Modern society depends on an abundant and reliable supply of electrical energy: we undertake a wide range of research activities to address this need.
Research in this area is based on the internationally recognised research capabilities of Professor Grahame Holmes and Dr Brendan McGrath in power electronic conversion technologies, Professor Xinghuo Yu and Professor Liuping Wang in complex systems and industrial automation control theory, and Dr Alan Wong in the area of high-voltage engineering.
We have major research initiatives in smart electrical grids, exploring operating and control issues of systems and plant in this emerging paradigm change for electrical distribution networks that is gaining momentum around the world.
- Power electronic conversion systems
- Electrical grid energy conversion equipment, with specific focus on smart grid applications
- Reliability and performance of high-voltage distribution network plant
- Industrial automation
- Complex, adaptive and distributed control systems