Power and Control Systems Research Laboratory
The research of the Power and Control Systems Research Laboratory is focused in the following principal areas: energy efficient actuators and systems, nonlinear control system theory and industrial applications, power system control and monitoring, applications of power electronics, system modelling and optimisation. The Research Laboratory is active in development and demonstration of new energy saving and energy efficient control technology. Our research is supported by the funding from EPSRC, BCURA, AWM and the industrial partners.
Dr Jianlin Wei (Science City Research Fellow)
Research Fellow 1, to be appointed
Research Fellow 2, to be appointed
Mr Shen Guo (Research Assistant)
Mr Paschalis Zachariades (PhD student)
Mr Xing Luo (PhD student)
Mr Ashraf Khalil (PhD student)
Mr Omar Mohamed (PhD student)
Current Research Projects:
Study of Supercritical Coal
Fired Power Plant Dynamic Responses and Control for Grid Code Compliance
Development of a Novel Energy Efficient Magnetic Scroll Air Motor supported by EPSRC (EP/H004084), Aug. 2009 ~ 2011.
Coal fired power plant on-line condition and safety
monitoring, Proof of Concept Fund, supported by the
Study of Supercritical Coal Fired Power Plant Dynamic Responses - Start-up Funding for UK-China Collaboration Research, supported by E.ON Engineering, 2009.
Mathematical modeling and energy efficiency analysis of scroll air motors, PhD project, 2007 -.
Analysis and robust control of power systems, PhD project 2008 -.
Study of hybrid wind turbines, PhD project, 2008 -.
Deterministic control of nonlinear uncertain dynamic systems
Yuan Yuan Lin-Chen (MPhil, 1999 – 2001)
Nuri A Daw (MPhil, 1999 – 2001)
Ioannis Moschopoulos (RA, 2000 – 2002)
Kary Thanapalan (PhD, 2000 – 2004)
Stephen Mangan (PhD 2000 – 2004, RA 2005- 2007)
Jianlin Wei (PhD, 2002 – 2007)
Jia Ke ( PhD, 2003 – 2007)
Li Yang (PhD, 2004-2009)
Dr Yong Yin (Academic Visitor, 2007-2008)
Dr Leon Shpanin (Research Fellow, 2007-2010)
Completed Research Projects:
Feasibility study of energy recovery from exhaust compressed air and optimisation of scroll air motors (EPSRC)
On-line condition and safety monitoring of power station coal mills using a model based pattern recognition technique (BCURA)
HCCI engine modelling for control (Jaguar)