Chenwen Cheng, Post-Doctor



  • Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, September 2012 – June 2017, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

  • BSc., Electrical Engineering, September 2008 – June 2012, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China


  • 01/2018 – present, Post-doctor, DOE GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA

The Research I have Been Working on

  • Wireless power transmission in gate drivers for power electronics devices

  • Optimized control of the DFIG-based wind power generation system

  • Predictive control of the three-phase grid-connected inverter

  • Control of servo drives


  • Photography, swimming, and outdoor activities.

Journal Publications

    1. Chenwen Cheng, Heng Nian, “Low-complexity model predictive stator current control of DFIG under harmonic grid voltages,” IEEE Trans. Energy Convers., vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 1072-1080, Sept. 2017.

    2. Chenwen Cheng, Heng Nian, Xiaohe Wang, Dan Sun, “Dead-beat predictive direct power control of voltage source inverters with optimized switching patterns,” IET Power Electron., vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 1438-1451, Oct. 2017.

    3. Chenwen Cheng, Heng Nian, Longqi Li, “Improved three-vector based dead-beat model predictive direct power control strategy for grid connected inverters,” Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, to be published.

    4. Heng Nian, Chenwen Cheng, Yipeng Song, “Coordinated control of the DFIG system based on repetitive control strategy under generalized harmonic grid voltages,” Journal of Power Electron., vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 733-743, May 2017.

    5. Chenwen Cheng, Peng Cheng, Heng Nian, Dan Sun, “Model Predictive Stator Current Control of Doubly Fed Induction Generator During Network Unbalance,” IET Power Electron., to be published.

    6. Chenwen Cheng, Heng Nian, Jian Wu, Peng Cheng, Yipeng Song, “An independent control technique of DFIG’s RSC and GSC based on repetitive control in generalized harmonic power grids (in Chinese),” Proceedings of the CSEE, vol. 36, no. 15, pp. 4099-4107, Aug. 2016.

    7. Heng Nian, Chenwen Cheng, Yipeng Song, Peng Cheng, “A direct power control technique of DFIG based on repetitive control in generalized harmonic power grids (in Chinese),” Proceedings of the CSEE, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 407-416, Jan. 2016.

Conference Publications

    1. Heng Nian, Chenwen Cheng, “Improved grid connection operation of type-III wind turbine under unbalanced fundamental and distorted grid voltages,” 10th International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation & Management (APSCOM 2015), 2015.