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Guest Lecture: "Protection of Power Systems with a Significant Penetration of Power Electronics"

12:00 AM - 1:30 PM on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Location: 143 Whittemore Hall

Dr. Campbell Booth and Dr. Patrick Norman, both from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., will be the speakers.

The presentation will cover the research being conducted at the University of Strathclyde on the protection of microgrid and aircraft power systems. The fault response of these systems is fundamentally different to that of conventional power systems as a result of the reduced electrical inertia and increased penetration of power electronic devices. The presentation outlines these new research challenges as well as describing some of the solutions proposed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde.

Speaker Bios:
Dr. Campbell Booth received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., in 1991 and 1996, respectively. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde. His research interests include power system protection; plant condition monitoring and intelligent asset management; applications of intelligent system techniques to power system monitoring, protection, and control; knowledge management; and decision support systems.

Dr. Patrick Norman is a member of the full-time research staff within the Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of Strathclyde. He received his B.Eng. degree in electrical and mechanical engineering and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Strathclyde. His current research interests lie in the modeling and simulation, design, control, and protection of aircraft electrical power offtake and distribution systems. He is a member of the SAE AE-7 Aerospace Electrical Power and Equipment committee, including active involvement within the AE-7M model based engineering and AE-7EU Europe subcommittees.