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Wenlong Ming

Dr Wenlong Ming

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering

+44 29208 70795
Queen's Buildings, Room Room E/2.13, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision


Dr Wenlong Ming (WM) has been a Senior Lecturer of Power Electronics at Cardiff University since August 2020. He was awarded a PhD degree from the University of Sheffield in March 2016 and was funded by EPSRC as an exchange scholar to visit the Centre for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) in Virginia Tech USA, for four months in 2012.

He conducts fundamental and applied research into future electronic circuits and systems. A paradigm shift of semiconductor technology from silicon to compound semiconductors (CS) brings an exciting opportunity to significantly improve efficiency, reliability and power density of such electronic circuits and systems and to enable new applications that silicon cannot support. The high-level objective of his research is to investigate how to solve research and innovation challenges behind this paradigm shift through seamless and holistic integration of control, power electronics, radio-frequency electronics, semiconductor physics and materials.














He is the module leader of EN2058 Control Engineering and ENT695 Research Study. The modules he taught also include EN3058 Power Electroincs, EN3709 Grid Integration of Renewables and EN2708 Machines and Power Electronics. He is also the Year tutor of MSc Electrical Energy systems.


He received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. Degrees in Automation from Shandong University, Jinan, China, in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., in 2015. He is the winner of the prestigious IET Control & Automation Doctoral Dissertation Prize in 2017. He has been a Senior Lecturer of Power Electronics at Cardiff University, U.K., since August 2020 and a Senior Research Fellow funded by Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult, U.K., for 5 years since April 2020.

He was with the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA in 2012 as an academic visiting scholar. He has (co-)authored more than 50 papers published in leading journals or refereed IEEE conferences. His research interests focus on Medium Voltage DC systems for electricity distribution networks and characterisation, modelling

Academic positions

  • Aug.2016-July.2020: Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • Aug.2020-present: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • Apr.2020-present: Senior Reserach Fellow, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult 


Current supervision

Thamer Alghamdi

Dr Thamer Alghamdi

Research student