Dr Boyang Shen

Subject: Engineering

Department/institution: Department of Engineering

Contact details: bs506@cam.ac.uk


Research Interests:

Boyang Shen received the double Bachelor of Engineering (BEng, 1st Class Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Cardiff University, UK and North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China, in 2012. He received the Master of Science (MSc) in Nuclear Engineering from Imperial College London, UK, in 2013. He received a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) in 2014 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) in 2018 from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Since 2018, Boyang Shen has been working as a Research Associate with the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. He is working at the Electrical Power and Energy Conversion (EPEC) Superconductivity Group, directed by Dr Tim Coombs. In 2018, he was awarded the IEEE Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity, which is the highest prize for student/young researchers in the superconductivity community in the world. In 2019, he was appointed as a Research Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK.

Boyang Shen has published around 50 scientific articles, and more than 40 of them are journal articles. His research involves the electromagnetic characteristics and AC loss analysis of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS), as well as the novel design of superconducting magnets. The analysis of the electromagnetic characteristics of HTS is vital to the success of superconducting applications. Superconducting magnets can generate extremely strong and uniform magnetic fields, which are the key components for various medical imaging devices, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Lorentz Force Electrical Impedance Tomography (LFEIT). These medical imaging devices are able to make great contributions to the diagnosis of cancer, as well as other pathologies such as stroke and internal haemorrhages.
Boyang Shen likes football, swimming, snooker, electronics, geography and travel. He is also an active member of the Chinese Students & Scholars Association (CSSA), Cambridge:

  • 2019 – 2020, Vice President, CSSA Cambridge
  • 2018 – 2019, Head of the Academic Department, CSSA Cambridge
  • 2013 – 2014, Deputy Head of the Travel Department, CSSA Cambridge

Select publications and awards

Publications:

B. Shen, C. Li, J. Geng, X. Zhang, J. Gawith, J. Ma, Y. Liu, F. Grilli and T. A. Coombs, “Power dissipation in HTS coated conductor coils under the simultaneous action of AC and DC currents and fields”, Superconductor Science and Technology, vol. 31, no. 7, 2018.

B. Shen, J. Li, J. Geng, L. Fu, X. Zhang, H. Zhang, C. Li, F. Grilli and T. A. Coombs, “Investigation of AC losses in horizontally parallel HTS tapes”, Superconductor Science and Technology, vol. 30, no. 7, 2017.

B. Shen, C. Li, J. Geng, Q. Dong, J. Ma, J. Gawith, K. Zhang, J. Chen, W. Zhou, X. Li, J. Sheng, Z. Li, Z. Huang, J. Yang, and T. A. Coombs, “Power Dissipation in the HTS Coated Conductor Tapes and Coils under the Action of Different Oscillating Currents and Fields”, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 29, no. 5, 2019.

B. Shen, T. A. Coombs, and F. Grilli, “Investigation of AC Loss in HTS Cross-Conductor Cables for Electrical Power Transmission”, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 29, no. 3, 2019.

B. Shen, C. Li, J. Geng, Q. Dong, J. Ma, J. Gawith, K. Zhang, J. Yang, X. Li, Z. Huang, and T. A. Coombs, “Investigation on Power Dissipation in the Saturated Iron-core Superconducting Fault Current Limiter”, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 29, no. 3, 2019.

B. Shen, J. Geng, X. Zhang, L. Fu, C. Li, H. Zhang, Q. Dong, J. Ma, J. Gawith and T. A. Coombs, “AC losses in horizontally parallel HTS tapes for possible wireless power transfer applications”, Physica C: Superconductivity and Its Applications, vol. 543, pp.35-40, 2017.

B. Shen, J. Li, J. Geng, L. Fu, H. Zhang, X. Zhang, C. Li, Q. Dong, J. Ma and T. A. Coombs, “Investigation and Comparison of AC Losses on Stabilizer-free and Copper Stabilizer HTS Tapes”, Physica C: Superconductivity and Its Applications, vol. 541, pp.40-44, 2017.

B. Shen, J. Geng, C. Li,  X. Zhang, L. Fu, H. Zhang, J. Ma and T. A. Coombs, “Optimization Study on the Magnetic Field of Superconducting Halbach Array Magnet”, Physica C: Superconductivity and Its Applications, vol. 538, pp.46-51, 2017.

B. Shen, L. Fu, J. Geng, H. Zhang, X. Zhang, Z. Zhong, Z. Huang and T. A. Coombs, “Design of a Superconducting Magnet for Lorentz Force Electrical Impedance Tomography”, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 26, no. 3, 2016.

B. Shen, L. Fu, J. Geng, X. Zhang, H. Zhang, Q. Dong, C. Li, J. Li and T. A. Coombs, “Design and Simulation of Superconducting Lorentz Force Electrical Impedance Tomography (LFEIT)”, Physica C: Superconductivity and Its Applications, vol. 524, pp.5-12, 2016.

Awards:

IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Study Fellowship, the highest prize for students/young researchers in the superconductivity community in the world (only 6 winners worldwide per year, also with an honorarium of US$5000), 2018.

Annual highlight of Superconductor Science and Technology (The top journal of superconductivity), 2016.

Best Oral Presentation award in the IEEE International Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetic Devices (ASEMD), 2018.


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