Newcastle University Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Van-Tung Phan

Assistant Professor

Background

Background

Dr Phan received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology, Vietnam and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ulsan, Korea. Dr Phan is currently the lecturer of Electrical Power Engineering at Newcastle University based in Singapore campus, NUIS. Before joining Newcastle University, he worked as a Research Fellow at Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. 

Dr Phan has been awarded the 2013 IET Electric Power Applications Premium Award. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Main research interests include:

  • Wireless power transfer system for electric vehicles 
  • Dual active bridge DC-DC converters
  • Bi-directional AC-DC converters, DC-AC inverters, and DC-DC converters in electrified vehicles and renewable energy applications such as solar and wind
  • On-board and off-board chargers, DC fast chargers for electric vehicles; vehicle-to-grid (V2G) interface technologies
  • Grid-tied photovoltaic micro-inverters and  solar-powered electric vehicles charging stations

Professional activities

  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Editor of International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IJPEDS)
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
  • Reviewer of IET Electric Power Applications
  • Reviewer of IET Renewable Power Generation
  • Reviewer of Journal of Power Electronics (JPE)

PhD scholarships for International Students

I am seeking PhD students who are interested in research topics of wireless power transfer technology in electrical vehicles (stationary and dynamic charging system) and high performance LED drivers. 


Research

Dr Phan is a member of the Power Electronics, Drives and Machines group and his profile can be viewed on Google Scholar

Dr Phan is currently conducting a research project on wireless power transfer system for roadway-powered moving electric vehicles. 

Main research interests include:

  • Wireless power transfer system for electric vehicles 
  • High performance LED drivers
  • Dual active bridge DC-DC converters
  • Bi-directional AC-DC converters, DC-AC inverters, and DC-DC converters in electrified vehicles and renewable energy applications such as solar and wind
  • On-board and off-board chargers, DC fast chargers for electric vehicles; vehicle-to-grid (V2G) interface technologies
  • Grid-tied photovoltaic micro-inverters and solar-powered electric vehicles charging stations

Past research projects

  • Project: “Novel energy efficient electric machines for electric ships using magnetocaloric systems” managed by Roll-Royce in Singapore
  • Ph.D project: “Advanced Control Strategies for Unbalanced Voltage Compensation and Harmonic Rejection in Variable Stand-alone DFIG Wind Power Generation Systems”
  • Industrial project: “Development of a dual-inverter using a single microprocessor in automobile applications” managed by Hyundai-Heavy Industry – Korea

PhD scholarships for Polytechnic Staff in Singapore

I am seeking PhD students who are interested in research topics above. Currently, there are several PhD scholarships available for Polytechnic staff in Sinagpore. Applicants wishing to be considered for these opportunities should submit their applications and CV to my email address. For more information, it can be found here

Research Degree Scholarships (PhD, MPhil) in Singapore

Newcastle University International Singapore currently offers several PhD and MPhil scholarships for employees who conduct a research project for their employer. More information about this can be found here


Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

EEE2203 Analogue Electronics

EEE2207 Project and Professional Issues

EEE3202 Power Electronics

EEE3204 Renewable Energy Systems


Publications