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Dr Robinson worked as a design engineer before joining the University of Bath as a lecturer.

He worked on high-frequency power converters and controls for the machine-drives industry, and specialised power electronics for the control of electromagnetic fields at the Science and Engineering Research Council’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Oxfordshire.

He was responsible for the design and development of the 0.8 MW AC power-supply for the main beam-line magnets of the ISIS proton synchrotron operating at RAL, Oxfordshire. He has a PhD from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Research

  • Analysis and design of power electronics for high performance motor drives, power-factor correction and power conversion systems.
  • The application and low-noise switching of modern power semiconductor devices. Optimising the electrical and thermal utilisation of modern power-semiconductor-devices, e.g. power MOSFET, IGBT, IGCT, GCT, FRED diodes in high-frequency machine inverters, active filters and switching amplifiers.
  • Modelling and simulation of power-semiconductor effects and power electronics systems.

Willing to supervise PhD

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • Power electronics and drives
  • Switch-mode power converters and amplifiers
  • Power semiconductor application.

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Projects

KTP with Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited

Dunn, R. & Robinson, F.

Innovate UK

16/01/1215/01/14

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

KTP with Sonic systems Ltd

Robinson, F. & Shepherd, P.

Innovate UK

14/09/0913/09/12

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

  • Research Output

    • 23 Conference contribution
    • 15 Paper
    • 8 Article
    • 1 Other chapter contribution

    Active-reactive power approaches for optimal placement of charge stations in power systems

    Wang, C., Dunn, R., Robinson, F., Lian, B., Yuan, W. & Redfern, M., 1 Jan 2017, In : International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. 84, p. 87-98 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    A superconducting magnetic energy storage-emulator/battery supported dynamic voltage restorer

    Gee, A. M., Robinson, F. & Yuan, W., 31 Mar 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 32, 1, p. 55-64 10 p., 7567599.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 32 Citations (Scopus)
    89 Downloads (Pure)

    Design and test of a new droop control algorithm for a SMES/battery hybrid energy storage system

    Li, J., Yang, Q., Robinson, F., Liang, F., Zhang, M. & Yuan, W., 1 Jan 2017, In : Energy. 118, p. 1110-1122 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 51 Citations (Scopus)

    Using historical data processing method to optimize energy hub

    Yu, D., Robinson, F., Zha, W. & Le Blond, S., 1 Sep 2015, 50th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2015. IEEE, 30

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Maximum power point tracking of PV water pumping system using artificial neural based control

    Aashoor, F. & Robinson, F., 24 Sep 2014, 3rd Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2014). Naples: IET

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Thesis

    Control Strategies for Using Battery Energy Storage Systems for Grid-scale Enhanced Frequency Response

    Author: Ou, W., 29 May 2019

    Supervisor: Dunn, R. (Supervisor) & Robinson, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil

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    Design, Build & Test of an HTS Machine A.C. Loss Measurement Platform: Aircraft Applications

    Author: Patel, J., 19 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Robinson, F. (Supervisor) & Eastham, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Design and Assessment of a Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage System for Remote Area Wind Power Systems

    Author: Gee, A., 8 Oct 2012

    Supervisor: Dunn, R. (Supervisor) & Robinson, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Design and assessment of SMES and battery hybrid energy storage for microgrid applications

    Author: Sun, Q., 29 May 2019

    Supervisor: Robinson, F. (Supervisor) & Pei, X. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Domestic Demand Response to Increase the Value of Wind Power

    Author: Hamidi, V., 1 Nov 2009

    Supervisor: Li, F. (Supervisor), Robinson, F. (Supervisor) & Natarajan, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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