Brief

Dr. Chen, BSc (1985, Lanzhou U, China) in theoretical physics, MSc (1988, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)) in atmospheric physics, and PhD (2000, Gifu U, Japan) in electrical & electronic information systems. Dr. Chen joined the department in 2002 and is now an associate professor. Before joining the department, he was a researcher in the CAS and a system engineer in the Morimatsu Ltd in Japan. He is now in charge of the teaching in the subject areas of electrical technology, power & machines, and electrical installations & systems in buildings. His research/consultancy interest is in the areas of lightning detection & protection, building electrical services, EMC, and power quality. 

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

íP         BSc (1985) in Theoretical Physics, Lanzhou University (China)

íP         MSc (1988) in Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

íP         PhD (2000) in Electrical & Electronic Information Systems, Gifu University (Japan)

 

Research Interests

Lightning Detection & Protection Building Electrical Service Electromagnetic Compatibility Power Quality.

 

Research and Academic Experiences

íP         1988.07 Research Assistant, Division of Atmospheric Electricity, Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physics (LIPAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

íP         1990.08 Assistant Professor, Division of Atmospheric Electricity, LIPAP, CAS

íP         1993.03 Associate Professor, Associate Head of the Division, LIPAP

íP         Member of Editor Board, Journal of PLATEAU METEOROLOGY

íP         1996.09 Professor, Division of Atmospheric Electricity, LIPAP, CAS

íP         1996.11 Senior Visiting Scholar, Gifu University, Japan

íP         2000.03 System Engineer, Morimatsu Industry Co. Ltd., Japan

íP         2002.01 Research Fellow, Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Building Services Engineering (BSE), PolyU

íP         2002.09 - 2005.07 Lecturer, BSE of PolyU

íP         2005.07 - 2010.06 Assistant Professor, BSE of PolyU

íP         2010.07 - present, Associate Professor, BSE of PolyU

 

Major Academic Awards Received

íP         Second Prize of Youth Meteorological Science & Technology Award of Gansu Branch of Chinese Meteorology Bureau (1991.04)

íP         Second Prize of Science & Technology Progress Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (1993.10)

íP         National Excellent Youth in Meteorological Science entitled by Chinese Meteorology Bureau (1994.05)

íP         Second Prize of Science & Technology Progress Award of General Ministry of People Liberation Army of China (1995.01)

 

Current Teaching Subjects

íP         Electrical Technology (BSE211); Power & Machines (BSE2121)

íP         Electrical Installations (BSE312); Electrical Systems (BSE3122)

íP         Electrical Engineering (BSE2130); Structural Lightning Protection (BSE6818)

 

Current Research Projects

íP         New technology for locating lightning based on single-station observation (GRF 5129/08, HK$418K, Jan 2009 - Jun 2011)

íP         New method to obtain the optimum source direction using a wideband magnetic direction finder (GRF 5135/09, HK$838K, Jan 2010 - Jun 2013)

íP         New statistical model for computing the absolute detection efficiency of a lightning location network and its application (GRF 5130/10, HK$1032K, Jan 2011 - Jun 2014)

 

Selected Major Publications

(Refereed Journal Papers)

1.     Gou, X., M. Chen et al. (2010), Fractal dynamics analysis of the VHF radiation pulses during initial breakdown process of lightning, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L11808, doi:10.1029/ 2010 GL043178.

2.     Du, Y. and M. Chen (2010), Influence of Building Structures on the Lightning Return Stroke Current IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery, Vol.25, Issue: 1, pp 307-315, doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2009.2035420.

3.     Chen, M and Y. Du (2009), Possible Impacts of Earthing Path Impedance on Lightning Return Stroke Currents, HKIE Transaction, Vol.16, No.1, pp 7-13.

4.     Chen, M. (2009), Review of New Progresses in the Area of Lightning Detection and Protection Technique, HKIE Transaction, Vol.16, No.1, pp1-6.

5.     Gou, X., M. Chen, et al. (2009), Wavelet multi-resolution based multifractal analysis of electric fields by lightning return strokes, Atmospheric Research, Vol. 91, No.2-4 (Sp. Issue), pp410-415.

