Dr Yuanyuan Fan

Coming from an electrical background, Dr. Yuanyuan Fan has always attached significance to social and environmental impacts in her everyday work and research. She believes the future lies in the efficient utilization and management of renewable energy sources, from where smart grids incorporating technologies such as green hydrogen production and usage will then become practical and cost-effective.

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A glance at engineering skill gaps, and how to address them

August 1, 2022 10:09 pm
Looking at the year ahead, we approached EIT lecturers, esteemed academics and industry professionals, to share their wisdom and identify potential engineering skill gaps which could be faced in 2023. We posed the following three questions to each of our experts: What are some skill gaps engineers could possibly face...Read More

Engineering Institute of Technology’s women in engineering

March 10, 2022 6:55 pm
There’s been a continuing influx of women studying in the field of engineering and ultimately joining the workforce and contributing to academia. There have been numerous discussions about closing the gender gap and weeding out discrimination, and sure there’s been tremendous progress made, however, the pursuit is far from complete....Read More
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Using Machine Learning to Predict and Avoid Malfunctions: A Revolutionary Concept for Condition-Based Asset Performance Management (APM)

February 24, 2022 1:10 pm
In the renewable energy industry, a single component malfunction can significantly impact the entire network's performance. Asset failures in solar and wind farms can bring down a whole network of infrastructure, affecting thousands of customers and decreasing network reliability, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Therefore, there is a strong...Read More
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Mathematical Analysis on Harmonics Mitigation Using a Phase-Shifted Transformer based Twelve-Pulse Variable Frequency Drive

November 16, 2021 1:36 pm
Harmonics are among the serious problems that affect the power quality of an electrical system. However, harmonics nowadays are inevitable due to the ever-increasing number of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and other non-linear loads. In this regard, IEEE519 Standard specifies the allowable Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)...Read More
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Modeling and Performance Assessment of an Efficient Photovoltaic based Grid-Connected Inverter System with Integration of LCL Filter

November 16, 2021 12:58 pm
Power converters are required to modify the intermittent power from renewable sources into smooth and stable output. However, the power electronic based components which are utilized in the converters along with their pulse width modulation property can create power quality issues. Among all of them, one of the critical aspects...Read More
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Implementation of Industry Inputs in Higher Education Courses

July 2, 2021 11:00 am
Higher education courses must be continuously updated to catch up with the ever-changing industrial advancements. An up-to-date course benefits all parties of interest including students, employers and the education institution. This paper discusses the process of identifying industry expectations from graduates and implementing industry inputs based on two engineering courses...Read More
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Evaluation of Remote or Virtual Laboratories in E-Learning Engineering Courses

June 18, 2021 9:09 am
The learning environment has shifted from the traditional synchronous classroom-based mode to synchronous and asynchronous online mode. However, critical aspects of engineering courses where theories meet applications, such as in the form of practical or laboratory work, are challenging to be conducted effectively online. The rise of industry 4.0 has...Read More
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An automated thesis supervisor allocation process using machine learning

January 23, 2021 2:40 pm
The higher education sector has been growing at a significant rate demanding a variety of skills and knowledge from both sides: instructors and learners. Thesis supervision is one of the main challenges as this activity combines research and teaching practices. To ensure the success of a student’s thesis project, it...Read More