Xudong Wang

Ph.D. Student
Research Focus: Electric Machine Control and Estimation
Industry Focus: Electric Mobility; Electrified Traction Systems; Automotive Electrification

Xudong Wang received his B.S. in electrical engineering from ShanghaiJiaotong University (SJTU),  China, in 2019. In 2021, he obtained his M.S. in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. During his master’s studies, he spent a semester at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and completed his master’s thesis at the Volvo Group in Sweden. Since 2022, Xudong has been pursuing his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at McMaster University, under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi at the McMaster Automotive Resource Center (MARC) His research interests includes the control and estimation of machine drives, for permanent magnet machines and switched reluctance machines. 

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Xudong’s enthusiasm for engineering, began to grow during his undergraduate studies. He worked on several projects related to embedded system programming, motor control, and power converter designs. He started to enjoy the process of proposing new ideas, developing theories, and implementing solutions in simulations and experiments.

During his master’s studies, Xudong was exposed to engineering experiences both in academics and industry. He was involved in the machine test bench setup at the Chalmers University of Technology. In his exchange at ETH Zurich, he conducted a semester-long project on power converter control, inspired by the research atmosphere. He then finished his thesis work at the Volvo Group, on machine torque ripple modelling and reduction.  It was there that he gained industry insights. Gradually, his interests have focused more on electric machine control and electric vehicles.  

In September 2019, Xudong started his Ph.D. at McMaster University, under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi. He joined the McMaster Automotive Resource Center (MARC) and started research on machine control, in collaboration with industrial partners. He has enjoyed analyzing theoretical concepts, connecting them with experimental observations. 

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