6.     Du, Y., M. Chen, et al. (2009), Lightning-induced magnetic fields in the building with large metallic plates, Atmospheric Research, Vol. 91, No.2-4 (Sp. Issue), pp574-58.

7.     Gou, X., M. Chen, Y. Zhang and W. Dong (2008), Time-clustering Properties in radiation Event Sequences of Cloud Flash, Plateau Meteorology, Vol.27, No.3, pp.644-647.

8.     Gou, X., M. Chen, Y. Zhang, W. Dong, X. Qie (2008), Wavelet-based fractal analysis of radiation field of return stroke, Journal of Lanzhou University (Natural Sciences), Vol.44, No.3, pp.24-27.

9.     Zhang, Y., M. Chen, et al. (2006), Phenomena of parallel discharges and flashovers in lightning triggered to conventional and non-conventional lightning rods, IEEJ Trans. FM, 126, No.6, pp531-535.

10.  Chen, M., Y. Du and W. Dong (2005), Spectral patterns of lightning radiations in intervals of 25 to 100 MHz, IEEJ Trans, PE, 125, No.1, pp97-102.

11.  Chen, M., T. Watanabe, N. Takagi, Y. Du, D. Wang and X. Liu, Simultaneous observations of optical and electrical signals in altitude-triggered negative lightning flashes, Journal of Geophysics Research, Vol. 108 (D8), 4240, doi:10.1029/2002JD002676, 2003.

12.  Dong, W., X. Liu, M. Chen and Y. Zhang, Broadband interferometer observations of the bi-directional breakdown process in natural lightning, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, Vol.46, No.3, 449-456, 2003.

13.  Takagi, N., M. Chen, Y. Du and T. Watanabe, Experiment study of a phased array antenna for lightning observation, Journal of Atmospheric Electricity, Vol.23, No.1, 41-48, 2003.

14.  Yu, Y., X. Qie, Y. Zhang, X. Liu, M. Chen, Characteristics of the electric fields produced by negative leader in one thunderstorm in Guangdong, ACTA METEOR., Vol. 59(3), 341-351. 2001.

15.  Chen, M., N. Takagi, T. Watanabe et al., Leader properties and attachment process in positive triggered lightning flashes, Journal of Atmospheric Electricity, Vol.19, No.1, pp.45-59, 1999.

16.  Chen, M., N. Takagi, T. Watanabe, D. Wang et al., Spatial and temporal properties of optical radiation produced by stepped leaders, Journal of Geophysics Research, Vol.104, No. D22, pp.27573- 27584, 1999.

17.  Takeda, M., D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe, M. Chen et al., Some results of investigation on slow front of return stroke electric waveform, Journal of Atmospheric Electricity, Vol. 18, No.1, pp.31-39, 1998.

18.  Liu, X., S. Qie, Y. Zhang, C. Wang, W. Dong, Q. Xiao, G. Zhang, C. Guo, M. Chen et al., Experiment on positive cloud-to-ground discharges in inland plateau area of China, Plateau Meteorology, Vol.17, No.1, pp.1-9, 1998.

19.  Yuge, I., T. Watanabe, N. Takagi, D. Wang, M. Chen et al., A preliminary study on triggering lightning with a transient flame, Journal of Atmospheric Electricity, Vol. 18, No.2, pp.125-130, 1998.

20.  Ushio, T., Z-I. Kawasaki, Y. Ohta, M. Chen et al., Broadband interferometric measurement of intra-cloud lightning in Chinese inland plateau area, Journal of Atmospheric Electricity, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp.139-154, 1998.

21.  Chen, M. and X. Liu, Artificially triggering lightning technology, Science of China, Vol.49, No.4, pp.22-25, 1997.

22.  Zhang, Y., X. Liu and M. Chen, Measurements of artificially triggered lightning current and its analysis, Plateau Meteorology, Vol.14, No.1, pp.16-22, 1995.

23.  Chen, M., X. Liu and C. Guo, Transmission line model and propagation velocity of return strike current, Journal of Atmospheric Electricity, Vol.15, No.2, pp.75-84, 1995.

