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Sophie Ding


Chongqing University, China (985 & 211 project) (Sep 2014 - Jun 2018)

Degree: BEng in Electrical Engineering and Automation (Average Score: 87.68 / 100)

Dissertation Project: Simulation Analysis of Transient Electromagnetic Field under GIS Switching Operation in Converter Station

This project studies the theory of very fast transient over-voltages (VFTO) in gas insulated metal-closed switchgear (GIS), and simulates the distribution of electric field in GIS with COMSOL Multiphysics.

University of Cambridge, UK (July 2015)

Exchange Programme: Cambridge Academic Development Seminar

Research Interests

My present research interests for PhD involve THz data fitting & classification for skin application and THz characterization of thin-film aqueous solutions.

Before PhD, I did a small research using GA technique to optimize THz data fitting process, and I will do further research on THz data classification for skin detection purpose.

During my 1st year PhD, I have done some research using microchannel device to measure thin-film water, and using multilayer structure to enhance THz characterization of thin-film glucose solutions with different concentrations.


X. Ding et al., "Optimization of Data Fitting Algorithm for Tissue Dielectric Properties in THz-band using Genetic Algorithm," 2019 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), Paris, France, 2019, pp. 1-2, doi: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2019.8874451.

Teaching Activity

I am currently a tutor for 1st year Maths problem class.

Name: Xuefei (Sophie) Ding

Position: PhD Student

Start date: Oct 2019

Supervisor : Emma Pickwell-MacPherson

Group : Ultrafast and THz Photonics

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Office : P431 (Physics)