Mr Hua Chai
Casual Academic

Mr Hua Chai

Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Hua Chai received his dual Bachelor's Degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Project Management from North China Electric Power University, China, in 2014. He received his Master's degree (Master of Philosophy) in Electrical Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2019. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Energy Systems reseach group, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW. His research interests include power engineering education, curriculum design and development, and condition monitoring of power system equipment.

Hua's Ph.D. research topic focuses on engineering education in energy systems. As a major goal of his research, a refined curriculum framework for electrical power engineering programs will be designed and developed, which allows the graduates to be highly employable and job-ready in the energy sector. Hua is one of first Engineering Education Ph.D. scholars in UNSW Engineering.

 

My Qualifications

Master of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2018-2019

Graduate Certificate in Energy Systems, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2017-2018

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Automation, North China Electrical Power University, China, 2010-2014

Bachelor of Management, Project Management, North China Electrical Power University, China, 2010-2014

 

My Awards

3MT (3 Minute Thesis) ELEC School Heat 2nd place (Runner-up), School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW, 2022

Faculty of Engineering Students' Choice Teaching Award, University of New South Wales, 2021

Development and Research Training Grant, University of New South Wales, 2021

International Conference Travel Funding, University of New South Wales, 2021

Best Video AwardIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2021

Outstanding Paper AwardInternational Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education (IEEE TALE conference), 2020

Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship, Australian Government (Department of Education, Skills and Employment), 2020

 

My Teaching

I have extensive experience in tutoring/mentoring/marking/lab demonstration in the following courses:

  • ELEC 1111 Electrical Circuit Fundamentals (Undergraduate)

  • ELEC 2134 Circuits and Signals (Undergraduate)

  • ELEC 3111 Distributed Energy Generation (Undergraduate)

  • ELEC 4611 Power System Equipment (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 4612 Power System Analysis (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 4613 Electrical Drive System (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 4614 Power Electronics (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 4617 Power System Protection (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 9713 Industrial and Commercial Power System (Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 9716 Electrical Safety (Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 9123 Design Proficiency (Postgraduate)

 

My Supervision

Masters Thesis (Joint supervision): Implementation of online virtual laboratory in electric power engineering program, 2020-2021

Masters Thesis (Joint supervision): Statistical analysis in engineering education research-A case study in a fourth year power engineering course, 2021-2022

Undergraduate Thesis (Joint supervision): The impact of national energy policy on higher education curriculum and energy industry, 2022-2023

Location
Room 402, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Liang X; Chai H; Ravishankar J, 2022, 'Analytical Methods of Voltage Stability in Renewable Dominated Power Systems: A Review', Electricity, vol. 3, pp. 75 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/electricity3010006
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tang X; Zhang D; Chai H, 2021, 'Synthetical Optimal Design for Passive-Damped LCL Filters in Islanded AC Microgrid', Journal of Energy and Power Technology, vol. 03, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.21926/jept.2103032
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lu S; Chai H; Sahoo A; Phung BT, 2020, 'Condition Monitoring Based on Partial Discharge Diagnostics Using Machine Learning Methods: A Comprehensive State-of-the-Art Review', IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol. 27, pp. 1861 - 1888, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TDEI.2020.009070
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chai H; Phung BT; Mitchell S, 2019, 'Application of UHF sensors in power system equipment for partial discharge detection: A review', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s19051029
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Chai H; Ravishankar J; Krishnan S; Priestley M, 2022, 'Work-in-Progress: A Holistic Approach to Bridging the Gap between Power Engineering Education and Electric Power Industry', in IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON, IEEE, pp. 2044 - 2048, presented at 2022 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 28 March 2022 - 31 March 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON52537.2022.9766552
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Wang Y; Chai H; Ravishankar J, 2022, 'Statistical Analysis Methods in Engineering Education Research: A state-of-the-art Review', in IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON, IEEE, pp. 438 - 444, presented at 2022 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 28 March 2022 - 31 March 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON52537.2022.9766391
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Chai H; Ravishankar J; Meng K; Priestley M, 2021, 'Improved power engineering curriculum: Analysis in a year 3 course in electrical engineering', in IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON, IEEE, pp. 701 - 705, presented at 2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 21 April 2021 - 23 April 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON46332.2021.9453908
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Chai H; Priestley M; Tang X; Ravishankar J, 2020, 'Implementation of microgrid virtual laboratory in a design course in electrical engineering', in Proceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020, pp. 509 - 515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TALE48869.2020.9368350
    Theses / Dissertations | 2019
    Chai H, 2019, Partial Discharge Monitoring by the UHF Method in Power Transformers, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/64970
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Chai H; Lu S; Phung T; Mitchell S, 2019, 'Comparative study of partial discharge localization based on uhf detection methods', in Proc. of the 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2019), AIM, Madrid, Spain, presented at 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2019), Madrid, Spain, 03 June 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.34890/508
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Lu S; Chai H; Phung T; Zhang D, 2019, 'An Experimental Study of Low-Current DC Series Arc Faults for Condition Monitoring Purpose', Madrid, Spain, presented at 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2019), Madrid, Spain, 03 June 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.34890/507
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Chai H; Phung BT; Zhang D, 2018, 'Development of UHF Sensors for Partial Discharge Detection in Power Transformer', in 2018 Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis, CMD 2018 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CMD.2018.8535779