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Professor Weixiang Shen

Professor of Electrical Engineering


Professor Weixiang Shen received his BEng., MEng., and PhD degrees all from Electrical Engineering. He worked in several universities as a Lecturer, Associate Professor and Research Fellow in China, German, Singapore and Malaysia. Currently, he is a Professor at School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Shen’s research interests are (1) battery applied research and control strategy for electric vehicles (EVs), including battery capacity estimation, battery charging, battery sorting and balancing, battery fault diagnosis, battery safety under impact, battery energy and thermal management as well as EV control, (2) integration of EVs and renewable energy systems (e.g. solar photovoltaic systems and wind systems) into conventional power systems, including the smart use of EV batteries as an energy storage system in power systems (e.g. smart grid) and the analysis and improvement of system stability for power systems integrated with renewable energy systems. In these areas, he has published more than 140 journal papers, one monograph "Advanced battery management technologies for electric vehicles" and a few book chapters.

Professor Shen is an Associate Editor of IET Power Electronics, Editor Board Member of Journal of Energy Storage and founding Board Member of journal Vehicles. He guest-edited several special issues for Applied Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production and Energy. He has also served as a conference organizing committee member, session chair and track chair for a few international conferences, such as The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA). Professor Shen was a general chair of the International Conference on Energy, Ecology and Environment (ICEEE2018) held in Melbourne, Australia, 2018.

Research interests

Applied research on battery energy storage for electric vehicles and renewable energy integration

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Battery safety and integrity of battery packaging

Design of next generation battery management systems for EVs

Integration of EVs into power grids (G2V and V2G)

Integration of renewable energy sources into power grids with battery storage

Physic-based mathematical modelling of batteries for states estimation

Use of ultrasound to monitor and protect battery systems :


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Electrical Energy Storage - 400804
  • Electrical Energy Generation (incl. Renewables, Excl. Photovoltaics) - 400803


Also published as: Shen, Weixiang; Shen, W.; Shen, W. X.; Shen, Wei-Xiang; Shen, WeiXiang; Shen, Weixiang X.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Nurturing Graduates for Australian Automotive Engineering Futures - Automotive Engineering Graduate Program *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 2019: Testing Lead Acid Batteries *; Bainbridge Technologies
  • 2018: Intelligent energy management system for home microgrids with solar photovoltaic and battery storage (VIC-JS TECH) *; Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Testing four battery cells and providing test results *; Rocket Australia Fund Scheme
  • 2013: Battery Charge, Mechanical and Thermal Management System Development Link *; AUTO CRC Virtual Design and Manufacturing
  • 2012: From diesel to electric: a new era in personnel transport for underground coal mines *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2010: Electric vehicle control systems and power management (AutoCRC C2-801) *; AutoCRC

* Chief Investigator

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