Researcher

Mr Hua Chai

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Electrical Engineering, Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells), Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power), Higher Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development

Biography

Hua Chai received his Dual Bachelor's Degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Project Management from North China Electric Power University, China, in 2014. He received his Master's degree (Research) in Electrical Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2019. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Energy Systems reseach group, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW. His research interests...view more

Hua Chai received his Dual Bachelor's Degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Project Management from North China Electric Power University, China, in 2014. He received his Master's degree (Research) in Electrical Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2019. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Energy Systems reseach group, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW. His research interests include power engineering education, curriculum design and development, condition monitoring of power system equipment.

Hua's Ph.D. research topic focuses on engineering education in energy systems. As a major goal of his research, a refined curriculum framework for electrical power engineering programs will be designed and developed, which allows the graduates to be highly employable and job-ready in the energy sector. Hua is one of first Engineering Education Ph.D. scholars in UNSW Engineering. The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications is known for creating innovative teaching and learning strategies with many academics winning UNSW teaching excellence awards and AAUT awards. The School has now become the pioneer in introducing Engineering Education Ph.D. programs.

 

My Qualifications

Master of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2018-2019

Graduate Certificate in Energy Systems, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2017-2018

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Automation, North China Electrical Power University, China, 2010-2014

Bachelor of Management, Project Management, North China Electrical Power University, China, 2010-2014

 

My Awards

Faculty of Engineering Students' Choice Teaching Award, University of New South Wales, 2021

Development and Research Training Grant, University of New South Wales, 2021

International Conference Travel Funding, University of New South Wales, 2021

Best Video AwardIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2021

Outstanding Paper AwardInternational Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education (IEEE TALE conference), 2020

Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship, Australian Government (Department of Education, Skills and Employment), 2020

 

My Teaching

I have extensive experience in tutoring/mentoring/marking/lab demonstration in the following courses:

  • ELEC 1111 Electrical Circuit Fundamentals (Undergraduate)

  • ELEC 3111 Distributed Energy Generation (Undergraduate)

  • ELEC 4611 Power System Equipment (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 4612 Power System Analysis (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 4613 Electrical Drive System (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 4614 Power Electronics (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 4617 Power System Protection (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 9713 Industrial and Commercial Power System (Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 9716 Electrical Safety (Postgraduate)

  • ELEC 9123 Design Proficiency (Postgraduate)

 

My Supervision

Undergraduate Thesis (Joint supervision): The impact of national energy policy on higher education curriculum and energy industry, 2022-2023

Masters Thesis (Joint supervision): Implementation of online virtual laboratory in electric power engineering program, 2020-2021

Masters Thesis (Joint supervision): Statistical analysis in engineering education research-A case study in a fourth year power engineering course, 2021-2022

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Location

Room 402, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications