Wind Power Equipment and Power Conversion Research Team of Xiangtan University
Renewable energy application is a hot topic in the field of energy research, which also is a trend for a long time in the future. In this context, Prof. Bin Duan as a leader initiated the establishment of the Wind Power Equipment and Power Conversion Research Team of Xiangtan University, which aims to improve the efficiency of power generation and conversion equipment. The key research contents of the team include the optimization design of key components of renewable energy equipment, operation control of energy equipment, and integration optimization of energy system. The team members includeProf. Bin Duan, Prof. Lingzhi Yi, Associate Prof. Yongxin Su, Associate Prof. Mao Tan, Associate Prof. Shuaihu Li, Associate Prof. ZhiyongLan, Associate Prof. Cheng Deng, Associate Prof. HanmeiPeng, Associate Prof. Lijuan Li, Dr. Hui Li, etc.
The team has undertaken more than 20 projects including sub-project of the National 863 Program, sub-project of the National Science and Technology Support Program, sub-project of the National Energy Wind Turbine R&D Center Capacity Building Project, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and some other provincial or ministeriallevel key scientific research projects, published more than 100 papers in important academic journals and conferences such as IEEE Trans., and obtained more than 20 invention patents. The team has long-term research cooperation with industry enterprises such as Xiangdian Wind Power Co. Ltd., Xiangdian Renewable Energy Co. Ltd., Jianglu Electromechanical Co. Ltd., and Hualing XiangtanSteel &Iron Co. Ltd.. Many achievements have been applied in enterprises and achieved good economic and social benefits. In recent years,the team has won the second prize of Hunan Provincial Patent Award, the third prize of Hunan Science and Technology Progress Award, the second prize of Xiangtan Science and Technology Progress Award, and the Xiangtan Industry-University-Research Cooperation Award, etc.
Relying on the team, several scientific research and talent training platforms such as “Wind Power Equipment and Power Conversion” Hunan Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center, “Multi-energy Collaborative Control Technology” Hunan Provincial Engineering Center, “Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Management” Hunan Provincial Graduate Training Innovation Basehave beenestablished.Stable cooperation with MIT, Liverpool University, Technical University of Berlin, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and North China Electric Power University has also been established. Professor Bin Duan, the team leader, currently serves as the chairman of the expert group for the China Engineering Education Accreditation, and a member of the Teaching Guidance Committee of Ministry of Education.Multiple team members were selected into Hunan provincial talent programs and other municipal-level or school-level talent programs. Besides that, the team was selected asa Xiangtan Industry-University-Research Integration Innovation Team.So far, 3 PhD students and nearly 100 master students have graduated from the team. Among these students, 4 won the Hunan Provincial Excellent Masters Thesis Award, 3 won the Special Prize of Xiangtan University Graduate Principal Award, and 10 won the Graduate Principal Award for Excellence.