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Prof. C.C. Chan

The University of Hong Kong, China

Email: ccchan@eee.hku.hk


B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., HonDSc, HonDTech degrees. Honorary Professor of University of Hong Kong; Visiting Professor of MIT, University of Cambridge; Founding President of World Electric Vehicle Association; Senior Consultant to governments and industries; Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K., Chinese Academy of Engineering, IEEE, IET and HKIE. Recipient of IEE International Lecture Medal; Gold Medal of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers; Asia’s Best Technology Pioneers; “Father of Asian Electric Vehicles” by Magazine Global View; “Pitamaha (Grandfather) of Electric Vehicle Technology” in India; “Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award” by SAE


  1. Editor, “Electrical Machines” ,Chinese Industry Publisher Vol. 1: 1st edition, August 1960, Publication No. K15165.0079. Vol. 2: 1st edition, September 1962, Publication No. K15165.1732.
  2. Chief Editor (Wu Zhen-Chun, Yao Cheng-Shan, C.C. Chan): “Handbook of Mining Electrical Engineering”, Vol. 1 - Coal Industry Publisher, 1st edition, May 1960, Publication No. 15035.1165. Vol. 2 - Chinese Industry Publisher, 1st edition, September 1964, Publication No. K15165.2700. (Received Publisher’s Prize).
  3. Author of Chapter 3, 8 and 9, “Handbook of Electrical Engineering”,1st edition by Shanghai People's Publisher, September 1973. 2nd edition by Shanghai Science & Technology Publisher, April 1978, August 1990, June 1992, ISBN 7-5323-2116-9/TM-47. (First Group National Bestseller Award).
  4. Associate Editor of Chapter 8, “Power Electronics Technology and Applications 1993”, (Editor-in-Chief: Pierre A Thollot) IEEE Technology Updated Series, IEEE Technical Activities Board, 2003. ISBN 0-7803-08808-8.
  5. C.C. Chan and K.T. Chau, “Modern Electric Vehicle Technology”, Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN 019-850416-0.
  6. C C Chan and Y J Zhan : “Electric Vehicles - Green Transportation of the 21st Century”, National Key Books Series, Preface by National President, Tsing Hua University Press, June 2000 (in Chinese). ISBN 7-81029-938-7.
  7. C.C. Chan: “Electric Vehicles”, a Chapter in the theme of “Electrical Engineering”, Encyclopedia of Life Support System (EOLSS), UNESCO, 2004.
  8. Academician, Prof. CC Chan’s Selected Works “Modern Electric Vehicles, Electric Drives and Power Electronics”, China Machine Press, September, 2005. ISBN 7-111-17119.
  9. C.C. Chan and W.S. Leung: “Axial Field Shaded-Pole Hysteresis Motor”, UK Patent No. GB 2072451 (1981).
  10. C.C. Chan: “Ceiling Fan with Axial-Field Motor”, UK Patent No. 8040002 (1982).
  11. C.C. Chan and W.S. Leung: “A High-Frequency Axial-Field Inductor Alternator”, UK Patent No. GB 2100936 (1986).
  12. C.C. Chan: “Single-Phase Switched Reluctance Motor”, UK Patent No. GB 2157089 (1985).
  13. C.C. Chan: “Adjustable Flux Permanent Brushless DC Motor”, UK Patent No. GB 2284104 (1998).
  14. C.C. Chan: “A Permanent Magnet Brushless DC Motor”, UK Patent No. GB 2289991 (1998).
  15. C.C. Chan: “Improvement in a Permanent Magnet Hybrid Brushless DC Motor”, UK Patent No. GB 2291274 (1999).
  16. C.C. Chan: “Method for Battery Residual Capacity Estimation in Electric Vehicles”, UK Patent No. GB 0206316.2 (2003).
  17. C.C. Chan: “Electric Vehicle Battery Residual Capacity Estimation Method”, China Invention Patent No. 0214428.1 (2005).
  18. W.S. Leung and C.C. Chan: “A New Design Approach for Axial-Field Electrical Machines”, IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus and Systems, Vol. PAS-99, No. 4, July/August 1980, pp. 1679-1685.
  19. C.C. Chan: “Automatic Control of Mining Hoist System - Using Low Frequency Supply for Braking and Creeping”, Coal Industry, March 1965, pp. 7-20 (in Chinese).
  20. C.C. Chan: “Single-Phase Switched Reluctance Motors”, IEE Proceedings Part B, Vol. 134, No.1, January 1987, pp. 53-56.
  21. C.C. Chan: “Low-Cost Electronic Controlled Variable-Speed Reluctance Motor”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. IE-34, No. 1, February 1987, pp. 95-100.
  22. W.S. Leung and C.C. Chan: “Test Equipment for Induction Motors”, International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1987, pp. 57-64.