Institute of High-Tech in Electrical Engineering
Gearing the research towards international scientific frontiers and national strategic demands, the Institute of High-Tech in Electrical Engineering (IHEE) focuses on the R&D and applications of high technologies, as well as the promotion of research areas with potential for development. And the main research fields include plasma science and technology, theory and application of superconducting electrical engineering, near zero magnetic environment technology and its application, and high quality and high efficiency electrical machines. In recent years, it has undertaken NSFC key and major projects, projects funded by the National Key Basic Research Program (973 Program), National Science and Technology Major Projects and a number of international collaborative research projects. At present, it has over 10 international partners, such as Princeton University (USA), Technical University of Munich (Germany), Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt (PTB, Germany), Saint-Petersburg University (Russia) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).
Main Research Fields
1. Plasma science and technology: Supported by the Space Science and Technology Collaborative Innovation Center and the National Big Science Project and Facility, the research team focuses on the researches of plasma engineering and technology, the interaction of electromagnetic wave with plasma, high energy particle acceleration and magnetic reconnection of space plasma, advanced plasma diagnosis, and applications of plasmas in the fields of health, energy and environmental sciences.
2. Theory and application of superconducting electrical engineering: Focusing on the industrial requirements of low-temperature and high-temperature superconductors, the IHEE carries out the R&D in superconducting magnets, low-temperature cooling and high-temperature superconductor (HTS) motors, including strong magnetic field design, ultra-low temperature measurement, fully superconducting and high-speed superconducting motors design, magnetic-thermal-electrics coupling mechanism of superconducting magnets, superconducting magnetic separation, superconducting equipment operation control, as well as superconducting power equipment and AC and DC grid interaction.
3. Near zero magnetic environment technology and its application: The research team of IHEE has been engaged in active and passive composite shielding technologies and the related application fields. Cooperating with the relevant research institutions in Germany, the United States, Switzerland, France and Australia, we constructed the internationalized research platform of near zero magnetic environment, and established the nT level zero magnetic environment device. In the next three years, we will build the large-scale magnetic environment device with sub nT level static magnetic field and fT/√Hz level magnetic noise, and undertake the researches of brain science, weak magnetic biology, magnetic materials, magnetic navigation, magnetic target detection, as well as R&D of innovative magnetic sensors and their calibration.
4. High quality and high efficiency electrical machines: The research team has been engaged in ultra-high speed motor system, ultra-precision linear servo system, precision servo motor system, high torque density motor system, superconducting motor system and so on. The research group is equipped with excellent software development and test platforms. Taking the leading position in domestic related research fields, we have long-term cooperation with several research institutes and well-known domestic companies.