Professor Firuz Zare

ARC Future Fellowship

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
f.zare@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69180

Overview

Prof Firuz Zare received his BSc (Eng) in Electronic Engineering, M.Sc in Power Engineering and PhD in Power Electronics in 1989, 1995 and 2001, respectively. He has spent over 20 years in both academia and industry and has been collaborating with several international research centres and industry in Europe, USA and Japan in the fields of:

  • Power Converters: topology, control, design and optimization
  • Power Quality Analysis: device and system levels
  • Nanosecond Pulsed Power Technology: topology, concept and applications

Prof. Zare is an academic staff at the University of Queensland in Australia and has published over 230 peer reviewed journal & conference papers, technical reports and three patentsin the area of Power Engineering. He has supervised 11 PhD students to completion. He established a joint chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics/Industrial Electronics/ Industry Applications Societies in Queensland in 2017 and has supported the chapter as a committee member till present.

He has secured several research funds including eight ARCs, one Danish Research Council competitive research fund and over 20 industry based projects, over AU$ 9M since 2007.

  • One of the Chief Investigators, Global Innovation Linkage (2019-2022)
  • First Chief Investigator, ARC Linkage grant (2018-2021, LP170100902)
  • First Chief Investigator, ARC Linkage grant (2017-2020, LP160101675)
  • First Chief Investigator, ARC Future Fellowship (2016-2020, FT150100042)
  • First Chief Investigator, ARC Discovery grant (2007-2009, DP0774497)
  • First Chief Investigator, ARC Linkage grant (2007-2009, LP0774899)
  • One of the Chief Investigators, ARC LIEF grant (2008, LE0883074)
  • First Chief Investigator, ARC Discovery grant (2009-2011, DP0986853)
  • Second Chief Investigator, ARC Discovery grant (2010-2013, DP0774092)
  • First Chief Investigator, the Danish Innovation Fund (2014-2017)

Prof Zare has received several awards such as:

  • One of the high quality journal papers of May 2019 nominated by the IEEE Power Electronics (TPEL) Committee
  • The 2015 Innovation and Excellence Awards (the 3rd place) under the 10th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship ECIE 2015, Italy.
  • Pasteur Program 2015 leadership program, Harvard Business School in Boston, USA and Denmark, Jan-Dec 2015
  • Innovation Competition at Danfoss Company in 2015.
  • Recipient of the National Safe Work Australia Award by Queensland Government, (2011)
  • Dean’s Commendation Award for high quality supervision of two PhD graduate students (2011)
  • Recipient of the Australian Academy of Science International Linkage Fellowship (2010)
  • Recipient of a prestigious QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship (2009)
  • Recipient of the John Madsen Medal from Australian Institute of Engineers for the best journal paper (2009)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for an outstanding contribution to symposium workshops and tutorials at Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility in conjunction with the 19th International Zurich Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (Singapore, 2008)
  • Recipient of QUT Early Career Research Award (2007)
  • Awarded the Australian Academy of Technological Science Symposium Fellowship by Australian Academy of Technological Science (2001)
  • Awarded Cigre student paper prize at AUPEC 2000 conference in Australia (2000)

Editorial Membership:

  • Editor in Chief of Power Electronics Journal, July 2016 - present
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Access journal, Dec 2015.present
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Emerging Topics in Power Electronics, Sep 2014
  • Editorial Board member of an International Electronic Engineering Journal (AIMS Press)

Memberships

  • Member of Danish Standardization Committee (2013-2016)
  • Member of International IEC Committee Working group 1, 8 and 9 (2013-Present)
  • Member of Australian Standardization Committee (2017-present)
  • Senior Member of the IEEE

Leadership

Prof Zare has a leadership certificate from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA (Jan-Nov 2015). He was awarded a technology leadership program by the Danish Innovation Council, to attend one year program delivered by Harvard Business School. The goal of this program was to educate innovators on how to develop new technologies. In his leadership roles, he has explored and discussed many challenging issues from project management to academic staff interaction and from different disciplines to maintain and expand collaborations relevant to these themes:

- Strategy & Innovation

- Negotiations, Organizations and Markets

- Commercialising Science

- Project Management

- Leadership & Networking

He has also an Academic Leadership certificate from Ethos Australia (Feb-Dec 2009).

