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    PhD projects

    Active Energy Efficiency in Buildings; Demand Controlled Ventilation in Buildings; Building Occupancy Sensing; Protection Systems for Low Voltage DC (LVDC) distribution Systems; Protection Systems for Smart Cities and Large Industrial Installations

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    I am the course director for Building Services degree Apprenticeships and also teaches modules in Building services systems, with particular focus on Building Services Electrics and intelligent built Environment.

    I started my PhD as a partial scholar following an MSc-distinction in Electrical Engineering Systems at Staffordshire University, UK. This subsequently led to securing a grant of £86,000 from General Electric Grid solutions in Stafford – UK, to develop new protection algorithms for application to DC grids, where I was the main proof-of-concept investigator. Generally, the lack of fast fault detection algorithms has been identified by researchers and systems developers as a major issue in the realisation of DC grids.

    The outcome of my PhD research led to the development of a novel time domain protection algorithm for application to DC grids. This principle, which is based on travelling waves, has been proven and validated; and it is anticipated that it will be implemented in modern micro-processor based relays in the near future. It is envisaged that the novel protection algorithm will also be applicable to low voltage DC distribution (LVDC) systems.

    PhD Project

    I am open to discussions and collaborations in the underlisted and promising research areas in the built environment.  I am also happy to accept PhD and MSc /MRes students.

    Research Interests

    • Protection Systems (AC & DC)
    • Low voltage DC distribution (LVDC) Systems
    • Renewable Energy technologies & Integration
    • Smart Grids and Smart Cities
    • Smart and Intelligent Buildings
    • Active Energy Efficient Systems in Buildings
    • Active and Assisted living (AAL) in Buildings
    • Load Forecasting and Demand Side Management

    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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Doctorate, DC Line Protection for Multi-terminal High Voltage DC (HVDC) Transmission, Staffordshire University

    Mar 2014Dec 2017

    Award Date: 4 Jul 2018

    Higher & Professional Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Technology Assisted Learning as a tool for engancing Collaborative Learning, Staffordshire University

    Sept 2016May 2017

    Award Date: 23 Jun 2017

    Research Methods, Postgraduate Certificate, Research Skills, Staffordshire University

    Jan 2014May 2015

    Award Date: 9 Sept 2015

    Electrical Engineering, MSc, Measurement of Power System Impedance, Staffordshire University

    1 Sept 20101 Dec 2011

    Award Date: 2 Jan 2012

    External positions

    PhD Supervisor- Protection of DC grids, Staffordshire University UK


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