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Personal Statement

I joined the University in 2013 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. I received my PhD in Electrical engineering from University of Sheffield in 2000 and started my career with ALSTOM, developing VSC based HVDC systems. My main research interests and experiences are in the areas of power electronics, converter control for grid connection of renewables, control and operation of HVDC systems and stability of power network with large converter penetration. I have published over 200 journal and conference papers and received the 2013 IET Renewable Power Generation Premium Award for my published paper “DC voltage control and power dispatch of a multi-terminal HVDC system for integrating large offshore wind farms”.

Research Interests

  • Power electronics for renewable power generation and integration
  • HVDC system for renewable energy integration and network connection
  • Stability of converter dominated power network
  • DC Microgrid

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Power electronic system modelling and control design
  • HVDC system modelling and control
  • Stability assessment and improvement of future power system
  • Renewable energy integration

Teaching Interests

Power electronics, converter modelling, HVDC transmission

Academic / Professional qualifications

PhD in Electrical Eneginnering from University of Sheffield, 2000

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000


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