### Research Associate

### M.Sc. Wei Tian

Technical University of Munich

Chair of High-Power Converter Systems (Prof. Heldwein)

###### Postal address

Postal:

Arcisstr. 21

80333 München

- Phone: (work pref) +49 (89) 289 - 28426
- Room: 0509.Z1.905
- wei.tian@tum.de

### Research Interests

- Model predictive control of electrical drives
- Model predictive control of modular multilevel converters
- Control of modular multilevel converter for variable speed drives
- Sensorless control of permanent magnet linear motor

### Publications

**W. Tian**, P. Shen, G. M. de Sousa, R. Kennel and M. L. Heldwein, "Voltage Sensor Reduction Method for Modular Multilevel Converters Based on a Simple Voltage Reconstruction Approach,"*2023 IEEE 8th Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)*, Florianopolis, Brazil, 2023, pp. 1-7,**DOI**: 10.1109/SPEC56436.2023.10408495.

- X. Gao,
**W. Tian**, Q. Yang, N. Chai, J. Rodriguez, R. Kennel and M. Heldwein, "Model Predictive Control of a Modular Multilevel Converter Considering Control Input Constraints," in*IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*,**DOI**: 10.1109/TPEL.2023.3318320 .

- S. Zhang, K. Liu, J. Zhao,
**W. Tian**, C. Jin, R. Kennel, M. Heldwein, "Boundaries Extension of Stability Region and z-Domain Controller Implementation for Grid-Forming Converters," in*IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics*, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 425-436, April 2024,**DOI**: 10.1109/JESTIE.2023.3319251 .

**W. Tian**, Q. Yang, X. Gao, P. Karamanakos, X. Yin, R. Kennel and M. Heldwein, "Fast Indirect Model Predictive Control for Variable Speed Drives," in*IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 14475-14491, Nov. 2023,**DOI**: 10.1109/TPEL.2023.3307773.

- X. Li,
**W. Tian**, Q. Yang, P. Karamanakos and R. Kennel, "Augmented Multistep Finite-Control-Set Model Predictive Control for Induction Motor Drive System," in*IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 13842-13854, Nov. 2023,**DOI**: 10.1109/TPEL.2023.3304950.

- Q. Yang, P. Karamanakos, E. Liegmann,
**W. Tian**, T. Geyer, R. Kennel and M. Heldwein, "A Fixed Switching Frequency Direct Model Predictive Control for Neutral-Point-Clamped Three-Level Inverters with Induction Machines," in*IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 13703-13716, Nov. 2023,**DOI**: 10.1109/TPEL.2023.3300098.

- A. E. Hafni,
**W. Tian**, R. Kennel and M. L. Heldwein, "Modelling, Control and Position Estimation for Linear Permanent Magnet Actuators,"*2023 14th International Symposium on Linear Drivers for Industry Applications (LDIA)*, Hannover, Germany, 2023, pp. 1-5,**DOI**: 10.1109/LDIA59564.2023.10297475.

- X. Gao, Y. Pang,
**W. Tian**, D. Kong, J. Rodriguez and R. Kennel, "Model-Free Predictive Current Control of PMSM Drives Using Recursive Least Squares Algorithm,"*2023 IEEE International Conference on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE)*, Wuhan, China, 2023, pp. 1-6,**DOI**: 10.1109/PRECEDE57319.2023.10174599. (**PRECEDE 2023 Best Paper Award**)

- I. Harbi, J. Rodriguez, A. Poorfakhraei, H. Vahedi, M. Guse, M. Trabelsi, M. Abdelrahem, M. Ahmed, M. Fahad, C. Lin, T. Wijekoon,
**W. Tian**, M. Heldwein and R. Kennel, "Common DC-Link Multilevel Converters: Topologies, Control and Industrial Applications," in*IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics*, vol. 4, pp. 512-538, 2023,**DOI**: 10.1109/OJPEL.2023.3291662.