Research Interests

  • Power Electronics and Control
    Power electronics refers to control and conversion of electrical power - from milliwatts to hundreds of megawatts - using semiconductor power devices operating in switching mode. Among the variety of power electronics applications; renewable energy, pulsed power, and industrial systems have been mainly taken into consideration in power electronics research area.
  • Renewable Energy Systems
    In this century, electric power production will face dramatic changes in both physical infrastructure and control systems. A shift will occur from relatively large concentrated generation centres to more diverse and distributed generation systems. Power Electronics is a key technology to utilize renewable energy systems for smart and future grids. Single-phase and three-phase Active Front End (AFE) systems are key bidirectional technologies which are utilized in all modern renewable energy systems. Developing an advanced control system with an optimum front end filter are the main challenging issues of grid connected renewable energy systems.
  • EMI/EMC and Harmonics
    Pulse width modulation (PWM) is a strategy which is used to control magnitude and/or frequency of output voltage in power electronic converters. It varies duty cycle of the converter switches at a switching frequency to achieve desired voltage and/or current waveform with minimum harmonics and ripples. Fast switching transients (which produce high dv/dt and di/dt) generated by power converters interact with parasitic capacitive and inductive couplings in different parts of power converters - including heatsink, cables and electric motors. These can cause many unwanted problems such as: grounding and leakage currents, shaft voltage and resultant bearing currents, conductive and radiated Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and over voltages. Current and voltage harmonics at different frequency ranges are generated by Power Electronics systems both at load and grid sides which need to be suppressed by proper active and passive methods.
  • Pulsed Power
    Pulsed voltage with short duration and high amplitude - known as pulsed power - has a diverse range of applications such as in ozonising, sterilizing, recycling, medical and military systems. Power electronics systems are utilized in many applications in order to provide a flexible and a reliable pulsed voltage with controlled energy level suitable for many applications.
  • Wide Band Gap Devices
    For several decades, Silicon (Si) based power electronics switches have been used in many different low and high power electronics systems. New developments in semiconductors have allowed Si semiconductor technology to approach the theoretical limits of the Si material but these switches cannot fulfil new requirements such as operating at higher switching frequencies with fast switching transients. To overcome these limitations, new semiconductor materials for power device applications are needed. Over the past two decades, significant efforts and development have been performed on new semiconductor materials called Wide Band Gap (WBG) semiconductors, such as Silicon Carbide (SiC), Gallium Nitride (GaN) due to their superior electrical and thermal performances compared to silicon power switching devices. It is challenging to develop and design a compact high power converter based on WBG devices due to reliability and packaging issues of the whole system.

Research Impacts

Professor zare has integrated important design factors with fundamental research concepts and mathematical analysis to address "Emerging Issues of Future Grids" based on inter-disciplinary research projects. His research contributions have supported real-world projects in power engineering and have advanced knowledge in:

  • Grid connected inverters for renewable energy systems
  • High efficient energy conversion systems (Motor Drive Systems)
  • Grid robustness and power quality of future grids (0 - 2 kHz and 2 - 150 kHz)
  • Impact of high penetration of grid-connected power electronics on distribution networks

Professor Zare was nominated, then elected by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Technical Committee 77 (Harmonics) in 2013 as a convenor and Task Force Leader in the area of “Grid Connected Renewable Energy Systems”. His remit has been to manage and prepare a new standard for solar inverters and wind turbines to be utilised in all power networks around the world. This has been a very prestigious and challenging position. His significant contribution has been the preparation of several technical reports, in collaboration with the members, which will be published as a new international standard IEC 61000-3- 16. The first edition of this standard has been developed based on many years of research work in the area of power quality and energy efficiency, in close collaboration with international partners.

He is an expert in harmonic and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) issues in Power Electronics systems and has developed device and system simulation tools (virtual design approach) at micro and macro levels. He has successfully completed many national and international projects to mitigate harmonics and EMI and analyse failure modes in grid connected motor drives and inverters such as:

  • shaft voltage and ball bearing analysis
  • active and passive EMI and power filters
  • high frequency modellings of cables, AC machines and transformers

His commitment to innovative teaching design and development to support power electronics engineers and scientists as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students is further evidenced by his development of a comprehensive Power Electronics Education E-Books (www.peeeb.dk). He published two books: introduction and advanced power electronics - which includes a virtual lecture with all teaching and simulation materials and interactive tutorials. Since 2007, on average, over 5,600 students and engineers from 75 different countries visit the website each year and download the free-access teaching materials. Its influence has been pervasive with copies sent to more than 300 universities.

