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 the Asset Management Engineering Department at ALSTOM Power UK in Stafford as Generator Condition Monitoring Engineer 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 in the last 15 years have been focused on the intelligent condition monitoring and fault diagnosis/prognosis of wind power systems with emphasis on analytical and experimental investigations, optimal operations and maintenance of offshore and marine renewable assets, smart grids with distributed generation technologies including wind and solar power, signal processing and data mining and computational intelligence, and electromagnetic NDT testing and imaging. He has published over 100 papers on leading refereed international journals, book chapters and international conferences and patents.

Dr Ma is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Member of EPSRC Peer Review College. He was awarded a KTP (Key Technology Partnership) fellowship by University of Technology Sydney, Australia, in 2018. He organised 2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’18, 6-7 September 2018, Newcastle University) as Technical Program Chair and will host ICAC’19 (5-7 September 2019, Lancaster University) as General Conference Chair.

General Conference Chair of the 25th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’19), 5-7 September 2019, Lancaster University, UK.
Participation in conference

External PhD degree examiner, The University of Sydney
Examination

External PhD degree examiner, Liverpool University
Examination

Data-driven approaches to smart offshore wind operations and maintenance, The OceanTech International Symposium & The 4th China Ocean Technology Conference & OT Program, 16-18 May 2019, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan, China
Invited talk

External PhD degree examiner, Newcastle University
Examination

International Journal of Automation and Computing (Journal)
Editorial activity

External PhD degree examiner, The University of Manchester
Examination

Optimal and dedicated fault diagnosis and prognosis – a big data vision, University of Technology Sydney
Invited talk

University of Technology Sydney
Visiting an external academic institution

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
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

Wenna Zhang
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

Xiaopeng Zhong
Hosting an academic visitor

Dexiang Ming
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

Guangming Wang
Hosting an academic visitor

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

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

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

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
Other distinction

Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Other distinction

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

Member of EPSRC Peer Review College
Appointment

Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET)
Fellowship awarded competitively

Key Technology Partner (KTP) Visiting Fellowship, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
National/international honour

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

  • DSI - Foundations
  • Energy
  • Energy Lancaster