- H. Xie,
**W. Tian**, X. Gao, F. Wang, J. Rodríguez and R. Kennel, "An Ensemble Regulation Principle for Multi-Objective Finite Control Set Model Predictive Control of Induction Machine Drives," in*IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 3069-3083, March 2023,**DOI**: 10.1109/TPEL.2022.3220289.

- Q. Duan,
**W. Tian**,*IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics*, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 6182-6195, April 2023,**DOI**: 10.1109/TII.2022.3207773.

- X. Liu, J. Wang, X. Gao,
**W. Tian**, L. Zhou and R. Kennel, "Robust Predictive Speed Control of SPMSM Drives With Algebraically Designed Weighting Factors," in*IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 37, no. 12, pp. 14434-14446, Dec. 2022,**DOI**: 10.1109/TPEL.2022.3198748.

- X. Gao, Y. Pang, J. Xia, N. Chai,
**W. Tian**, J. Rodriguez and R. Kennel, "Modulated Model Predictive Control of Modular Multilevel Converters Operating in a Wide Frequency Range," in*IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics*, 2022, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 4380-4391, May 2023,**DOI**: 10.1109/TIE.2022.3183354.

- X. Liu, J. Wang, X. Gao,
**W. Tian**, L. Zhou, J. Rodriguez and R. Kennel, "Continuous Control Set Predictive Speed Control of SPMSM Drives With Short Prediction Horizon," in*IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 37, no. 9, pp. 10166-10177, Sept. 2022,**DOI**: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3118270.

- Y. Wu, Z. Zhang, Q. Yang,
**W. Tian**, P. Karamanakos, M. L. Heldwein and R. Kennel, "A Direct Model Predictive Control Strategy with an Implicit Modulator for Six-Phase PMSMs," in*IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics*, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 1291-1304, April 2023,**DOI**: 10.1109/JESTPE.2022.3170847.

- N. Chai,
**W. Tian**, X. Gao, J. Rodriguez, M. L. Heldwein and R. Kennel, "Three-phase Model-based Predictive Control Methods with Reduced Calculation Burden for Modular Multilevel Converters," in*IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics*, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 7037-7048, Dec. 2022,**DOI**: 10.1109/JESTPE.2022.3170503.

- D. Kong, Z. Zhang, C. Liu,
**W. Tian**, X. Gao and R. Kennel, "Modulated Model Predictive Control of Power Electronics Transformer Based on Isolated Modular Multilevel Converter,"*2021 IEEE International Conference on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE)*, 2021, pp. 831-835,**DOI**: 10.1109/PRECEDE51386.2021.9680957.

- Q. Yang; P. Karamanakos;
**W.****Tian**; X. Gao; X. Li; T. Geyer; R. Kennel; "Computationally Efficient Fixed Switching Frequency Direct Model Predictive Control," in*IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 2761-2777, March 2022,**DOI**: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3114979.

- X. Li, Q. Yang,
**W. Tian**, P. Karamanakos and R. Kennel, "A Dual Reference Frame Multistep Direct Model Predictive Current Control with a Disturbance Observer for SPMSM Drives," in*IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics*, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 2857-2869, March 2022,**DOI**: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3118572.

- X. Gao,
**W. Tian**, Y. Pang and R. Kennel, "Model Predictive Control for Modular Multilevel Converters Operating at Wide Frequency Range with a Novel Cost Function," in*IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,*vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 5569-5580, June 2022,**DOI**: 10.1109/TIE.2021.3090705.

**W. Tian**, X. Gao, Y. Pang and R. Kennel, "Comparative Study of Model Predictive Control for Modular Multilevel Converters with Separate and Decoupled Circulating Current,"*2020 IEEE 9th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC2020-ECCE Asia)*, Nanjing, China, 2020, pp. 1017-1022.**DOI**: 10.1109/IPEMC-ECCEAsia48364.2020.9367674.

