Dr McGrath ’s research addresses fundamental questions concerning the modulation and control of power electronic conversion systems. He has made a significant contribution to the understanding of multilevel converters, including the fundamental modulation principles and dynamic control problems such as natural balancing mechanisms. Particular research interests include:
- Modulation theory for power electronic systems.
- Advanced converter topologies, such as multilevel and current-fed converters.
- High performance closed loop control and dynamic modelling of power electronic systems.
- Power electronic applications, including motor drives, DC-DC converters for battery chargers and grid connected inverters.
- Senior lecturer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Program director:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) – BH075
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) / Bachelor of Business (Management) – BH081
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) / Bachelor of Commerce – BH083
- PhD Monash 2003
- BE(Hons) Monash 1997
- BSc Monash 1997
- GCertHighEd Monash 2010
- Recipient of the Douglas Lampard research medal from Monash University, 2004.
- Member of the IEEE and the following societies within this body:
- Industry Applications Society (IAS)
- Power Electronics Society (PELS)
- Industrial Electronics Society (IES)
- Associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
- Associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
- May 2010 – present, Senior lecturer : School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University
- 2010, Senior lecturer : Dept. of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University
- 2007 – 2010, Lecturer : Dept. of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University
- 2005 – 2007, Lecturer : School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Newcastle.
- Riedel, J.,Holmes, G.,McGrath, B.,Teixeira, C. (2017). ZVS soft switching boundaries for dual active bridge DC-DC converters using frequency domain analysis In: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 32, 3166 - 3179
- McGrath, B.,du Toit Mouton, H. (2016). One-dimensional spectral analysis techniques for multilevel PWM strategies In: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31, 6910 - 6919
- Teixeira, C.,McGrath, B.,Holmes, G. (2016). A state machine decoder for phase disposition pulsewidth modulation of three-phase coupled-inductor semi-bridge converters In: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 52, 2378 - 2386
- Kabiridehkordi, R.,Holmes, G.,McGrath, B. (2016). Control of active and reactive power ripple to mitigate unbalanced grid voltages In: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 52, 1660 - 1668
- Mirzaeva, G.,Goodwin, G.,McGrath, B.,Teixeira, C.,Rivera, M. (2016). A Generalized MPC Framework for the Design and Comparison of VSI Current Controllers In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 63, 5816 - 5826
- Rodriguez Guerra, J.,Holmes, G.,McGrath, B.,Teixeira, C. (2016). Energy harvesting from medium voltage electric fields using pulsed flyback conversion In: Proceedings of the 8th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC-ECCE Asia 2016), Hefei, China, 22-26 May 2016
- Davoodnezhad, R.,Holmes, G.,McGrath, B.,Vahidnia, A. (2016). Self-synchronising stator terminal control of permanent magnet synchronous generators for wind energy conversion systems In: 2016 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, Vancouver, Canada, 27-30 June 2016
- Kabiridehkordi, R.,Holmes, G.,McGrath, B.,Meegahapola, L. (2015). LV grid voltage regulation using transformer electronic tap changing, with PV inverter reactive power injection In: IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 3, 1182 - 1192
- Mohzani, Z.,McGrath, B.,Holmes, G. (2015). A generalized natural balance model and balance booster filter design for three-level neutral-point-clamped converters In: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 51, 4605 - 4613
- Wang, J.,Yu, X.,McGrath, B.,Zhong, J. (2014). Identifying line vulnerability in power system using maximum flow based complex network theory In: Proceedings of The 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2014), Dallas, United States, 29 October - 1 November 2014
- Regulation of the Cell Bus Voltages of Large Scale Modular Multilevel Converters: Advanced Energy Converters for Future Electricity Grids. Funded by: ARC Discovery Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2016)
- Practice-based Systematized Nomenclature (SNOMED) concept learning for drug-disease precaution early detection and refinement. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grant 2010 Round 2 from (2011 to 2015)
7 PhD Completions7 PhD Current Supervisions