Professor Cao is a chair professor at Anhui University, China. He is a fellow of IET and a senior member of IEEE. He received a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2016, the Dragon\'s Den Competition Award from Queen\'s University Belfast in 2014, and the Innovator of the Year Award from Newcastle University, UK, in 2013. He has served as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industry Application, IET Power Electronics, and several other international journals. He has published over 260 research articles and 12 edited books and book chapters. His research interests include fault analysis and condition monitoring of electrical machines and power electronics.