Zisui Zhang

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Research Focus: Motor Control
Industry Focus: Electrified Traction Systems;Automotive Electrification

Zisui Zhang received his B.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China, in 2013 and 2019, respectively. In 2020, he joined the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) research group, at McMaster University, Canada, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. His research interests include motor control and parameter estimation of permanent magnet synchronous motors. 

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Zisui has always loved learning and exploring new skills, technologies, and approaches to electrical engineering. Enjoying a challenge, he thrives when he can help others achieve their goals.  Not only that, but Zisui continues to be highly motivated to reach his own goals.  

During his undergraduate education, Zisui received an award from the National Scholarship for Undergraduate Students in China, for his academic performance.  He also achieved success with the Science and Technology Competition of Electrical Engineering, by Practical Works. After obtaining his B.S., Zisui pursued his Ph.D. In 2019, Zisui completed his Ph.D. program in electrical engineering, at Beijing Jiaotong University. His thesis investigated the key technologies of permanent magnet synchronous motor control in rail transit, including flux-weakening control in six-step operation, parameter compensation for a single-current regulator control scheme, and the restarting process control for the neutral zone in rail transit systems. While pursuing his Ph.D., Zisui contributed to industry-sponsored research projects from the China Academy of Railway Sciences and CRRC Yongji Electric Co. Ltd. Such products included their PMSM Control Platform for Train (600kW) and their Direct-Driven PMSM Control Platform for Locomotive (1.2MW).    

Zisui is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) research group, under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi. His research is mainly focused on the motor control of PMSM and dual, three-phase PMSM, including flux-weakening control, parameter estimation, and thermal analysis. 

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