Prof. Xia is the “Yangtze Fund Scholar” distinguished professor, the winner of National Science Foundation for distinguished young Scholars of China, the chief scientist of the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Project), Youth Science and Technology Innovation Elitist, and the national candidate of National New Century Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talents Project. He has been honored the “Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award” and the National Award for Youth in Science and Technology, and obtained the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Advancement (Rank First) in 2011.
He also serves as many academic duties, such as the IET Fellow, the Director of China Electrotechnical Society (CES), and Deputy committee director in Electric Control System and Equipment Committee of CES, etc.
Motor control and power electronics
Wind energy conversion system and intelligent control
Electrical energy saving control technology
 Xia Changliang. Permanent Magnet Brushless DC Motor Drivers and Controls, John Willey Press, UK, 2012.
 Xia Changliang. Permanent Magnet Wind Generation System Operation and Control, Science Press, China, 2012.
 Xia Changliang, Li Xinmin. Z-Source Inverter-Based Approach to the Zero-Crossing Point Detection of Back EMF for Sensorless Brushless DC Motor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2015, 30(3): 1488-1498.
 Xia Changliang, Ji Bingnan, Yan Yan. Smooth Speed Control for Low Speed High Torque Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Using Proportional Integral Resonant Controller. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2015, 62(4): 2123-2134.
 Xia Changliang, Zhao Jiaxin, Yan Yan, Shi Tingna. A Novel Direct Torque Control of Matrix Converter-Fed PMSM Drives Using Duty Cycle Control for Torque Ripple Reduction. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2014, 61(6): 2700-2713.
 Xia Changliang, Xiao Youwen, Chen Wei, Shi Tingna. Torque Ripple Reduction in Brushless DC Drives Based on Reference Current Optimization Using Integral Variable Structure Control. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2014, 61(2): 738-752.
 Xia Changliang, Shao Hongjun, Zhang Yun, He Xiangning. Adjustable Proportional Hybrid SVPWM Strategy for Neutral-Point-Clamped Three-Level Voltage Source Inverters. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2013, 60(10): 4234-4242.
 Xia Changliang, Wang Zhiqiang, Shi Tingna, He Xiangning. An Improved Control Strategy of Triple Linevoltage Cascaded Voltage Source Converter Based on Proportional Resonant Controller. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2013, 60(7):2894-2908.
 Xia Changliang, Wang Yingfa, Shi Tingna. Implementation of Finite-State Model Predictive Control for Commutation Torque Ripple Minimization of Permanent-Magnet Brushless DC Motor. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2013, 60(3): 896-905.
 Xia Changliang, Song Peng, Shi Tingna, Yan Yan. Chaotic Dynamics Characteristic Analysis for Matrix Converter. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2013, 60(1): 78-87.