IES Seminar Series - Prof. Ying Xin


Alrick Building, Classroom 10


Friday, February 26, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00

Main Speaker: Prof. Ying Xin

Affiliation: Tianjin University, China

Title: New Technologies for a Saturated Iron-core Superconducting Fault Current Limiter

Talk Outline

  • Brief introduction to Tianjin University
  • Principle of a saturated iron-core superconducting fault current limiter (SISFCL)
  • New technologies developed on SISFCL
  • Optimization in designing an SISFCL
  • Grid deployment of SISFCLs
  • Summary


Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation; Director, Research Center for Applied Superconductivity

Previous Positions

  • General Manager, Innopower Superconductor Cable Co., Ltd., China (2001-2013)
  • Senior Researcher and Lead Scientist, Midwest Superconductivity Inc., USA (1991-1999)


B.S., Tianjin University, China, 1983; Ph.D., University of Arkansas, USA, 1991

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Power applications of superconductivity, HTS cable, FCL, and SMES
  • HTS materials (bulk, 1G and 2G wire) and applications (magnetic shield, current leads, and TEP chips)


More than 100 scientific papers in the field of superconductivity; A book titled Superconducting Power Cable (in Chinese)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Member of IEEE, Member of CIGRE D1 WG38, Member of IEC TC90 WG5 and WG13
  • Member of several Chinese national scientific and technological committees


  • First prize of China Electric Power Science and Technology Award (2007)
  • First prize of China National Energy Advancement Award (2011)

Service to Superconductivity Conferences

  • Program committee of ASC 2004
  • Program committee of EUCAS 2011 and 2015
  • Co-chair of IEEE ASEMD 2009, 2011, and 2013, Program committee chair, 2015

Service to Superconductivity Journals

  • Executive editorial board member for SUST
  • Editorial board member for Cryogenics and Superconductivity (Chinese Journal)

Brief additional remarks

Dr. Ying Xin did intensive work on new material synthesis and characterization, HTS bulk, 1G, and 2G wires from 1987 to 1999.  He was the team leader of a 35kV/121MVA HTS cable, a 35kV/90MVA FCL, and a 220kV/300MVA FCL projects at Innopower during 2001-2012.  He is the inventor of more than 30 patents in the fields of HTS materials and applied superconductivity.

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Prof. Ying Xin - Tianjin University, China
Prof. Ying Xin - Tianjin University, China
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