Dr Bing Ji

Lecturer of Electrical Engineering

School/Department: Engineering, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2314


Address: Deputy Head of Green Energy and Transportation (Great) Group


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Dr. Bing Ji is currently the Lecturer of Electrical Engineering and Deputy Head of the Green Energy and Transportation (Great) Group. His passion for shaping a sustainable future led him to become the founding Director of the Centre of Intelligent Semiconductors and Electric Propulsion Research (CISEPR). He has co-authored 50+ journal papers, 30+ conference papers, 2 book chapters, and 2 patents. He also holds the following positions.


Royal Academy of Engineering Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, 'Self-Monitoring and Resilient Control for Electrified Powertrain (SMaRtEP)', 2023-2024, PI.

EU H2020-MSCA-RISE, 'Development of high reliability motor drives for next generation propulsion applications (DORNA)', 2021-2025, PI to Leicester.

EU H2020-ICT, 'Bring reinforcement-learning into radio light network for massive connections', 2021-2023. Co-I.

EPSRC FEASIBILITY study, ‘Multi-physics sensor fusion for power electronic converter prognostics,’ 2018, PI to Leicester.

Industry Fund, 'The real-time condition monitoring for grid applications', 2019, PI.

Henry Lester Trust, 'Active Gate Driver and Switching Characterisation for High Power IGBT Modules', 2018, PI.

Innovate UK, ‘Direct State of Health Measurement for power devices (DiSoHM)’, 2014, Co-I.


Please refer to my Google Scholar (Citations: 2243; h-index: 21; i10 index: 29 as for 5/1/2024) for the most up-to-date publication list of mine.

  1. Y. Zhao, Z. Wang, D. Luo, C. Chen, B. Ji and G. Li, "Multi-timescale Thermal Network Model of Power Devices Based on POD Algorithm" in IEEE Trans. Power Electron, in press. doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2023.3340675. Impact Factor = 6.7
  2. Z. Wang, S. Dai, Y. Zhao, G Li, B. Ji, V. Pickert, B. Gu, S. Ding, “Current imbalance analysis of multichip influenced by parasitic inductance within PP-IEGT,” Microelectronics Reliability, Volume 152, 2024, 115275, ISSN 0026-2714. Impact Factor = 1.6
  3. W. Zhang, L. Qi, B. Ji, X. Zhang and X. Cui, "In Situ Diagnosis of Multisite Wire Bonding Failures for Multichip IGBT Power Modules Based on Crosstalk Voltage," in IEEE Trans. Comp, Pack and Manufact Tech, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 935-944, July 2023. Impact Factor = 2.2
  4. Zhang, W., Qi, L., Zhang, X., Ji, B., Cui, X.: A novel integrated monitoring method for MPPF capacitor and IGBT junction temperature of half-bridge modules. IET Power Electron. 16, 2034–2044 (2023). Impact Factor = 2.0
  5. W. Zhang, K. Tan, B. Ji, L. Qi, X. Cui, X. Zhang, L. Du, “In Situ Diagnosis of Multichip IGBT Module Wire Bonding Faults Based on Collector Voltage Undershoot,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electro., vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 3045–3054, 2022, Impact Factor = 8.236
  6. K. Tan, B. Ji, J. Wang, W. Deng, D. Li, Z. Wang, Z. Liu, W. Cao, “Evaluation of the turn-off transient controllability for high-power IGBT modules,” IET Power Electron. 00, 1– 13 (2022). Impact Factor = 2.641
  7. C. Li, K. Tan, B. Ji, Z. Wang, S. Ding, P. Lefley, “A four-step control for IGBT switching improvement using an active voltage gate driver,” IET Power Electron. 1– 10 (2022). Impact Factor = 2.112
  8. H. Yu, J. Wang, S. Liang, D.Gao, H. Liu, B. Ji, Z. Shen, “1.2-kV SiC Planar Split-Gate MOSFET With Source Field Plate for Superior Figure-of-merits,” IET Power Electron. 00, 1– 9 (2022). Impact Factor = 2.112
  9. W. Zhang, L. Qi, K. Tan, B. Ji, W. Chai, X. Cui, and X. Zhang, “IGBT Junction Temperature Estimation Using a Dynamic TSEP Independent of Wire Bonding Faults,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., in press, Impact Factor = 6.153
  10. W. Zhang, L. Qi, X. Zhang, B. Ji, X. Cui, “A Novel Integrated Monitoring Method for MPPF Capacitor and IGBT Junction Temperature of Half-Bridge Modules,” IET Power Electron. in press, Impact Factor = 2.112


