Zhongbei Tian

Zhongbei Tian

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University of Liverpool
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Region 08 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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Land transportation
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Chinese, Simplified

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Dr Zhongbei Tian is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Electrical Energy Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, a Member of Energy and Power Group, leading the transport electrification research at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is also an Honorary Researcher at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), the University of Birmingham. Dr Tian received the BEng degree in Electrical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and PhD degree at the University of Birmingham. Dr Zhongbei Tian’s research interests include railway traction power system modelling and analysis, energy-efficient train control, energy system optimisation, and sustainable transport energy systems integration and management. Dr Zhongbei Tian has published over 60 high-quality papers. He has been working on a number of projects funded by EPSRC, Horizon 2020, Network Rail, RSSB, and Innovate UK. His research has been implemented in projects across the world, including Network Rail, Edinburgh Tram in the UK, Madrid Metro in Spain, SMRT in Singapore, Beijing and Guangzhou Metro in China. He was the winner of the prestigious 2016 European Partnership for Railway Energy Settlement Systems (ERESS) Award for Best Energy Efficiency Project for Railways.

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