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Dr Chee Shen Lim BEng (UM), PhD (LJMU, UM)

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Dr Chee Shen LIM is currently a lecturer at University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (USMC) and a visiting researcher at the University of Southampton. He obtained his dual-PhD degrees in the area of Power Electronics and Drives from Liverpool John Moores University (Liverpool, United Kingdom) and University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) in July 2013. He completed his BEng degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Malaya in 2009. His PhD research was on applying the advanced model predictive control for the five-phase induction motor and for the multi-motor drives with reduced-switch-count inverter.

Prior to joining USMC, he was a research scientist at the Experimental Power Grid Centre, under the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore from 2013 to 2015. His research experience includes the advanced real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation, industrial aerospace and marine electrical system and drives, and microgrid. He was with the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group of LJMU from 2011-2013 and with the University of Malaya Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC) from 2008 to 2013, and worked in the area of power converter development and advanced control techniques for electrical machines, solar, and wind power.

He is passionate in the research area shared among by power electronics, control, and energy. His current interest is related to advance electrical motor drive control, distributed energy generation, and microgrid. In teaching, he hopes to inspire students by fostering a closer link between his research area and the engineering fundamentals, for a better understanding and appreciation.



Research interests


  • Electric motor drives and control
  • Power electronic based distributed generation
  • Real-time drives and microgrid modelling


Research group

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Associate editor for the IET Electric Power Applications Journal
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Control, electric drives, power systems


1)  MPC-based power quality improvement method in microgrid

Project overview:

Microgrid concept, which is being actively researched in multiple aspects and has even been progressed into a pilot-testing phase in some countries like the US, China and Singapore.  It is known to improve the grid capacity and reliability and enable more renewable energy (RE) integration at the distribution level of the power system. A distribution network is, however, inherently unbalanced due to single phase loads and renewable micro-generation. The “weak” grid nature during the islanded mode and renewable intermittency further worsens the overall power quality of a microgrid. This research aims to propose and verify a novel control technique based on a specifically chosen converter topology to account for the practical aspects of the microgrid mentioned earlier, in order to improve overall power quality. This project is funded by the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme FRGS 2016-2018 (Malaysia).

2) Global Partnership Award – with NTU: A microgrid research alliance (2016-2017)



Dr Chee Shen Lim
No. 3, Persiaran Canselor 1,
Kota Ilmu EduCity,
79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor,

Room Number: 193 USMC/4001

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