24.  Chen, M., X. Z. Liu and X. Liu, Successful experiment on artificially triggering lightning in Beijing in 1991, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, Vol.37, No.1, pp.31-37, 1994.

25.  Liu, X., C. Guo and M. Chen, Research on thunderstorm electricity and lightning in China, Journal of Atmospheric Electricity, Vol.14, No.2, pp.3-9, 1994.

26.  Chen, M., X. Liu and C. Guo, Site errors and its structure of a lightning location system in Beijing region, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, Vol.51, No.1, pp.66-74, 1993.

27.  Liu, X. Z., M. Chen et al., The artificially triggered lightning and the corn variation, Plateau Meteorology, Vol.12, No.1, pp.90-94, 1993.

28.  Liu, X. Z. and M. Chen, Observation report of an await orders rocket ignited due to a lightning discharge, Missile Meteorology, No.2, pp.32-33, 1992.

29.  Chen, M. and C. Guo, Simulation on site error's estimation, Plateau Meteorology, Vol.11, No.3, pp.285-293, 1992.

30.  Chen, M., C. Guo and X. Liu, Site gains and its estimation method of a Lightning Location System, Science in China, Vol.35, No.12, pp.1494-1502, 1992.

31.  Chen, M., X. Liu, C. Guo and Z. Ge, A parametric method of site error estimation for a lightning location system, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, Vol.5, No.3, pp.370-380, 1991.

32.  Chen, M., C. Guo, and X. Liu, An estimation method of detecting efficiency of a LLS, Plateau Meteorology, Vol.10, No.3, pp.288-292, 1991.

33.  Chen, M. and X. Liu, Transmission line model and current velocity of return strokes, Plateau Meteorology, Vol.9, No.1, pp.54-63, 1990.

 

(Conference Papers)

1.     Du, Y. and M. Chen, Shielding of wire-grid structures during an indirect lightning strike, 30th International Conference on Lightning Protection, September 13-17, 2010, Cagliari, Italy

2.     Chen, M., X. Gou and Y. DU, Possible effect of the ground altitude on the lightning striking distance, 30th International Conference on Lightning Protection, September 13-17, 2010, Cagliari, Italy

3.     Chen, M., et al., Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Lightning Activity versus Terrain in Hong Kong, 2010 Asia-Pacific EMC Symposium, Apr. 12-16, 2010, Beijing, China

4.     Du, Y. and M. Chen, Lightning surges in the High-rise Buildings equipped with Isolated Down Conductor, China International Forum on Lightning Protection, Chongqi, China, Sept. 8-10 , 2009.

5.     Chen, M. et al., A new method for evaluating detection efficiency of lightning location network and its validation, China International Forum on Lightning Protection, Chongqi, China, Sept. 8-10 , 2009.

6.     Chen, M., A new technique for locating lightning stroke based on single-station observations, IAMAS Assembly 2009, July 26-29, 2009, Montreal, Canada

7.     Chen, M., and Y. Du, Effects of Earthing Path Impedance on Lightning Stroke Current, Proceeding of 6thAsian Lightning Protection Forum, 16-18 April 2009, Yokohama, Japan.

8.     Du, Y., M. Chen and Q. Zhou, Shielding Characteristics of Wire-grid Structures during Indirect Lightning Strike, Proceeding of 6thAsian Lightning Protection Forum, 16-18 April 2009, Yokohama, Japan

9.     Chen, M., Review of New Progresses in Lightning Detection & Protection Areas, Proceeding of Henan-Hong Kong Joint Symposium 2008, 30 June & 1 July 2008, Zhengzhou, Henan, PRC.

10.  Du, Y., Q. Zhou and M, Chen, Lightning-induced magnetic fields in buildings with metallic plates, 13th ICAE, August 13-18, 2007, Beijing, China, pp.881-884.

11.  Chen, M. et al., A compact, Integrated Lightning Detector for Making Optical and Electromagnetic Measurements of Lightning, 13th ICAE, August 13-18, 2007, Beijing, China, pp.835-837.

