Zipan Nie received his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai, China, in 2012 and M.S. degree in Electrical Energy Conversion Systems from the University of Manchester (UoM), Manchester, UK, in 2013. From 2013 to 2014, he worked at Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Shanghai, China. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at the McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His research areas focus on electrical machine control, drive and thermal analysis and design of power electronics converters.
In 2008 Zipan went to East China University of Science and Technology majoring in Electrical Engineering and Automation. During his bachelor study, he was awarded Shanghai Outstanding Graduate, Outstanding Student in Science and Engineering in East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), The Top Award Scholarship in ECUST, The Second Class Prize in 2010 Electronics Assembly, Debugging and Develop Competition in ECUST, Level B Social Work Award in ECUST and so on. His bachelor thesis project was on Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Vector Control System and since then he began to know some basic theories and technologies on machine drive and machine control.
After graduation he went to The University of Manchester for further study in 2012. His master degree thesis was on Condition Monitoring of Permanent Magnet Wind Turbine Generator. In that project, condition monitoring of permanent-magnet wind turbine generator was studied under stator winding and rotor magnet faults conditions. Their respective terminal side signal patterns were analysed and compared, based on which condition monitoring strategies were designed to distinguish different faulty conditions with the healthy condition.
After that he went back to Shanghai and worked as an engineer at Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
Currently he is a Ph.D. student at McMaster University and research assistant at McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) team. His research is mainly focused on electrical machine control, drive and thermal analysis and design of power electronics converters.