Academic Profile

Dr. Lee received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering with 1st Class Honors at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2009. He then served as an Instructor in a local school for two years. He obtained his Ph.D. in his alma mater with the Best Thesis Award in 2016. Subsequently, he has been awarded a Croucher Fellowship to further his research interests as a Postdoc Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has joined Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor in October 2018 and later as a Nanyang Assistant Professor ( He is selected as a prestigious Singapore NRF Fellow, Class 2020 ( 


Dr. Lee is an expert in electric motors and drives, renewable energies and electromechanical propulsion systems. In these fields, he has published 1 book, 3 book chapters, 3 patents and over 80 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals and international conferences. He has served as a PI for research grants with amount exceeding SGD 5.8 millions (~USD 4.3 millions).  His research has been highlighted by NRF as a feature story:


Dr. Lee is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT and Honorary Assistant Professor at HKU. He is a IEEE Senior Member, a Chartered Engineer, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, a member of Editorial Board for IEEE Access and IET Renewable Power Generation.


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Asst Prof Christopher H. T. Lee
Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF), School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
NRF Fellow, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

• Electric motors and drives
• Renewable energies
• Electric vehicles
• Electric aircraft
• Robotics
• Wind turbine

I am also looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow with experiences in electric motor and drives. Fresh Ph.D. graduates or Ph.D. candidates who are close to completion are both welcome.
  • Design and Reinforcement Security on Smart Grids Against Cyber-Physical Attack

  • Development of Electric Motor Drives with Direct-drive Features for Automated Ground Vehicles

  • Development of High-performance Vernier Permanent-magnet Motor Drives for Electric Vehicles

  • Development of Novel Electric Machine Systems with Gearless Structure for Emerging Applications

  • Development of Novel Gearless Electric Machines for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Neural Network Control with Machine Learning Algorithm for Electric Motor Drive in Emerging Applications

  • Novel High-Performance Electric Motor Drives with Multiple Degree-of-Freedom for Robotic Applications

  • P2 Novel Actuators for Robotic Applications

  • P2.3 Magnetic-geared Motor for Robotic Applications including Drivetrain for AMR