Dr Qiteng Hong
  • Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
  • BEng (Hons), PhD, MIET, SMIEEE
  • Email: q.hong@strath.ac.uk
  • Tel: 00 44 141 444 7275

  • Address: Level 4, Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD, UK

Brief Biography

Dr Qiteng Hong is currently a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Strathclyde. His main research focus is on novel solutions for monitoring, protection and control of power systems dominated by renewable generation. Dr Hong has successfully led/been involved with 27 research and KE projects, and secured over £4M($5.36M) as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I), among which he is the PI for 19 projects with total funding of £1.13M ($1.51M). In total, he has 58 high-quality publications with 23 journal 35 conference publications.  He is currently leading a team of 10 researchers, with 4 PhD students, 4 research assistants/associates and 2 visiting scholars. He has been involved with the development and delivery of teaching for 4 undergraduate and postgraduate classes at Strathclyde, 3 modules in Chinese universities (North China Electric Power University and Shanghai University of Electrical Power) and 1 module in Strathclyde’s two centres for doctoral training (CDTs). He is also the main developer for four prototype software tools, with the SGMVP online open platform being the first of its kind in the UK, attracting 12k+ visits from 42 countries per year. He is a regular reviewer for 16 leading international journals, and a guest editor for the Energies journal in the special issue on Protection of Future Electricity Systems.

  • 2011 – 2015: PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • 2007 – 2011: BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (First Class and the top EEE Graduate of the year), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK & North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China
  • Nov 2021 – Present: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor,  University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • Apr 2020 – Nov 2021: Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Chancellor’s Fellow),  University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

  • Apr 2019 – Mar 2020: Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

  • 2017 – 2018: Senior Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University, China

  • Jan 2015 – Apr 2019: Research Associate, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

  • Sep 2013 – Dec 2013: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK, China 

Awards and Prizes:
  1. 2021: Students’ Choice Award (award for recognising a summer project with highest student votes), Research Interns@strath, Project Supervisor.
  2. 2021: Strathclyde EEE Citizenship Award (nomintated). 
  3. 2019: part of the VIP4SD team, won the top prize in the Student Engagement Category, Green Gowns Awards for UK and Ireland.
  4. 2019: “Best Paper Award”, IEEE 8th International Conference on Advanced Power System Automation and Control.
  5. 2019: “Most Supportive” award by Strathclyde Student Union (shortlisted).
  6. 2018: Best Innovation Award by Scottish Renewables (shortlisted).
  7. 2018: Project Award by British Renewable Energy Awards (shortlisted).
  8. 2013: J.M. Lessells Scholarship by Royal Society of Edinburgh.
  9. 2011: IET Prize by Institution of Engineering and Technology.
  10. 2011: Full PhD Scholarship by National Grid.
  11. 2011: Strathclyde Volunteers’ Award by University of Strathclyde Students’ Association.
  12. 2010: Dean’s Certificate for Meritorious Achievement by Strathclyde’s Faculty of Engineering.
  13. 2010: intern@strathclyde research scholarship by University of Strathclyde.
Invited Speaker/Panelist:
  1. Sep 2021: “Demonstration of Capability of Grid Forming Converters using Energy Storage Systems”, GB Grid Forming Best Practise Guidance Group, National Grid ESO.
  2. Sep 2021: “Digital Transformation of Future Power Systems and the Application of Digital Twins”, Strategic Innovation Fund Stakeholder Engagement Event by SP Energy Networks.
  3. Sep 2021: “Role of Young Professionals in Global Decarbonisation”, Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference – a pre-COP26 event.
  4. Jul 2021:  “Evaluation and Assessment of Grid Forming Converters’ Inertial Behaviour via Experimental Tests”, Panel Session “R&D of Grid Forming Converters for a Resilient, Stable and Secure Grid”, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, US.
  5. Nov 2020:  “Challenges and Potential Solutions for Protection and Control in Power Systems with Massive Renewables”, Tianjing University, China.
  6. Sep 2020: “Design and Validation of a Wide Area Monitoring and Control System for Fast Frequency Response in Future Low Inertia Systems”, RTDS Spotlight Series.
  7. May 2020, “Demonstration of Capability of Virtual Synchronous Machines using Energy Storage Systems”, workshop organised by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany.
  8. Dec 2018: Invited talk “Challenges and Solutions for Protection and Control in Low-Inertia Systems” at Fuzhou University in China.
  9. Nov 2018: “Fast frequency control in Future GB Power Network”, IET Scotland event.
  10. Jul 2018: “Reduced Inertia Response in Power Systems by WAMPAC ” at the panel session at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2018.
  11. May 2018: “Fast Frequency Response Using Wide-Area Monitoring and Control Techniques”, North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) in China.
  12. Mar 2018: “Potential Solutions to Mitigate Risks Associated with Low-Inertia Systems ” at the tutorial session of the International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP) 2018 – the foremost and world leading conference on power system protection.
  13. Mar 2018: “System Studies for Demonstrating the Capability of Inertia Response (IR) from Windfarms”, webinar organised by National Grid.
  14. Apr 2017: “Research Activities at Strathclyde for Addressing Protection and Control Challenges in Systems with High Penetration of Renewables”, Tsinghua University China.
  15. Nov 2017: presentation and demonstration of developed software prototype by National Grid at the Low Carbon Network Innovation Conference 2017.

