Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Christopher H. T. Lee

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.

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 60 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals and international conferences. He has served as an Investigator with other collaborators for research grants with amount exceeding USD 500,000 and a Project Leader for industrial projects with amount exceeding USD 950,000.

He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT and Honorary Assistant Professor at HKU. He is a IEEE Senior Member and a member of Editorial Board for IEEE Access and IET Renewable Power Generation.
Research Interests
• Electric motors and drives
• Renewable energies
• Electric vehicles
• Robotics
• Wireless power transfer

I have two Ph.D. positions open for suitable candidates with background in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Students with experiences in motor designs and manufacturing fabrications are highly preferred.

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
  • 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 Gearless Electric Machines for Autonomous Vehicles

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