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Department of Engineering

Dr Teng Long


Teng Long

University Lecturer in Power Electronics

Academic Division: Electrical Engineering

Telephone: +44 1223 7 48316


Personal website


Research interests

EPSRC PhD Studentship available starting Oct 2020 (full scholarship for Home students and fees only for EU students). Deadline: 20 Mar 2020.

Applications made via University Graduate Admissions website, if any query, contact me. 

Power Electronics, Power Conversion Systems, More Electric Vehicles (cars, trains, ships, aircraft), Electrical Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Smart Grids

Research Grants: 

2018-2020 UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC): New Investigator Award, ’Enhancement of Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) for Wireless EV Charging’(EP/R036799/1), Principal Investigator, £261,765

2018-2020 Innovate UK: Innovation in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Systems R&D Grants, ’Universal modular Vehicleto-Grid bi-directional on-board charger with SiC technologies’(RG93591), Principal Investigator (Academic), £264,716

2018-2020 Industrial sponsorship from the SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre Ltd, ’Next generation power electronics technologies in EVs’(RG96662), Principal Investigator, £294,620

2018-2019 Industrial sponsorship from the Wuxi Silent Electric System Technology Ltd, ’Supercapacitor based energy storage in electric systems for ships’ (RG95400), Principal Investigator, £55,579

2019 EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Internal Grant, ’A low cost high performance solar inverter for Tanzania’(G100049), Principal Investigator, £80,000

2017-2018 EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Internal Grant, ’A low cost high performance solar inverter’(RG92550), Principal Investigator, £26,370

2017-2018 Issca Newton Trust, ’Intelligent Transformers for Future Internet of Energy’ (RG74916), Principal Investigator, £25,000

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Other positions

Fellow of Peterhouse

Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with Engineering Council U.K.


PhD, University of Cambridge, 2013

BEng (1st Hon), University of Birmingham, 2009

BEng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2009

Dr Teng Long has been appointed Lecturer at the University of Cambridge in 2016. He established the Applied Power Electronics Laboratory (The Long Group) in the Department of Engineering and he is currently leading a research team comprised of four Postdoctoral Research Associates and six PhD students. His research portfolio covers from power electronic device characterisation to power converters to drive and power systems, mainly for transport electrification and renewable energy applications. Since his current Lectureship, Dr Long has been awarded more than £1.2 million research grants as the Principal Investigating, including the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) New Investigator Award on wireless EV charging and the Innovate UK Faraday Challenge Award on the on-board charger for EVs. Dr Long has built strong connections with industrial partners including the Shanghai Automotive Industrial Cooperation (SAIC Motor), Dynex Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, CRRC and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and Huawei Technologies. Nearly half of Dr Long’s current research grants are funded by industrial sponsors.

Prior to joining Cambridge, he has worked for General Electric (GE) where he has led or played an important role in many rewarding projects such as the first transformer-less all electric oil-platform supply vessel, the first large scale all electric warship (Type 45 Destroyer), the first electromagnetic aircraft catapult demonstrator, and the first large scale diesel/electric hybrid vessel (Tide-class tanker).

To date, Dr Long has more than 40 academic papers published at international journals and he is the inventor of four international patents. Dr Long received the B.Eng. from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, the first class B.Eng. (Hons.) from the University of Birmingham, UK in 2009, and the Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2013. Dr Long is a Chartered Engineer registered with Engineering Council in the UK.

Department role and responsibilities

Undergraduate Teaching: 

Lecture Leader: 3B3 Switch-Mode Electronics, Engineering Tripos IIA

Lecturer: 3B4 Electric Drive Systems, Engineering Tripos IIA

Project Leader: GB2 Electric Power, Engineering Tripos IIA