Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Christopher H. T. Lee

Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF), School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Asst Prof Christopher H. T. Lee

Dr. Lee received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering with 1st Class Honors at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2009. He then served as an Instructor in a local school for two years. He obtained his Ph.D. in his alma mater with the Best Thesis Award in 2016. Subsequently, he has been awarded a Croucher Fellowship to further his research interests as a Postdoc Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He has joined Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor in October 2018 and later as a Nanyang Assistant Professor ( He is selected as a prestigious Singapore NRF Fellow, Class 2020 (

Dr. Lee is an expert in electric motors and drives, renewable energies and electromechanical propulsion systems. In these fields, he has published 1 book, 3 book chapters, 3 patents and over 70 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals and international conferences. He has served as a PI for research grants with amount exceeding SGD 5.8 millions (~USD 4.3 millions).

He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT and Honorary Assistant Professor at HKU. He is a IEEE Senior Member, a chartered engineer and a member of Editorial Board for IEEE Access and IET Renewable Power Generation.

His research has been highlighted by NRF as a feature story:
Research Interests
• Electric motors and drives
• Renewable energies
• Electric vehicles
• Electric aircraft
• Robotics
• Wind turbine

I am also looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow with experiences in electric motor and drives. Fresh Ph.D. graduates or Ph.D. candidates who are close to completion are both welcome.
Current Projects
  • Design and reinforcement security on smart grids against cyber-physical attack
  • Design and reinforcement security on smart grids against cyber-physical attack
  • Development of Electric Motor Drives with Direct-drive Features for Automated Ground Vehicles
  • Development of High-performance Vernier Permanent-magnet Motor Drives for Electric Vehicles
  • Development of Novel Electric Machine Systems with Gearless Structure for Emerging Applications
  • Development of Novel Gearless Electric Machines for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Novel High-Performance Electric Motor Drives with Multiple Degree-of-Freedom for Robotic Applications

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