Research Projects and Secured Funding (£4M+)
  1. PI (£277k): SSE, Potential solutions for AC protection in converter dominated networks
  2. PI (£15k): MW Energy Storage Ltd, MWE Stability Pathfinder 2 feasibility study
  3. PI (£2k): Lady Curran Internship, Funding for summer internship
  4. PI (£76k): SSER and SPR, TIC LCPE project on system fault level
  5. PI (£40k): JARA and faculty scholarship programme, PhD Studentship
  6. PI (£62k): National Grid ESO, Battery-VSM project Phase 2
  7. CI (£25k): Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd, Smart Battery STATCOM
  8. CI (£1.56m): UKPN, Constellation NIC project
  9. PI (£46k): REA and faculty scholarship programme, PhD Studentship
  10. PI (£40k): JARA and faculty scholarship programme, PhD Studentship
  11. PI (£96k): EPSRC SuperGen Network Hub, Real Time Resilience Assessment Framework
  12. PI (£39k): CLP and VTC HK, Design of a Smart Grid Simulation Platform
  13. PI (£140k): National HVDC Centre, HVDC Systems’ Impact on AC Protection Performance
  14. PI (£24k): British Council, Newton Fund for international workshop
  15. CI (£72k): CENSIS, Synaptec and REA, PhD studentship
  16. CI (£720k): EPSRC, UK-China project RESCUE
  17. PI (£8k): ETP Application of fuel cell for supporting power system operation
  18. PI (£2k): Strathclyde Internship Scheme, funding for summer internship 
  19. Co-I (£12k): EPSRC CDT Studentship 
  20. PI (£150k): National Grid, Battery-VSM project Phase 1
  21. PI (£37k): National Grid, Wind inertial response, National Grid
  22. PI (£69k): National Grid, Quantification of fast frequency response
  23. Co-I (£57k): National Grid, Additional test of EFCC at PNDC
  24. PI (£6k): Shanghai University of Electric Power (SUEP) International Collaboration Fund
  25. Co-I (£25k): ScottishPower Renewables, Synchronous condensers for windfarms
  26. PI (£5k): Tsinghua University (China), Tsinghua International Collaboration Fund
  27. Co-I (£435k): National Grid, EFCC project
Professional Membership and Roles:
  1. 2021 – present: Guest Editor, Energies, Special Issue: Protection of Future Electricity Systems
  2. 2021 – present: CIGRE Study Committee B5 NGN Liaison
  3. 2021 – present: Member of IEEE Task Force on Cloud-Based Control and Co-Simulation of Multi-Party Resources in Energy Internet
  4. 2021 – present: UK representative and Webinar Lead for CIGRE NGN International Executive Committee
  5. 2019 – present: Energy System Architectures working group, Supergen Energy Networks Hub
  6. 2019 – present: Member of the IEEE Working Group P2004
  7. 2019 – present: Member of the Technical Committee, IET DPSP conference 2020 and 2022
  8. 2018 – 2019: Member of Steering Committee, CIGRE UK Technical Panel C4
  9. 2018 – 2019: Senior Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University – funded by Tsinghua
  10. 2018 – present: Member of Steering Committee, Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (UK Branch)
  11. 2016 – 2019: Technical Lead, CIGRE UK Next Generation Network
  12. 2016 – 2020: Regular Member (only member from the UK), CIGRE Working Group B5.50
  13. 2016 – 2018: International Coordinator, CIGRE Global Young Member Showcase
  14. 2015 – 2018: Secretary, IET Scotland South West Committee
  15. Reviewers for 16 international top journals, e.g. IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery/Power Systems/Smart Grid, IET Renewable Power Generation, Applied Energy, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, etc.
  16. 2010 – 2012: Main Founder and President of Strathclyde’s Chinese Student Association.
  17. 2011- present: Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  18. 2011- present: Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Technical Event Organisation:
  1. 2021: Member of the organising team, CIGRE Paris Sessions B5 Study Committee .
  2. 2021: Member of the organising committee, Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference.
  3. 2021: Main organiser and Chair, UK-China workshop on protection and control solutions for zero-carbon operation, supported by Newton fund.
  4. 2020: Main organiser and chair, CIGRE UK NGN Presentation Competition Event, University of Manchester.
  5. 2019: Main organiser, CIGRE UK Technical Panel C4 event on Power System Stability Challenges and Solutions Towards a Zero-Carbon Future.
  6. 2019: Main organiser, CIGRE UK NGN event on Application of Synchronous Compensators in the GB Grid.
  7. 2016 and 2018: Main founder and coordinator of CIGRE Global Young Member Showcase – a flagship event for young professionals in CIGRE Paris Sessions, attracting outstanding young professionals from more than 20 countries.
  8. 2017: Chair of the CIGRE – UK Next Generation Network Technical Event at Hunterston B Power Station.
  9. 2016: Chair of CIGRE – UK Next Generation Network Presentation Competition.
  10. 2015: Member of the organising committee of PAC World conference.
  11. 2015: Chair of IEEE Power & Energy Society – UK and Ireland Chapter: presentation competition event.