Professor Min Zhang

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Min Zhang received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in Engineering. Before that, she received Bachelor and Master degrees from Tsinghua University in Electrical Engineering. Dr Zhang spent a year as a Junior Research Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge and then joined University of Bath as a Lecturer.  She joined the University of Strathclyde as a Reader in 2018 and was promoted to Professor in 2021. Dr Zhang's research focuses on the application of high temperature superconductors in power system transmission, renewable generation and electric transportation.



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)
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)
The T-A formulation : an efficient approach to model the macroscopic electromagnetic behaviour of HTS coated conductor applications
Huber Felix, Song Wenjuan, Zhang Min, Grilli Francesco
Superconductor Science and Technology Vol 35 (2022)
Study of power devices for use in phase-leg at cryogenic temperature
Elwakeel Abdelrahman, Feng Zhengyang, Mcneill Neville, Zhang Min, Williams Barry, Yuan Weijia
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity Vol 31 (2021)
Artificial intelligence for superconducting transformers
Yazdani-Asrami Mohammad, Taghipour-Gorjikolaie Mehran, Song Wenjuan, Zhang Min, Chakraborty Sruti, Yuan Weijia
Imaging of strong nanoscale vortex pinning in GdBaCuO high-temperature superconducting tapes
Collomb David, Zhang Min, Yuan Weijia, Bending Simon J
Nanomaterials Vol 11 (2021)

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Professional activities

Superconductor Science and Technology (Journal)
Guest editor
2021 joint 23rd Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference
Invited speaker
Management committee for COST Action CA19108 - High-Temperature SuperConductivity for AcceLerating the Energy Transition (External organisation)
Advisory Board of the 7th International HTS Modelling Workgroup (Event)
AC loss calculation of monofilamentary MgB2 wire in harmonic condition for superconducting rotating machine applications

More professional activities


UKAEA fusion plant
Zhang, Min (Principal Investigator) Hong, Qiteng (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
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
RAEng regional award
Zhang, Min (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Investigation and Maturation of Technologies for Hybrid Electric Propulsion (IMOTHEP)
Burt, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Norman, Patrick (Co-investigator) Zhang, Min (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Feasibility Analysis and Modelling of MgB2 Superconducting Electrical Power Machines
Yazdani Asrami, Mohammad (Researcher) Zhang, Min (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Weijia (Co-investigator)
This project will provide a full technology appreciation of the power density and efficiency of HTS machines based on state-of-the-art MgB2 manufacturing technologies. It will also provide a technology forecast for the performance of HTS machines up to 2050. The technical evaluation and forecast will provide essential information to show how MgB2 superconducting machines can fit into the roadmap of electric aircraft development.
31-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
Feasibility Analysis and Modelling of MgB2 Superconducting Electrical Power Machines
Zhang, Min (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Weijia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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