Li Ran joined the School in July 2003 as a Lecturer in electrical power and control. He is currently a reader in power electronics. Li obtained a Ph.D. degree from Chongqing University, China, in 1989. After working as a Lecturer and then an Associate Professor at Chongqing, he joined Aberdeen University as a Research Fellow. At Aberdeen (1993–1996), he was involved in research in Marine Electrical Propulsion and Offshore Electrical Systems. He then worked at the Universities of Nottingham and Heriot-Watt as a Research Associate (1996–1999). His work at Nottingham was to investigate the electromagnetic compatibility in industrial drives. He returned to Offshore electrical engineering at Heriot-Watt. Between 1999 and 2003, Li was with Northumbria University where he fitted in the Power and Control Research Group and taught in electrical and electronic courses. Trained in power systems engineering and power electronics, he is interested in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy. He has recently been working on power electronics and control in renewable energy systems. He also likes to investigate specialist problems in the design and operation of drives and other systems of electrical energy utilization.
Biography Updated on 6 July 2009