Professor Aiguo Patrick Hu



Dr Aiguo Patrick Hu migrated to New Zealand in the end of 1996 from Xian, China.

Before that he worked as a lecturer, the director of the electrical section of the China-Italy Cooperative Technical Training Center in Xian, and later the general manager of a technical development company. He holds 15 patents in wireless power transfer and micro-computer control technologies, has published more than 200 referred journal and conference papers, authored a monograph on wireless/contactless power transfer, and contributed 4 book chapters on electrical machines and wireless power transfer systems.

Patrick is the Deputy Head of Department (Research), the past chair of the IEEE New Zealand North Section, President of Xian Jiaotong Univ New Zealand Alumni Association, and Vice President of New Zealand Chinese Scientists Association.

Dr Patrick Hu is also the Head of Resaerch of PowerbyProxi (, and also an executive editor of Journal of Wireless Power Transfer, Cambridge Univ Press (


PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Auckland (2001).
ME Electrical Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University, China (1988).
BE Electrical Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University, China (1985).


Research | Current

  • Wireless/Contactless power transfer.
  • Power electronics circuit modelling and control.
  • Application of power electronics in biomedical and renewable energy systems.

Research groups

  • Power electronics.
  • Power systems.
  • Wireless power transfer.

One of the most cited papers in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuit and Systems (TBCS):


Teaching | Current


  • ELECTENG 735 Green Energy Technologies
  • ELECTENG 703 Advanced Power Systems
  • ELECTENG 731 Power Systems
  • ELECTENG 734 Power Electronics
  • ELECTENG 208 Circuit and Systems (for Mechtronics)
  • ELECTENG 701A and B (ECE Final Year Research Projects)
  • ENGGEN 701 Professional Project (Engineering Projects in Community Services EPICS, and Formula SAE)


ECE Staff Student Consultative Committee. Faculty FSAE advisor. Head of Research, PowerbyProxi. 

Areas of expertise

Wireless power transfer, Power electronics, Renewable energy integration.

Committees/Professional groups/Services


Professional affiliations

  • Senior member, IEEE
  • Chairman, IEEE NZ North Section
  • Member, NZ Engineers for Social Responsibility
  • Vice Chairman, NZ Chinese Scientists Society
  • Committee member, National Univ of Singapore Auckland Alumni Chapter
  • Chairman, Xian Jiaotong Univ New Zealand Alumni Association.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Zhu, Q., Su, M., Sun, Y., Tang, W., & Hu, A. P. (2018). Field orientation based on current amplitude and phase angle control for wireless power transfer. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 65 (6), 4758-4770. 10.1109/TIE.2017.2767556
  • Leung, H. F., & Hu, A. P. (2018). Modeling the contact interface of ultrasonic power transfer system based on mechanical and electrical equivalence. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 6 (2), 800-811. 10.1109/JESTPE.2017.2720852
  • Su, Y., Chen, L., Wu, X., Hu, P., Tang, C., & Dai, X. (2018). Load and Mutual Inductance Identification from the Primary Side of Inductive Power Transfer System with Parallel-Tuned Secondary Power Pickup. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics10.1109/TPEL.2018.2793854
  • Liu, Y., & Hu, A. P. (2018). Study of Power Flow in an IPT System Based on Poynting Vector Analysis. ENERGIES, 11 (1)10.3390/en11010165
  • Abeywardana, D. K., Hu, A. P., & Salcic, Z. (2017). Pulse controlled microfluidic actuators with ultra low energy consumption. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 263, 8-22. 10.1016/j.sna.2017.05.034
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Zoran Salcic
  • Dai, X., Li, X., Li, Y., & Hu, A. P. (2017). Maximum efficiency tracking for wireless power transfer systems with dynamic coupling coefficient estimation. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 33 (6), 5005-5015. 10.1109/TPEL.2017.2729083
  • Su, Y.-G., Zhou, W., Hu, A. P., Tang, C.-S., Xie, S.-Y., & Sun, Y. (2017). Full-Duplex Communication on the Shared Channel of a Capacitively Coupled Power Transfer System. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 32 (4), 3229-3239. 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2580607
  • Tian, J., Hu, A. P., & Nguang, S. K. (2017). Secondary Side Output Voltage Stabilization of an IPT System by Tuning/Detuning through a Serial Tuned DC Voltage-controlled Variable Capacitor. Journal of Power Electronics, 17 (2), 570-578. 10.6113/JPE.2017.17.2.570
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sing Nguang


Contact details

Alternative contact

903-346, Newmarket Campus

368 Khyber Pass Road,

Newmarket, Auckland 1023

Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of Auckland

New Zealand


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