- X. Gao,
**W. Tian**, Q. Yang and R. Kennel, "Model Predictive Control for Modular Multilevel Converters based on a Box-constrained Quadratic Problem Solver,"*2020 IEEE 9th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC2020-ECCE Asia)*, Nanjing, China, 2020, pp. 3068-3072.**DOI**: 10.1109/IPEMC-ECCEAsia48364.2020.9368135.

- X. Li,
**W. Tian**, X. Gao, Q. Yang and R. Kennel, "A Generalized Observer-based Robust Predictive Current Control Strategy for PMSM Drive System," in*IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,*vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 1322-1332, Feb. 2022,**DOI**: 10.1109/TIE.2021.3062271.

**W. Tian**, Y. Pang, X. Gao, Q. Yang and R. Kennel, "Computationally Efficient Optimization Method for Model Predictive Pulse Pattern Control of Modular Multilevel Converters,"*2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Detroit, MI, USA, 2020, pp. 5723-5730.**DOI:**

**W. Tian**, Q. Yang, X. Li, X. Gao, X. Chen and R. Kennel, "Deadbeat Control for AC Drive Systems with Optimal Dynamic Performance,"*2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Detroit, MI, USA, 2020, pp. 5777-5783.**DOI**: 10.1109/ECCE44975.2020.9236379.

- G. Pei, J. Liu, X. Gao,
**W. Tian**, L. Li and R. Kennel, "Deadbeat Predictive Current Control for SPMSM at Low Switching Frequency with Moving Horizon Estimator," in*IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics,*vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 345-353, Feb. 2021,**DOI**: 10.1109/JESTPE.2019.2960579.

- X. Gao,
**W. Tian**, Z. Zhang and R. Kennel, "Model Predictive Control with Extrapolation Strategy for the Arm Current Commutation Control of Modular Multilevel Converter Operating in Quasi Two-Level Mode,"*2019 10th International Conference on Power Electronics and ECCE Asia (ICPE 2019 - ECCE Asia)*, Busan, Korea (South), 2019, pp. 1-6.**DOI**: 10.23919/ICPE2019-ECCEAsia42246.2019.8797192.

**W. Tian**, X. Gao and R. Kennel, "Model Predictive Control of Modular Multilevel Converters with Independent Arm-Balancing Control,"*2019 IEEE International Symposium on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE)*, Quanzhou, China, 2019, pp. 1-5.**DOI**: 10.1109/PRECEDE.2019.8753360.

- B. Parkash, A.P. Pai,
**W. Tian**, R. Kennel "Performance Investigation of Semiconductor Devices using Commutation-speed based methodology for the application of Boost Power Factor Correction",*Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal*, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 258-267 (2019).**DOI**: 10.25046/aj040125.

- X. Gao,
**W. Tian**, X. Liu, Z. Zhang and R. Kennel, "Model Predictive Control of a Three-Level NPC Rectifier with a Sliding Manifold Term,"*2018 International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC-Niigata 2018 -ECCE Asia)*, Niigata, 2018, pp. 1661-1665.**DOI**: 10.23919/IPEC.2018.8508030.

- Z. Zhang, J. Schenek,
**W. Tian**and R. Kennel, "Direct predictive control of five-level dual flying capacitor active neutral point clamped converters with extended horizons,"*2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)*, Chicago, IL, 2017, pp. 63-68.**DOI**: 10.1109/ITEC.2017.7993248.

- Z. Zhang, M. T. Larijani,
**W. Tian**, X. Gao, J. Rodríguez and R. Kennel, "Long-horizon predictive current control of modular-multilevel converter HVDC systems,"*IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society*, Beijing, 2017, pp. 4524-4530.**DOI**: 10.1109/IECON.2017.8216779.

- Z. Zhang,
**Wei Tian**, Wanyi Xiong and R. Kennel, "Predictive torque control of induction machines fed by 3L-NPC converters with online weighting factor adjustment using Fuzzy Logic,"*2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)*, Chicago, IL, 2017, pp. 84-89.**DOI**: 10.1109/ITEC.2017.7993251.