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)

  • Hua, R., & Hu, A. P. (2018). Effect of tuning capacitance of passive power repeaters on power transfer capability of inductive power transfer systems. WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER, 5 (2), 97-104. 10.1017/wpt.2018.3
  • Shaikh, M. F., Salcic, Z., Wang, K. I.-K., & Hu, A. P. (2018). Bipedal gait model for precise gait recognition and optimal triggering in foot drop stimulator: a proof of concept. Medical & biological engineering & computing, 56 (9), 1731-1746. 10.1007/s11517-018-1810-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kevin I-Kai Wang, Zoran Salcic
  • Hua, R., & Hu, A. P. (2018). Modelling and Analysis of Inductive Power Transfer System with Passive Matrix Power Repeater. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics10.1109/TIE.2018.2860560
  • Su, Y. G., Zhao, Y. M., Hu, A. P., Wang, Z. H., Tang, C. S., & Sun, Y. (2018). An F-type Compensated Capacitive Power Transfer System Allowing for Sudden Change of Pick-up. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics10.1109/JESTPE.2018.2859423
  • Mostafa, T., Bui, D., Muharam, A., Hattori, R., & Hu, A. (2018). Capacitive Power Transfer System with Reduced Voltage Stress and Sensitivity. Applied Sciences, 8 (7), 1131-1131. 10.3390/app8071131
  • 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
  • Zhou, Y., Qian, S., Qi, Z., Liang, H., & Hu, A. P. (2018). A Simple Brightness and Color Control Method for LED Lighting Based on Wireless Power Transfer. IEEE ACCESS, 6, 51477-51483. 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2869883


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


Primary office location

Level 8, Room 802
New Zealand

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