Dr Chunjiang Jia is the Senior Research Engineer on power conversion in the Applied Research Team and focusing on power conversion reliability in offshore renewable energy industry.
Chunjiang has over 10 years of experience in power electronics design and reliability analysis. Since joining ORE Catapult in 2015, Chunjiang has taken part in a series of high impact research projects to improve the converter reliability, such as RiaSoR (Reliability in a Sea of Risk, funded by OCEANERA-NET), OPTIMUS (EU funded FP7 project), RECODE, Anemoi, TotalControl. He has also taken part in projects to optimise the control of power converter, such as eGrid (Electrical Power Grid Emulator), MaRINET2, CAPOW.
Before joining ORE Catapult, Chunjiang had spent more than four years at Siemens Gamesa wind power in wind turbine converter design as a development engineer, covering component validation, converter thermal validation, harmonic evaluation, control improvement, etc.
Chunjiang also had number of years of post doctorate research experience as a research associate in converter design for extreme cold environment at the University of Manchester. Prior to this, Chunjiang received his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, investigating the performance of power conversion circuit at cryogenic temperatures.
Chunjiang has published 10 conference and journal papers and hold one international patent on wind turbine electrical system area. He is also member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.