Dr Xiandong Ma

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

Dr Xiandong Ma received his BEng in Electrical Engineering from Jiangsu University in 1986 and MSc in Power Systems and Automation in Nanjing Automation Research Institute (NARI) (now China State Grid Electric Power Research Institute) in 1989. He completed his PhD research in Partial Discharge based High-voltage Plant Condition Monitoring from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2002.

He worked with NARI as Research Engineer and then Senior Research Engineer from 1989 to 1998, where he specialised in real-time power system modelling, simulation and instrumentation. He was a Visiting Research Engineer in RTDS Technologies Inc., Canada in 1996, developing new exciter model and investigating interface techniques for new RTDS-based test facilities. He worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate from 2002 to 2007 firstly at Lancaster University and then at The University of Manchester, developing new generations of electromagnetic sensors and electromagnetic tomographic imaging systems. Thereafter, he worked with ALSTOM Power in Stafford as Generator Condition Monitoring Engineer for 18 months to lead and deliver the eXpert projects on shaft line vibration and power plant parameter monitoring, before returning to Lancaster to take up his academic post in December 2008.

His research interests since 2008 have been focused on the intelligent condition monitoring and fault diagnosis/prognosis of wind turbines and farms with emphasis on analytical and experimental investigation, marine renewable energy technologies, distributed energy generation network and smart grids, advanced signal processing, data mining and instrumentation, and electromagnetic NDT testing and imaging. He has published over 100 papers on refereed international journals, patents and conference proceedings.

Dr Ma is a Member of IET, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Member of EPSRC Peer Review College.

Program Chair of the 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’18)
Participation in conference

University of Huddersfield (External organisation)
Membership of committee

"Condition monitoring makes the energy systems smarter", The University of Manchester
Invited talk

The University of Manchester (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Chenhua Ni, Visiting Scholar from China National Ocean Technology Centre
Types of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

Workshop on Data Driven Tools for Wind Energy Management Decision Making
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

External PhD degree examiner, Liverpool University (External organisation)
Membership of committee

IET Present Around the World (PATW) Competition, Lancashire and Cumbria Network (Event)
Membership of committee

Glasgow Caledonian University (External organisation)
Membership of committee

University of Huddersfield (External organisation)
Membership of committee

21st International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’15), Member of programme committee, Session Chair (Event)
Membership of committee

The University of Manchester (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Liverpool University (External organisation)
Membership of committee

The National Skills Academy and the IET (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Dr Wenna Zhang, Visiting Scholars from National University of Defence Technology
Types of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

Loughborough University (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Intelligent Industrial Systems (Journal)
Editorial activity

Glasgow Caledonian University (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Condition monitoring for reliable and predictable operation of wind turbines, International Workshop on Health Monitoring of Offshore Wind Farms (HEMOW), Nanjing, China
Invited talk

Electromagnetic NDT and Condition Monitoring, The 2nd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Integrity Management (ICSHMIM 2014), Nanjing, China
Invited talk

20th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’14) (Event)
Membership of committee

University of Bath (External organisation)
Membership of committee

19th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’13) (Event)
Membership of committee

The University of Manchester (External organisation)
Membership of committee

"The state-of-the-art methods for intelligent and integrated condition monitoring", National University of Defence Technology, Changsha, China
Invited talk

Open University (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Dr. Dexiang Ming & Xiaopeng Zhong, Visiting Scholars from National University of Defence Technology
Types of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

"Intelligent power equipment condition monitoring and fault diagnosis", The 2nd International Conference in High-End Equipment Manufacturing and High Tech Industry, Guiyang, China
Invited talk

University of Huddersfield (External organisation)
Membership of committee

IET (External organisation)
Membership of committee

18th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’12)
Participation in conference

9th UKACC International Control Conference
Participation in conference

25th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics Engineering Management (COMADEM2012)
Participation in conference

Dr. Guangming Wang, Visiting Scholar from National University of Defence Technology
Types of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

17th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’11)
Participation in conference

The Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK (CACSUK) (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Glasgow Caledonian University (External organisation)
Membership of committee

"Generator condition monitoring", AREVA T&D UK Limited
Invited talk

"Electromagnetic NDE and imaging", National University of Defence Technology, China
Invited talk

IET (External organisation)
Membership of committee

IET (External organisation)
Membership of committee

ICNSC 2008, IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control
Participation in conference

"Development of electromagnetic induction tomography (EMT) for industrial metal process applications", Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Invited talk

Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Other distinction

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA),
Fellowship awarded competitively

Member of EPSRC Peer Review College
Appointment

Visiting Professorship at National University of Defence Technology (NUDT), China
Other distinction

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
Other distinction

  • Energy
  • Energy Lancaster
  • Structures, Materials and Manufacturing