University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Kheng Suan Freddy Tan

Associate Professor,



Ir. Dr. Freddy Tan Kheng Suan received his B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from the Multimedia University in 2010, and his PhD degree in Power Electronics from University of Malaya in 2015. He then served as a postdoctoral researcher in UMPEDAC, University of Malaya in 2015 and as a Senior Lecturer in Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation in 2016. He is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia. Dr. Freddy is a Professional Engineer (Electrical) registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, a Member of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia and a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Dr. Freddy is the recipient for Merdeka Awards for International Attachment 2021 and ASEAN-ROK Exchange Fellowship 2016. He was also awarded with FRGS grant in 2018, and APU internal grant in 2019 and 2021. He is the national advisory committee and the organising chair for several international conferences. He was the guest researcher with Aalborg University and Ajou University. Dr Freddy's research interests are photovoltaic converters, electric vehicle chargers and wide bandgap devices. He has served as consultant for photovoltaic converters and electric mobility projects from MIMOS, Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Expertise Summary

Dr Freddy's research mainly focuses on analysis, modeling and design of grid-connected photovoltaic converters:

  • Maximum power point tracking
  • Transformerless photovoltaic inverter topologies
  • Control of grid-connected photovoltaic system

His recently research interests include electric vehicle on-board chargers and wide-bandgap technology:

  • SiC and GaN power devices
  • Isolated DC-DC converters
  • High-power density converters

Teaching Summary

Applied Electrical and Electronic Engineering Construction Project

Applied Mechatronic Engineering Construction Project

Electronic Processing And Communications (analogue and digital filters)

Professional Studies

Modelling: Methods and Tools

Contemporary Engineering Themes

Faculty of Science and Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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