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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. He received his BEng (Hons) degree in electronic and electrical engineering as the top graduate of the year in 2011 and his PhD in electrical engineering (fully funded by National Grid) in 2015, both from the University of Strathclyde.

Dr Hong has successfully led/been involved with 27 research and KE projects, and secured over £4M as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I), among which he is the PI for 19 projects with total funding of £1.13M. 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.

Dr Hong received the Best Paper Award in the IEEE APAP conference in 2019. He played a leading role from Strathclyde in the execution of the EFCC project (£9.6M), which was shortlisted for the Best Innovation Award by Scottish Renewables and the Project Award by British Renewable Energy Awards in 2018. Dr Hong was also awarded the highly prestigious IET prize in 2011 for his outstanding academic performance and he was the recipient of the John Moyes Lessells Scholarship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013, which supported his visit to Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was also a senior visiting scholar in Tsinghua University between 2018-2019 in China.

Dr Hong has strong engagement with professional organisations, and has been an invited speaker for 15 conferences, seminars and prestigious universities, a member of 14 technical committees/working groups for 5 leading organisations, and the chair or main organiser for 11 international/national prestigious events. Notably, he is a member of IEEE Working Group (WG) P2004, IEEE Task Force on Cloud-Based Control and Co-Simulation of Multi-Party Resources in Energy Internet, and was the only UK Regular Member in the CIGRE WG B5.50. He is the UK representative in the International Executive Committee for CIGRE Next Generation Networks (NGN), and he also led the international NGN webinar preprogramme, where 13 events have been held in 2020-2021 by NGN groups from 8 countries.

Dr Hong is Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of IET.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Power system protection and control
  • Synchronous compensators
  • Application of novel power electronic devices (e.g. virtual synchronous machine) in power systems and their impact
  • Fast frequency response in low inertia system
  • Wide area monitoring and control using PMU data

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


  • Power system protection
  • artificial intelligence
  • model-based systems
  • knowledge-based systems
  • power system frequency response
  • adaptive load shedding


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