Please apply for the PhD scholarship for 2024 September start by the 7 January 2024.

Candidates are welcome to apply for studying PhD degree under my supervision on the following research topics:

Power Electronics Reliability (PER):

Prognosis and health monitoring (PHM), Intelligent Power Module (IPM), Active Gate Drivers (AGD), Packaging, Sensing and Qualification.

Green Energy and e-Transportation (Great):

Switching-Mode PWM and Resonant DC/DC Power Converters, Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), Battery Management System (BMS), thermal management.

Past PhDs

  • Dr K. Tan, thesis on 'Active gate driver and switching characterisation for high-power IGBT modules', now an assistant professor with Anhui University.
  • Dr B.P. Alalibo, thesis on 'Condition Monitoring and Fault Detection for Electrical Machines using Advanced Sensing Techniques', now an R&D engineer with Mott MacDonald.
  • Dr J. Wei, thesis on 'Hybrid Power Switches for Electric Vehicle Applications', now an R&D engineer with Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.

Current PhD students

  • Miss H. Chen
  • Mr S. Ding
  • Mr Z. Li
  • Mr G. Xia
  • Mr P. Yu
  • Mr C. U. Osuji


EG 1201 Electrical and Electronics Engineering
EG 3211 Power Electronics
EG 2004 Engineering Experimentation and Analysis
EG 2005 Engineering Design
EG 3005 Third Year Project
EG 4006 Fourth Year Project
EG 7020 MSc Project

Press and media

My research work on 'Smart power electronics for drones' was reported by East Midlands Business - September 2022.

My research work on the 'Control and design optimisation of Press-pack IGBTs' teamed up with China and UK institutes and China Southern State Power Grid Company was reported by IET Partner News Magazine, Page 21, Issue 37 - Autumn 2018.

My research work to enable power electronics company to improve a condition monitoring system was reported by TheJournal, 2020 Vision - June 2014:

I regularly send news about public engagement and external impact to School Media for publicity which can be found on SoE’s LinkedIn and Twitter account.



  • Chair of 4th International Symposium on Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering (ISEEIE 2024)
  • Editor-at-Large of IET Power Electronics
  • Deputy Editor of IET Electrical Systems in Transportation
  • Associate Editor of Proceedings of the Royal Society A
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Electronics (specialty section of Industrial Electronics)
  • Guest Editor - Special Issues on "WBG Semiconductor Power Electronics for Industrial and Automotive Applications" in IET Power Electronics
  • Guest Editor - Special Issue on "Design and Applications of Wide Bandgap Devices for Power Electronics" in Journal of Power and Energy Engineering
  • Technical Programme Committees (TPC) for 9th, 10th,11th, 12th, and 13th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems (CIPS)
  • Technical Programme Committees (TPC) for the 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, and 33rd European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis (ESREF)

Chair of IEEE Power electronics society (PELS) UK&I PELS chapter (PEL35)

UoL's Champion of the Midlands Innovation (MI) Transport Group


Please refer to my Google Scholar (Citations: 2243; h-index: 21; i10 index: 29 as for 5/1/2024) for the most up-to-date publication list of mine.

He is the TPC (Technical Programme Committees ) member for

  • International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems (CIPS), 2016 - present
  • European Symposium on Reliability of Electron Devices, Failure Physics and Analysis (ESREF), 2018 - present
  • International Symposium on Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering (ISEEIE) 2020 - present
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