Wah Hoon Siew, SMIEEE; MIEE; C.Eng


  • United Kingdom

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Research Interests

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility with emphasis on transients emissions and immunity arising from switching; lightning; electromagnetic pulse; electrostatic discharges; and system harmonics.
  • Lightning Protection for aircraft and grounded structures, including wind turbines and large solar photovoltaic systems.
  • Cable diagnostics including partial discharge and cable fault location.
  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Photovoltaic

Personal Statement

I am a professional engineer (registered in the UK) with more than 30 years of teaching, research and consultancy experience in Electronic & Electrical Engineering.  During this period, I have worked with UK and overseas organisations on various projects related to lightning protection; large systems electromagnetic compatibility; and electrical plant monitoring and diagnostics.  I am also very active in the activities of CIGRE and was the Convener of C4.208 and C4.30

Teaching Interests

I have taught electromagnetics at level 3 of a 4 level degree programme.

I have also taught power systems electromagnetic compatibility at level 5 of a 5-year degree programme and at MSc level.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Business Administration, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

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Projects 2009 2020

Lightning protection of wind turbines

Siew, W. H.


Project: Research

Partial discharge in HVDC cables

Siew, W. H.

Scottish Power UK PLC


Project: Research - Studentship

Research Output 2001 2019

18 Downloads (Pure)

A convolutional neural network based deep learning methodology for recognition of partial discharge patterns from high voltage cables

Peng, X., Yang, F., Wang, G., Wu, Y., Lee, L., Li, Z., Ahmed Bhatti, A., Zhou, C., Hepburn, D. M., Reid, A. J., Judd, M. & Siew, W. H., 1 Aug 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. 34, 4, p. 1460-1469 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Partial discharges
Neural networks
Electric potential
Pattern recognition
2 Downloads (Pure)

Ageing indices and energy delivery for polymers undergoing PD activity under combined AC and DC stress

Zhao, W., Siew, W. H., Given, M. J., Li, Q. & He, J., 15 Dec 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 26, 6, p. 1903-1910 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Aging of materials
Partial discharges
Dielectric spectroscopy
Dipole moment


Electrically-induced degradation of polyester films for photovoltaic devices

Author: Tang, R., 1 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Liggat, J. (Supervisor) & Siew, W. H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Grounding grid design for high voltage substations : an assessment of effectiveness for lightning currents

Author: Farhan Bin Hanaffi, F., 1 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Siew, W. H. (Supervisor) & Timoshkin, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Lightning protection
Wind turbines
Turbomachine blades

CIGRE Technical Committee Award 2014

Wah Hoon Siew (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2001 2019


Wah Hoon Siew (Organiser)
2019 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia