Patrick Chi-Kwong Luk Bio
Patrick Chi-Kwong Luk is a native from Hong Kong. He received his High Diploma and MPhil degree from Sheffield University and Ph.D degree, from University of South Wales, U.K., all in electrical engineering. Currently he is the Chair Professor in Electrical Engineering and Head of Electric Power and Drives Group in the School of Engineering at Cranfield University.
He engages in fundamental and applied research in electric machines and power electronic drives, renewable energy systems, and more-electric architectures in electric vehicles and aircraft. He is the Motor Theme leader within two UK consortia with a collective funding of over £4.5M to help develop a UK-based capability for next-generation sustainable electric traction machines for transportation. He also leads the development of a novel drive system for future vehicle-to-smartgrid systems within a £1.2M UK-China consortium that involves leading academic groups, research institutions and utility companies from both countries.
He is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the 2011 IET Premium Award in Electric Power Applications and the Excellence Award by KTN Network in 2009. He has held technical advisory roles to blue-chip companies including Mitsubishi Electric UK, Lotus Engineering and Lockheed Martin. He is the co-holder of 10 GB and US patents and applications on electric drives, and has over 170 publications and several book chapters. A Senior IEEE member, he actively volunteers his time as the Chairperson for IEEE UK&I Professional Activities, and IEEE UK&I Power Electronics Chapter. He sits in several IEEE Steering Committees, including Electric Machines Committee and Smartgrid Standards, and is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and IET Journal for Renewable Power Generation.