Li Yang, received the B.E degree in Applied Electronic Technology from Xi’an University of Technology (China) in 1996. She worked as an electrical engineer in North West Institute of Electronic Equipment. She received the M.Sc (Distinction) in Automation and Control from Newcastle University (U.K.) in 2008. She is currently working towards the Ph.D in the Advanced Power Conversion Laboratory, Nottingham University. Her research interests include reliability study for integrated power electronic module and packaging technique as well as renewable energy generation system and power electronic conversion technology.
Professor C Mark Johnson currently holds a personal chair in Advanced Power Conversion at the University of Nottingham, UK where he leads research into power electronic modules, devices, packaging and reliability. From 1992 to 2003 Prof. Johnson was a lecturer and later Reader of Power Electronics at Newcastle University where he was instrumental in establishing a nation-wide collaborative programme in Silicon Carbide (SiC) electronics. Prof. Johnson has given invited presentations in connection with his research at educational and industrial organisations around the world. He is a member of the International Steering Committee for the European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials and was joint Chairman for the 2006 edition of the conference. Prof. Johnson is a co-investigator and member of the Executive Committee for the EPSRC-funded Innovative Electronics Manufacturing Research Centre (IeMRC) (GR/T07459, EP/H03014X) and was project manager for the IeMRC Flagship Project in Power Electronics, which investigated reliability and technology issues for the manufacture of the next generation of power electronic modules. Prof. Johnson has over 150 refereed research publications to his name and has won over £5 M from competitive bids to research funding bodies in support of his work. He is a member of the IET and IEEE.
Professor Greg Asher is Head of School and Professor of Electrical Drives and Control in the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham. The Group is an international centre for power electronics and drives research having nearly 80 researchers and a grant portfolio of £8.5M. This includes two EPSRC Platform Grants in Power Electronic Systems and over £1.5M in energy research funded from industry, EPSRC and the EU. Professor Asher has over 220 journal and conference publications in the field of AC drive control, drive applications, hybrid and stand-alone generation and offshore wind farm control. His grant awards total over £3.5M. He is academic leader for Infrastructure Technologies for the Midland Consortium Energy Technology Institute (ETI). He is a Fellow of the IEEE and has served on the Executive Committee of the European Power Electronic Association.