12.  Chen, M. et al., Possible Impacts of the Earthing Path Impedance on the Lightning Current, 13th ICAE, August 13-18, 2007, Beijing, China, pp.917-920.

13.  Chen, M., and Y. Du, Point Discharge Currents from a Sharp-tipped Lightning Rod Due to Lightning, 13th ICAE, August 13-18, 2007, Beijing, China, pp.913-916.

14.  F. K. Cheung and M. Chen, A comparison study of power quality between different types of building in Hong Kong, 5th Annual Power Symposium 2006, 23 June 2006, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel, pp.1-4.

15.  Chen, M., and Y. Du, Lightning-caused corona discharges from sharp objects on the top of a building, Proceeding of IAMAS2005, August 2-11, Beijing, China, 2005.

16.  Chen, M., and T. H. Ng, The Indoor Magnetic Field Environments at the Power Frequency, 1st international conference íVBETNET2004, Hong Kong, 11-13 Oct. 2004.

17.  Chen, M., and M. L. Kwok, Protection of Structures against Lightning in Hong Kong, 2nd International Workshop on Electrical Installations, Osaka, Japan, 9 Sep., 2004.

18.  Chen, M., Y. Du and W. Dong, Some new observations of lightning spectra in the bands above 25 MHz, 2004Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, Qingdao, China, 24-28 Aug., 2004.

19.  Chen, M., Y. Du and W. Dong, Some new observations of lightning spectra in the bands above 25 MHz, 2004Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, Qingdao, China, 24-28 Aug., 2004.

20.  Chen, M., Y. Du and W. Dong, The patterns of lightning power spectra in the intervals of 25 to 100 MHz, 6th International Workshop on Physics of Lightning, Guadeloupe, France, 3-9 May, 2004.

21.  Chen, M., Y. Du, J. Burnett and W. Dong, The electromagnetic radiation from lightning in the interval of 5 kHz to 60 MHz, Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, 9-14 June, Versailles, France, 2003.

22.  Wang, D., M. Chen, N. Takagi and T. Watanabe, Correlated sub-microsecond E-field and high-speed image of the natural lightning attachment process, Proceedings of 01ICOLSE-21, Sept., USA, 2001.

23.  Chen, M., T. Watanabe, N. Takagi, D. Wang, X. Liu et al., Properties of leader development in altitude-triggered lightning, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, June 7-11, Guntersville, Alabama, USA, pp.115-118, 1999.

24.  Liu, X., C. Wang, X. Qie, Y. Zhang, W. Dong, Q. Xiao, G. Zhang, C. Guo, M. Chen et al., 1997 triggered lightning experiment in the inland plateau of China, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, June 7-11, Guntersville, Alabama, USA, pp.30-33, 1999.

25.  Ushio, T., Z. Kawasaki, M. Chen, D. Wang, N. Takagi et al., Broad band interferometric measurement of intra-cloud lightning in Chinese inland plateau, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, June 7-11, Guntersville, Alabama, USA, pp.18-21, 1999.

26.  Chen, M., K. Ito, M. Takeda, D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe et al., Properties of leader/first-return strokes in altitude-triggering lightning, Proceedings of Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan, No.54, pp.24-25, 1999.

27.  Takeda, M., K. Ito, M. Chen, D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe et al., The relationship between the slow front of electric field changes and the final jump process for cloud-to-ground lightning, Proceedings of Society of Atmospheric?Electricity of Japan, No.54, pp.27-28, 1999.

28.  Takagi, N., Y. Komori, M. Chen, D. Wang and T. Watanabe, Pre-observation of space charge density using sound wave, Proceedings of Society of Atmospheric?Electricity of Japan, No.55, pp.29, 1999.

29.  Wang, D., M. Chen, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe, V. A. Rakov and M. A. Uman, Return stroke speeds measured in the lowest 100m of rocket-triggered lightning channel, Proceedings of Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan, No.55, pp.84, 1999.

30.  Ito, T., H. Muratsuchi, M. Chen, D. Wang, N. Takagi and T. Watanabe, Height profile of natural return stroke speeds, Proceedings of Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan, No.55, pp.85, 1999.