Professor Zare proposed a new teaching approach for Entrepreneurship and presented to the 10th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Italy in 2015 received the third place Innovation and Excellence Award. This concept introduces an innovative industry-based active learning, available to all students to be able to understand real world project and challenges. The main aim is to connect Innovation and Entrepreneurship teaching content, and create an active teaching and learning culture at undergraduate level across all disciplines to:

- encourage students to practice innovation in an interactive way

- create dynamic synergy and communication between different disciplines.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland Institute of Technology

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Pulsed power systems deliver energy over very short durations, resulting in huge peak powers released in the form of pulsed electromagnetic waves, plasmas, shock waves, radicals and light. The pulse signal has different parameters: polarity, magnitude, pulse width, frequency and rise and fall time. These various forms of highly compressed energy present many new, partially and unexplored opportunities for practical uses in industry, bioprocessing and medicine.

    Industrial applications of pulsed power show potential in many and disparate fields, including recycling (concrete and e-waste), pollutant control (reduction of gas and particulate matter), defence (electromagnetic waves and underwater shock wave) and plasma physics (sputtering and materials processing). The application of high-repetition and high-performance pulsed power to living organisms provides novel physical and chemical stress to biological systems, opening a new field known as Bioelectrics. By varying pulse properties, the cell membranes or the internal mechanisms inside the cell cytoplasm or nucleus can be affected. Bioelectrics may be applied to target cells, bacteria and complex environments and ecosystems including plant and animal species. Bioelectrics applications of pulsed power are still primitive but include decontaminations and sterilizations (water, wastewater and juice), food processing (pasteurization of milk, wine processing, advanced plant processing) and biotechnology (algae and waste treatment). However, there are potentially many more including barely explored biomedical uses.

    Project topics:

    1. Water treatment and decontamination
    2. Food processing (milk, wine, juice,..)
    3. Agricultural applications
    4. NOx, PM and pollutant control
    5. Mining dewatering
    6. Unconventional Gas Reservoir stimulation
  • When an electrical energy is stored in a system over a long time and is released over a short time, a huge amount of peak power can be delivered to a load. This is known as pulsed power, a powerful pulse with a short pulse width. There are two different types of energies which can create pulsed power such as a) switching of voltage (electric field) stored in a capacitor and b) switching of current (magnetic field) stored in an inductor.

    Project topics:

    1. High voltage pulsed power generators
    2. Nanosecond pulsed power technology
    3. high power and high frequency converters
  • There are a number of projects in different fields of power electronics technology and applications:

    1. Grid connected inverters (control and stability)
    2. DC grids (control, system architecture and protection)
    3. Grid robustness and energy efficiency of future grids
    4. Power quality and harmonic emissions in distribution networks: 2-150 kHz
    5. Electromagnetic Interferences in Power Electronics Systems (modelling and analysis)
    6. High frequency modelling of transformers, cables and AC machines
    7. Failure mode analysis of converters, adjustable AC drives, cables, transformers and renewable energy systems

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz and Abdelhakim, Ahmed (2018). Active rectifiers and their control. In Frede Blaabjerg (Ed.), Control of power electronic converters and systems (pp. 3-52) London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-816136-4.00013-0

  • Blaabjerg, Frede, Wang, Huai, Davari, Pooya, Qu, Xiaohui and Zare, Firuz (2017). Energy saving and efficient energy use by power electronic systems. In Nicu Bizon, Frede Blaabjerg, Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei and Erol Kurt (Ed.), Energy harvesting and energy efficient: technology, methods, and applications (pp. 1-14) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-49875-1_1

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Sun, Weidong, Yang, Lijun, Hao, Jian and Zare, Firuz (2019). 3D electric field simulation of converter transformer with real insulation materials utilized in HVDC systems. In: ICHVE 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application. 2018 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application, ICHVE 2018, Athens, Greece, (). 10-13 September 2018. doi:10.1109/ICHVE.2018.8642072

  • Yaghoobi, Jalil, Zare, Firuz, Rehman, Tayyab and Rathnayake, Hansika (2019). Analysis of high frequency harmonics in distribution networks: 9 – 150 kHz. In: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT). 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Melbourne, Australia, (1229-1234). 13-15 February, 2019. doi:10.1109/icit.2019.8755071

  • Martin, Daniel, Zare, Firuz, Marks, Judith, Caldwell, Greg and McPherson, Lindsay (2019). Assessing and mitigating the impact of large-scale solar and wind farm inverters on power transformers – a preliminary investigation. In: Techcon, Sydney, NSW Australia, (). 4-5th April 2019.

