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Personal Statement

I joined the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2011, and am a member of the Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion (PEDEC) research group.  My research is based around power converters, with a focus on high-power applications.  My teaching encompasses power electronics, electrical machines and drives.

Research Interests

Current research interests include modelling and control of power converters for HVDC applications.

Teaching Interests

My main contribution to teaching is in the areas of electrical machines, drives and control.  I deliver lecture series at 4th year, 5th year and MSc levels:

  • EE466/EE966  Power Electronics, Machines & Applications
  • EE575/EE975  Power Electronics for Energy and Drive Control

I also lecture on the subject of electrical machines to 1st year PhD students in the Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Wind Energy.

I supervise individual and group projects at 3rd year, 4th year, 5the year and MSc levels.

Academic / Professional qualifications

BEng (1st Class Honours) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

PhD Thesis: 'Online Tests for Parameter Identification in Squirrel Cage Induction Machines'

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Projects 2011 2022

Research Output 2008 2019

11 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Electric potential
Power quality
6 Downloads (Pure)

DC–DC converter with a high step-down ratio for water desalination applications

Pollock, R. C., McNeill, N., Holliday, D. & Williams, B. W., 30 Jun 2019, In : The Journal of Engineering. 2019, 17, p. 4545 – 4549 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference Contribution

Open Access
Electric potential
Networks (circuits)


Analysis in circuit breaker performance requirements for high-voltage DC networks

Author: Page, F., 1 Apr 2015

Supervisor: Finney, S. (Supervisor) & Holliday, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Control and operation of offshore wind farms connected with diode rectifier HVDC systems

Author: YU, L., 1 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Xu, L. (Supervisor) & Holliday, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Prize Paper Award: First Prize

Derrick Holliday (Recipient), Oct 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Power electronics

Activities 2000 2016

IET International Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conference 2016

Derrick Holliday (Chair)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

IET Power Electronics (Journal)

Derrick Holliday (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member