Dr Chun Sing Lai is a Lecturer, Module Leader for EE1618 Devices and Circuits, taught at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunication (CQUPT) and Course Director for MSc Electric Vehicle Systems. He is an academic member of the Transnational Education (TNE) CQUPT programme for BEng Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is a member of Brunel Interdisciplinary Power Systems (BIPS) Research Centre. His current interests are in power system optimisation, energy system modeling, data analytics, electric vehicle systems, hybrid powertrains optimisation, and energy economics for renewable energy and storage systems.
From 2018 to 2020, Dr Lai was an EPSRC Research Fellow with the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Leeds as the lead researcher for EP/P022049/1: Generation Integrated Energy Storage - A Paradigm Shift. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds and Visiting Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Automation, Guangdong University of Technology, China.
He is Vice-Chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Publications Committee. Since 2022, Dr Lai is Associate Vice President, Systems Science and Engineering of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (IEEE/SMCS). He is a Co-Chair of Intelligent Power And Energy Systems Technical Committee of IEEE SMC Society. Since 2020, Dr Lai is Vice-counsellor for Brunel University London IEEE Student Branch. He is a Member of Early Career Researchers Committee of EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage Network+.
He organised the workshop on Smart Grid and Smart City, IEEE SMC 2017 in Canada and a workshop on Blockchain for Smart Grid, IEEE SMC 2018 in Japan. He was a Publications Co-Chair for IEEE International Smart Cities Conference ISC2 (2020 and 2021). Dr Lai is a Technical Programme Chair for IEEE ISC2 2022 and Publications Co-Chair for 2022 the 12th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES 2022).
He has successfully secured funding to lead Standards-Related Activities in 2022-23 from IEEE Technical Activities Board Committee on Standards (TAB CoS). He is a recipient of the IET International Travel Award and Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE SMC Society for "meritorious and significant service to IEEE SMC Society technical activities and standards development" in 2022.
Dr Lai is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (IF: 11.471), IET Energy Conversion and Economics and Frontiers in Energy Research (Smart Grids) (IF: 3.858). He is an Editorial Board member for Sensors (Industrial Sensors, IF: 3.847), Topics Board member for Electronics, and Reviewer Board member for Applied Sciences, as well as Guest Editor for several IEEE and MDPI journals such as Sensors: "Internet of Things and Sensors in Smart Battery and Energy Storage Management Systems" (deadline: 31 March 2023); Applied Sciences: "Electrification of Smart Cities" (deadline: 31 Jan 23); Electronics: "Memristive Devices and Systems: Modelling, Properties & Applications" (deadline: 01 Oct 22); IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics: “Smart Home Energy Management based on Consumer Electronics” (deadline: 01 Jan 2023). He is a Topic Editor for MDPI: "Enabling Computing Techniques for Wide-Area Power System Applications" (deadline: 30 April 2023).
Dr Lai has co-authored two books "Smart Grids and Big Data Analytics for Smart Cities", Springer, 2021 and "Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in a Smart City", Wiley, 2023. He is a book editor for "Electrification of Smart Cities", Electronics 2022. He is a Member and Contributor to IEEE Task Force on Enabling Paradigms for High-performance Computing in Wide Area Monitoring Protective and Control Systems. He has contributed to four journal papers that appear on Web of Science as Highly Cited Papers with three as the lead author. He is recognised as the top 2% of world active scientists by survey conducted by Stanford University.
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Advance HE, 2022
- Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, 2021
- DPhil Engineering Science, thesis title: "Hybridisation of high penetration photovoltaic, anaerobic digestion biogas power plant and electrical energy storage", University of Oxford, 2019
- BEng (First Class Honours) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Brunel University London, 2013
Course Director, MSc Electric Vehicle Systems
Module Leader, EE1618 Devices and Circuits
Module Leader, EE5631/EE5663 Advanced Vehicular Systems Technology
Newest selected publications
Liu, Z., Huang, W., Liu, S., Wu, X., Lai, CS. and Yang, Y. (2023) 'An Improved Hydraulic Energy Storage Wave Power-Generation System Based on QPR Control'. Energies, 16 (2). pp. 1 - 18.Open Access Link
He, Y., Guo, S., Wang, Y., Zhao, Y., Zhu, W., Xu, F., (2022) 'An agent-based bidding simulation framework to recognize monopoly behavior in power markets'. Energies, 16 (1). pp. 1 - 19.Open Access Linket al.
Lai, CS., Zissis, G. and Lai, LL. (2022) 'Guest Editorial for Special Issue on Smart Buildings for Smart Cities'. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 0 (in press). pp. 4 - 5. ISSN: 0093-9994 Open Access Link
Li, A., Yuen, ACY., Wang, W., Weng, J., Lai, CS., Kook, S. and (2022) 'Thermal Propagation Modelling of Abnormal Heat Generation in Various Battery Cell Locations'. Batteries, 8 (11). pp. 1 - 13.Open Access Linket al.
Dong, Z., Ji, X., Lai, CS. and Qi, D. (2022) 'Design and Implementation of a Flexible Neuromorphic Computing System for Affective Communication via Memristive Circuits'. IEEE Communications Magazine, 0 (in press). pp. 74 - 80. ISSN: 0163-6804 Open Access Link