Academic Profile : Faculty

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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)
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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 120 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals and international conferences. He has served as a PI for research grants with amount exceeding SGD 8 millions (~USD 5.9 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.


Should you want to find our more information of his research, please feel free to access:


• 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 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
  • Next-Generation Motor Cooling System with Self-Circulating Mechanism
  • 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
  • Project 3 - Magnetic Soft Grippers
  • Ultra-Lightweight Integrated Servo Motor Fabricated By Additive Manufacturing Method
2022 - Early Career Teaching Excellent Award
2021 - MDPI Energies Young Investigator Award
2020 - Nanyang Assistant Professorship
2017 - Springer Theses Award (2018); Li Ka Shing Prize
Fellowships & Other Recognition
2020 - NRF Fellowship
2016 - Croucher Fellowship
Courses Taught
EE3015 - Power Systems and Conversion
EE6503 - Modern Electrical Drives
Supervision of PhD Students
Wei Liu (2021) - Design, analysis and application of smart wireless power transfer
Libing Cao (2020) - Design, analysis and application of advanced hybrid-excited brushless double salient machines