Researcher

Mr Muhammad Ali

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power), Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells), Industrial Electronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Biography

Currently, I am working as PostDoc Researcher on an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded research project “Addressing Barriers to Efficient Renewable Integration” since October 2020 at UNSW, Australia. The project partners are ElectraNet Pty Ltd, Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd and Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). As a PostDoc Researcher on this project, I have worked with Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on...view more

Currently, I am working as PostDoc Researcher on an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded research project “Addressing Barriers to Efficient Renewable Integration” since October 2020 at UNSW, Australia. The project partners are ElectraNet Pty Ltd, Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd and Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). As a PostDoc Researcher on this project, I have worked with Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on renewable energy integration standards for Australian power grid.

Recently, I worked as Intern on a DANTE Aeronautical - UNSW joint collaboration project to design a ground rig to test the integrated powerplant of an electric aircraft. The internship is supported by Australian Government through Australian Postgraduate Research Internship (APR.Intern) program.

I did my PhD in electrical engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in March 2021. During my PhD, I worked on the power control of virtual oscillator-controlled inverters in microgrids. My expertise lies in the field of dispatchable inverter control techniques for microgrids with high penetration of renewable energy sources. I received Tuition Fee Scholarship and Research Stipend from UNSW in 2017 and IEEE IES S&YP Paper Assistance at Power Electronics and Motion Control (PEMC) conference in 2018.

My PhD Supervisors were:

  • Professor John E. Fletcher (Primary Supervisor)
  • Dr. Hendra I. Nurdin (Joint Supervisor)

I am also working as a Casual Academic at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. I have performed lab demonstration and exam marking duties for several undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

I am a Graduate Student Member of IEEE, IEEE Power Electronics Society and IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.


My Qualifications

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2021.
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2015.
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan,  2011.

My Research Activities

My areas of expertise include:

  • Dispatchable generation
  • Virtual oscillator control
  • Renewable energy and microgrids
  • Power control
  • Nonlinear control theory
  • Model predictive control of power converters
  • Hydrogen fuel cell
  • High energy density lithium-ion batteries
  • Powerplant of electric aircrafts
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Location

Room 402, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications