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Dr. Xudan Liu

Electrification for a carbon-neutral future

“In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.” - Louis Pasteur
Dr. Xudan Liu

I am a senior expert for power electronics at Bosch Research and Technology Center in China. My research focuses on power conversion technology in different application fields, especially in electrified mobility. In the past three years, my team and I have mainly worked on key electronic components in the fuel cell electric vehicle, such as the motor controller for 120,000 RPM high speed electric air compressor system and the high voltage high power DC/DC converter.

Curriculum vitae

  1. Research scientist, project and team leader for power electronics, Bosch Research and Technology Center in China
  2. PhD and postdoctoral researcher in power electronics, University of Magdeburg, Germany
  3. Master in power electronics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Selected publications

  • Publications

    X. Liu et al. (2018)

    Control of VSC-HVDC Connected Offshore Windfarms for Providing Synthetic Inertia
    • X. Liu and A. Lindemann
    • IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, Volume: 6, Issue: 3, 1407-1417
  • Publications

    X. Liu et al. (2014)

    Theoretical and experimental comparison of different control strategies for modular multilevel converters
    • X. Liu, A. Lindemann, and H. Amiri
    • 2014 IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)
  • Publications

    X .Liu et al. (2015)

    Coordinated control of VSC-HVDC connected offshore windfarms for enhanced ability of providing synthetic inertia
    • X. Liu and A. Lindemann
    • 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG)
  • Publications

    X. Liu et al. (2014)

    A Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of N+1 and 2N+1 Phase-Shifted Carrier-Based PWM Strategies in Modular Multilevel Converters
    • X. Liu, A. Lindemann, and H. Amiri
    • 2014 PCIM Europe

Interview with Dr. Xudan Liu

Dr. Xudan Liu

Senior expert power electronics

Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.

What fascinates me most about research is that I can always explore new things and meet new challenges. The ever increasing demand for a high efficiency, high performance but low cost power conversion system poses great challenges for the researchers, and breakthrough solutions can only be found if we can think outside the box and continuously explore new things.

What makes research done at Bosch so special?

The international and multidisciplinary setup at Bosch Research gives us the ability to identify the critical research topics worldwide and bring the power of different expertise together to create innovations efficiently. Moreover, Bosch Research also builds a clear bridge between research and commercialization, thus launching our innovations on the market in time to improve our daily life.

What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?

My team and I are currently working on designing and optimizing power electronic converters in different application fields such as two-wheeler, micro-mobility, electric vehicle and fuel cell electric vehicle.

What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?

One of the biggest scientific challenges in my field of research is how to make power converter design with good tradeoffs among various KPIs such as efficiency, power density and cost. This will call for close collaboration among multidisciplinary experts. A multi-objective optimized design can only be achieved if we bring the expertise of different competences together.

How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?

The electrification of mobility plays an important role in tackling climate change and achieving carbon neutrality. Our research focus on the core power conversion technology in electrified mobility, and the results are helpful to lead us to a carbon-neutral future after commercialization through close collaboration with Bosch business units.

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Dr. Xudan Liu
Senior expert power electronics