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Dr Barry Rawn was appointed as a Lecturer in Power Systems on May 1st, 2015. He contributes to the Institute of Energy Futures as a member of the Smart Power Network Theme. He also serves as a systems analyst for the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility, and as communications officer for the IEEE Working Group on Sustainable Energy for Developing Communities.  He contributes as a reviewer and technical program committee member in the fields of power systems, control systems, and renewable energy.  

After obtaining the BASc in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto in 2002, Barry stayed on to obtain MASc and PhD degrees in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005 and 2010 under the dual supervision of Professors Peter Lehn and Manfredi Maggiore, working on the stability analysis and control of wind energy conversion systems. He accepted postdoctoral research positions within the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and within the Electa research group of the KU Leuven in Belgium, before coming to the United Kingdom. 

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Interested in working together? Please visit my (more regularly updated) personal website for my thoughts on collaboration and topics.

Newest selected publications

De Rijcke, S., Tielens, P., Rawn, B., Van Hertem, D. and Driesen, J. (2015) 'Trading Energy Yield for Frequency Regulation: Optimal Control of Kinetic Energy in Wind Farms'. Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 30. pp. 2469 - 2478. ISSN: 0885-8950 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ergun, H., Rawn, B., Belmans, R. and Van Hertem, D. (2014) 'Technology and Topology Optimization for Multizonal Transmission Systems'. Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 29. pp. 2469 - 2477. ISSN: 0885-8950 Open Access Link

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Samadi, A., Eriksson, R., Soder, L., Rawn, BG. and Boemer, JC. (2014) 'Coordinated Active Power-Dependent Voltage Regulation in Distribution Grids With PV Systems'. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 29 (3). pp. 1454 - 1464. ISSN: 0885-8977 Open Access Link

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