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

Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Lecturer

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Dr Chee Shen Lim is currently an associate professor at University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) and a visiting researcher at the University of Southampton (UoS). 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 UoSM, 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 microgrids.

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 advanced electrical drive control, distributed energy generation, and microgrid. He is a competent person recognisable by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia in designing grid-connected photovoltaic system. In teaching, he aspires to foster a closer link between his research area and the engineering fundamentals, for helping to develop better understanding and appreciation among students.

Research interests

Power electronic based distributed generation, Electric motor drives and control, Microgrid hierarchical control, Real-time modelling.

PhD supervision

I am keen to hear from aspiring Master/PhD students who have strong interest in the following research area:

  1. Microgrid hierarchical control*
  2. Advanced design and control of multiphase electrical machines*

Supervised Academic Research Projects (completed and on-going):

  1. Y. C. C. Wong (PhD, UoS/UoSM), Optimal Distributed Secondary Control for an Islanded Microgrid (2017 - present)
  2. Z. Q. Lim (MSc, UoS), Optimal Modular Multilevel Converter Level Design of a Hybrid Solid-State Transformer Considering Power Electronics and Transformer Losses (2018)
  3. H. E. Karatoruk (MSc, UoS), The Reduction of Energy Cost for Eelectric Vehicle Integrated DC Microgrids (2018)
  4. M. N. Wakoli (MSc, UoS), Optimal Energy Management of Multiple, Distributed Energy Resources for a Rural, Islanded Grid in Kenya (2018)
  5. H. T. Hui (MSc, UoS), Optimal Energy Management of a High-rise Building Microgrid with PV-Wind-EV in Hong Kong (2018)
  6. M. F. Cui (MSc, UoS), An Optimal Sizing Model for PV/Wind/Battery Hybrid Microgrid (2018)
  7. S. C. Anasonwu (MSc, UoS), Power Quality Improvement in Microgrids (2016)

*Studentship/Teaching assistantship may be provided for candidates with strong interest and academic qualification. Lab and customisable experimental rigs are available on campus.

Research projects

Funded Research Projects (completed and on-going):

  1. UoSM Seed Fund (2020 - 2021) - "Continuous-control-set Model Predictive Current Control of Asymmetrical Six-phase Induction Motor". Principal Investigator. Status: on-going. Amount RM 10,000.
  2. ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D Grant (2019-2021) - "Development of Advance Control on Supply Side and Demand Side Management Towards Next Generation Smart Grid". ASEAN MS-2 Lead PI. Status: on-going. Amount: RM 103,000 (approx.).
  3. MoHE's Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (2019-2020) - "Investigation of Optimized Multilevel Inverter Topology for Low Voltage Microgrid". Co-Investigator. Status: completed. Amount RM 76,000.
  4.  UoS's Global Partnership Award (2016-2017) - "A Strategic Microgrid Research Allianc". Principal Investigator. Status: completed. Amount RM 30,000 (approx.).
  5. MoHE's Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (2016-2019) - "A Model Predictive Control based Shunt Active Power Filtering Technique for the Unbalanced Current Compensation in Microgrids". Principal Investigator. Status: completed. Amount RM 101,000.

  • Internal (UoSM):
  • Module leader, ELEC2220 Control and Communication (lecturer for selected control part)
  • Module leader, ELEC2208 Power Electronics and Drives (lecturer for the drives part)
  • Module leader, ELEC2213 Electrical Machines
  • Module leader, ELEC2217 EEE Design Exercise (a part of the academic team for D5)
  • Member, UoSM Academic Advisory Board (2019 - 2021)
  • External (professional):
  • Associate editor for the IET Electric Power Applications Journal (2015 - 2018, 2018 - present)
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  • Lecturer, ELEC2220 Control and Communication (control part II)
  • Lecturer, ELEC2208 Power Electronics and Drives (drives part)
  • Lecturer, ELEC2213 Electrical Machines
  • Lecturer, ELEC1207 Electronic Systems (control part)
  • Academic team member, ELEC2217 EEE Design Exercise (D5)


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)



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