Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Hybrid Powertrain Program: Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research

Deqiang Wang

Ph.D. Student

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Deqiang (Johnson) Wang_P1-EDIT-2Deqiang Wang received his B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He won the National Scholarship for Graduate student in China, because of his remarkable academic performance. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His research interests include design and control of power electronics related to renewable energy-based distributed generation (DG) and battery management system (BMS).

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Deqiang (Johnson) Wang_P3-EDITDeqiang always concerns about environment pollution and energy crisis all around the world. Worse and worse air condition in Beijing stimulates him to change his field of aeronautical power system to renewable energy-based distributed generation (DG). Besides, it’s promising to incorporate energy storage system (ESS) to DG system due to flexibility and reliability gain by ESS. He want to design a cheap, high efficient and high reliable renewable energy-based distributed generation system with ESS. He wish this system can be installed in every house. In addition, he researches on SOC/SOP estimation and Remaining Useful Life (RUL) in Battery Management System (BMS).

Deqiang focus on motor control and harmonic elimination during his master. He participated research group of motor drive for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) and Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor at the first year of his master. During that time, he obtained a lot of fundamental knowledge of power electronics and motor control. Then he researched on harmonic elimination of large aircraft power system which is also his master thesis. At first, he designed a passive filter and active power filter (APF) to achieve high-frequency harmonic current suppression in variant-frequency AC bus. Then he design a high efficient and high reliability hybrid APF system. And he designed sliding mode controller for APF and utilized Wavelet Transform to detect harmonic current under variant-frequency situation. Because of his remarkable academic performance, he won National Scholarship for Graduate Student in 2013.

Beside study and research, Deqiang is interested in social work. He received several honours due to his great contribution to social work. He served as an instructor from 2009 to 2011 in School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering (SASEE) of Beihang University. He became the principle instructor in 2011 who must manage more than 200 students almost by himself in SASEE. During that time, he balanced very well between study and social work that he was recommended as a examination-free graduate student because of his top 10 rank in his class. Deqiang loves teamwork sports, such as basketball and soccer. Recently, he is learning softball and a member of MARC softball team. Also he loves to travel all around the world and enjoy the beauty of life.