31.  Suzuki, Y., M. Chen, D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe, S. Kato, A diagnostic method of fault point on electrical power transmission line using optical fibers, Proceedings of T.IEE Japan, EC-98-9, pp.47-52, 1998.

32.  Nakamura, Z., M. Takeda, M. Chen et al., Bi-directional leaders of a positive triggered lightning flash, Proceedings of Conference of T.IEE Japan, Paper No. 1572, March, 1998.

33.  Yuge, I., T. Watanabe, N. Takagi, D. Wang, M. Chen et al., Study on triggering lightning with a transient flame, Proceedings of Conference of T.IEE Japan, Paper No.1580, March, 1998.

34.  Chen, M., N. Takagi, T. Watanabe, D. Wang, Z. -I. Kawasaki, The light pulses from a stepped leader measured by a photoelectric array system, Proceedings of Society of Meteorology of Japan, No.73, pp.49, 1998.

35.  Chen, M., D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe et al., Study on the propagation features of current inside the lightning leader channel, Proceedings of Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan, No.52, pp.87-88, 1998.

36.  Chen, M., D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe et al., The study of the return stroke velocities, Proceedings of the Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan, No.52, pp.89-90, 1998.

37.  Chen, M., D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe, T. Ushio and Z. -I. Kawasaki, The mechanism of the M-Component, Proceedings of Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan, No.52, pp.91-92, 1998.

38.  Nakamura, Z., M. Takeda, M. Chen, D. Wang et al., Development of the bi-directional leader in a positive triggered lightning flash, Proceedings of the Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan, No.52, pp.93-94, 1998.

39.  Nakamura, Z., M. Takeda, M. Chen, D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe et al., On bi-directional leaders in altitude-triggered positive lightning, Proceedings of the Society of Meteorology of Japan, No.73, pp.44, 1998.

40.  Yuge, I. -I, T. Watanabe, N. Takagi, D. Wang, M. Chen, Z. -I. Kawasaki et al., Study on triggering lightning with a transient flame, Proceedings of Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan, No.53, pp.16-17, 1998.

41.  Chen, M., N. Takagi, T. Watanabe, D. Wang and Z. -I. Kawasaki, The light pulses from a stepped leader measured by a photoelectric array system, Proceedings of T.IEE Japan, ED-97-118-149, pp.89-94, 1997.

42.  Takeda, M., D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe, M. Chen et al., On the slow front of electric field change produced by cloud-to-ground lightning discharges, Proceedings of T.IEE Japan, ED-97-118-149, pp.137-142, 1997.

43.  Wang, D., H. Morishita, S. Yoshihashi, M. Chen, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe et al., Remote sensing of space charges using sound and electric waves, Proceedings of Conference of T.IEE Japan, Paper No. 1728, March, 1997.

44.  Chen, M., N. Takagi et al., Light pulses of stepped leaders, Proceedings of Tokai Branch Conference of T.IEE Japan, pp.138, September, 1997.

45.  Takeda, M., D. Wang, N. Takagi, T. Watanabe, M. Chen et al., Study of the slow front, Proceedings of Tokai Branch Conference of T.IEE Japan, pp.140, September, 1997.

46.  Chen, M., X. Liu, and C. Guo, The analysis of site errors structure of a LLS in Beijing, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, St. Petersburg, Russia, pp.933-936, 1992.

47.  Chen, M., X. Liu, and C. Guo, Transmission line model and propagation velocity of return strike current, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, St. Petersburg, Russia, pp.372- 375, 1992.

48.  Chen, M., C. Guo, and X. Liu, Site gains and its estimation method of a Lightning Location System, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, St. Petersburg, Russia, pp.929-932, 1992.

49.  Chen, M., C. Guo, and X. Liu, Simulation experiment of a site errors estimation method and its application to TUCSON local LLS, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, St. Petersburg, Russia, pp.937-940, 1992.

50.  Chen, M., X. Liu, C. Guo and Z. Ge, Site error estimation of DF stations by using multiple-station lightning location data, Collection of Research Papers of Beijing Experimental Base of Meso-scale Meteorology, pp82-89, 1989.