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Dr Wen Soong

Telephone +61 8 8313 4117
Position Head of School
Fax +61 8 8313 4360
Building Ingkarni Wardli
Floor/Room 3 22
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Biography/ Background

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Australia. My research interests include: high performance permanent magnet and reluctance electrical machines and drives, energy storage applications in power systems and condition monitoring of electrical machines.


  • Ph.D. University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (Sep. 1990 - Oct. 1993). Title : "Design and Modelling of Axially-Laminated Interior Permanent Magnet Motors for Field-Weakening Applications".
  • B.Eng. (Hons). University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia (Mar 1986 - Dec 1989). First class honours.

Academic Experience

  • School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia (1998 to present). Courses taught include : Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1A (1st year), Circuit Analysis (2nd year), Project Management and Systems Engineering (3rd year), Electrical Energy Systems (3rd year), Power Electronics (4th year), Power Quality and Condition Monitoring (4th year)

Industrial Experience

  • General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center, Schenectady, New York, United States (Dec 1993 to Jun 1998). Staff engineer in the Power Controls Program.
  • AWA Defence Industries Pty. Ltd., DSTO, Adelaide, Australia. (Jan. 1990 - Aug. 1990), radio-frequency test engineer. Testing of military related communications equipment and design and development of test equipment.

Research Interests

  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Electronics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Condition Monitoring of Induction Machines

I have created a set of information sheets called "Power Engineering Briefing Notes" PEBN which presently cover a range of topics regarding testing electrical machines and doing a PhD. These are available at


For a full listing of my publications please see:


Entry last updated: Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017

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