  • Alduraibi, Abdulrahman, Yaghoobi, Jalil, Rathnayake, Hansika, Zare, Firuz and Sharma, Rahul (2019). Dynamic analysis of a modular three-phase rectifier system with harmonic mitigation function: Addressing IEC 61000-3-12. In: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT). 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Melbourne, Australia, (1235-1240). 13-15 February, 2019. doi:10.1109/icit.2019.8755236

  • Rathnayake, Hansika, Khajeh, Kiarash Gharani, Zare, Firuz and Sharma, Rahul (2019). Harmonic analysis of grid-tied active front end inverters for the frequency range of 0-9 kHz in distribution networks: Addressing future regulations. In: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT). 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Melbourne, Australia, (446-451). 13-15 February, 2019. doi:10.1109/icit.2019.8755015

  • Habibullah, Mohamad, Mithulananthan, N., Zare, Firuz and Sharma, Rahul (2019). Impact of control systems on power quality at common DC bus in DC grid. In: Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia (GTD Asia). IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia (GTD Asia 2019), Bangkok, Thailand, (411-416). 19-23 March 2019. doi:10.1109/GTDAsia.2019.8715875

  • Wang, Haoran, Davari, Pooya, Wang, Huai, Kumar, Dinesh, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2018) Lifetime estimation of DC-link capacitors in adjustable speed drives under grid voltage unbalances. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, . doi:10.1109/TPEL.2018.2863701

  • Alduraibi, Abdulrahman, Yaghoobi, Jalil, Zare, Firuz and Sharma, Rahul (2018). A new technology to reduce harmonic emission in distribution networks: Addressing IEC 61000-3-12. In: 2018 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC). Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Auckland, New Zealand, (). 27-30 November 2018. doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2018.8758007

  • Yaghoobi, Jalil, Alduraibi, Abdulrahman and Zare, Firuz (2018). Current harmonic estimation techniques based on voltage measurements in distribution networks. In: 2018 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC). Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Auckland, New Zealand, (). 27-30 November 2018. doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2018.8757929

  • Rehman, Tayyab, Yaghoobi, Jalil and Zare, Firuz (2018). Harmonic issues in future grids with grid connected solar inverters: 0-9 kHz. In: 2018 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC). Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Auckland, New Zealand, (). 27-30 November 2018. doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2018.8757979

  • Wang, Haoran, Davari, Pooya, Wang, Huai, Kumar, Dinesh, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2018). Lifetime benchmarking of two DC-link passive filtering configurations in adjustable speed drives. In: APEC 2018 - 33rd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition. 33rd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2018, San Antonio, TX, United States, (228-233). 4-8 March 2018. doi:10.1109/APEC.2018.8341014

  • Zare, Firuz, Davari, Pooya and Blaabjerg, Frede (2017). A Modular Active Front-End Rectifier With Electronic Phase Shifting for Harmonic Mitigation in Motor Drive Applications. In: 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee Wi, (5440-5450). Sep 18-22, 2016. doi:10.1109/TIA.2017.2726506

  • Zare, Firuz , Davari, Pooya and Blaabjerg, Frede (2017). A multi-pulse front-end rectifier system with electronic phase-shifting for harmonic mitigation in motor drive applications. In: ECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings. 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016, Milwaukee, WI, United States, (). 18 - 22 September 2016. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2016.7854711

  • Davari, Pooya, Yang, Yongheng, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2017). A review of electronic inductor technique for power factor correction in three-phase adjustable speed drives. In: ECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings. 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016, Milwaukee, WI, United States, (). 18 - 22 September 2016. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2016.7854767

  • Kumar, Dinesh, Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2017). Analysis of three-phase rectifier systems with controlled DC-link current under unbalanced grids. In: 2017 Thirty Second Annual Ieee Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC). 32nd IEEE Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Tampa, FL, United States, (2179-2186). 26-30 May 2017. doi:10.1109/APEC.2017.7931001

