
Chaganti Pavan, Yuan Weijia, Zhang Min, Xu Lie, Hodge Eoin, Fitzgerald John
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity Vol 33 (2023)
Protection system architecture for all-electric aircraft
El-Wakeel Abdelrahman, Ertekin Ercan, Elshiekh Mariam, Iftikhar Muhammad, Yuan Weijia, Zhang Min
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity , pp. 1-7 (2023)
Cryogenic DC/DC converter for superconducting magnet applications
Elwakeel Abdelrahman, McNeill Neville, Peña-Alzola Rafael, Zhang Min, Yuan Weijia
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity Vol 32 (2022)
A non-inductive bifilar coil to design compact flux pumps for HTS magnets
Iftikhar Muhammad Haseeb, Geng Jianzhao, Yuan Weijia, Zhang Min
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity Vol 32, pp. 1-7 (2022)
Comparison of phase-leg circuits for cryogenic operation in the all-electric aircraft
El-Wakeel A, Feng Z, McNeill N, Alzola R P, Zhang M, Yuan W
11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2022) , pp. 618-624 (2022)

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Professional activities

Founding organizing committee member of EFATS conference (Emission free air transport through superconductivity conference) 2021 (External organisation)
AC loss calculation of monofilamentary MgB2 wire in harmonic condition for superconducting rotating machine applications
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Keynote speaker - RAEng Research Forum (2018)
Keynote speaker
IOP Superconductivity Group committee member (External organisation)

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Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2022 | Younas, Muhammad Bin
Zhang, Min (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Weijia (Co-investigator) Younas, Muhammad Bin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
SCADENT – SuperConductor Applications for Dense Energy Transmission (Strategic Innovation Fund - SIF, Discovery Phase)
Yuan, Weijia (Principal Investigator) Hong, Qiteng (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator) Zhang, Ming (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
SCADENT - Superconductor Applications for Dense Energy Transmission - Ofgem 2021: whole system integration - Discovery
Yuan, Weijia (Principal Investigator) Hong, Qiteng (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator) Zhang, Min (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Interaction of onshore AC network and large offshore DC network based on HTS cables
Xu, Lie (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Weijia (Co-investigator)
Related to RKES 180100 (Overarching IP agreement) and follow-on to 200775RKES
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Electrical design of HTS cables for offshore wind farm connections
Yuan, Weijia (Principal Investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator) Zhang, Min (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
GKN Aerospace Studentship High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Bus Control and Protection
Yuan, Weijia (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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