  • John, Blessy, Ghosh, Arindam and Zare, Firuz (2017). Droop control in low voltage islanded microgrids for sharing nonlinear and unbalanced loads. In: TENSYMP 2017 - IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities, TENSYMP 2017, Cochin, India, (). July 14-16, 2017. doi:10.1109/TENCONSpring.2017.8069980

  • Zare, Firuz, Ghosh, Arindam, Davari, Pooya and Blaabjerg, Frede (2017). Dynamic and control analysis of Modular Multi-Parallel Rectifiers (MMR). In: 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017. 2017 9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE), Cincinnati, OH, United States, (1701-1707). 1-5 October 2017. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2017.8095998

  • Soltani, Hamid, Davari, Pooya, Kumar, Dinesh, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2017). Effects of DC-link filter on harmonic and interharmonic generation in three-phase adjustable speed drive systems. In: 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017. 9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017, Cincinnati, OH, United States, (675-681). 1-5 October 2017. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2017.8095849

  • AlyanNezhadi, Mohammad. M., Hassanpour, Hamid and Zare, Firuz (2017). Grid Impedance Estimation Using Low Power Signal Injection in Noisy Measurement Condition based on Wavelet Denoising. In: 2017 3rd Iranian Conference On Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems (ICSPIS). 3rd Iranian Conference on Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems (ICSPIS), Shahrood, Iran, (81-86). 20-21 December 2017. doi:10.1109/ICSPIS.2017.8311594

  • Soltani, Hamid, Davari, Pooya, Blaabjerg, Frede and Zare, Firuz (2017). Harmonic Distortion Performance of Multi Three-Phase SCR-Fed Drive Systems with Controlled DC-Link Current under Unbalanced Grid. In: Proceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE-Industrial-Electronics-Society (IECON), Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, (1210-1214). 1 November - 29 October 2017. doi:10.1109/IECON.2017.8216206

  • Sharma, Rahul and Zare, Firuz (2017). On the Significance of Analysing Duty Cycle Saturation Nonlinearity in LCL Filter Control Systems. In: 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (Aupec). Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Melbourne Australia, (1-5). 19-22 November 2017. doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282410

  • Alyan Nezhadi, Mohammad M., Zare, Firuz and Hassanpour, Hamid (2017). Passive grid impedance estimation using several short-term low power signal injections. In: 2016 2nd International Conference of Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems, ICSPIS 2016. 2nd International Conference of Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems, ICSPIS 2016, Tehran, Iran, (81-85). 14 - 15 December 2016. doi:10.1109/ICSPIS.2016.7869883

  • Soltani, Hamid, Davari, Pooya, Blaabjerg, Frede and Zare, Firuz (2017). Performance evaluation of Electronic inductor based adjustable speed drives with respect to line current interharmonics. In: 2017 Thirty Second Annual Ieee Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (Apec). 32nd IEEE Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Tampa, FL, United States, (3171-3178). 26-30 May 2017. doi:10.1109/APEC.2017.7931150

  • Yang, Yongheng, Davari, Pooya, Blaabjerg, Frede and Zare, Firuz (2017). Power-quality-oriented optimization in multiple three-phase adjustable speed drives. In: ECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings. 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016, Milwaukee, WI, United States, (). 18 - 22 September 2016. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2016.7855362

  • Zare, Firuz (2017). Pulse width modulated voltage issues in motor drive systems. In: Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2011 . IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2011 , Gdansk, Poland, (2567-2744). 27-30 June 2011. doi:10.1109/ISIE.2011.5984421

  • Majumder, Ritwik, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2017). Stability analysis and control of multiple converter based autonomous microgrid. In: IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Christchurch, New Zealand, (1663-1668). 9-11 December 2009. doi:10.1109/ICCA.2009.5410253

  • Wang, Huai, Davari, Pooya, Kumar, Dinesh, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2017). The impact of grid unbalances on the reliability of DC-link capacitors in a motor drive. In: 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE). 2017 9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Cincinnati, OH, United States, (4345-4350). 1 - 5 October 2017. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2017.8096748

  • Zare, Firuz (2016). A New Concept to Design Inductors with Low Conducted and Radiated Emission Noises. In: 2016 18th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications (Epe'16 Ecce Europe). 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE), Karlsruhe, Germany, (). 5-9 September 2016. doi:10.1109/EPE.2016.7695267

  • Yang, Yonheng, Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2016). Addressing the unbalance loading issue in multi-drive systems with a DC-link modulation scheme for harmonic reduction. In: Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC). 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Long Beach, CA, USA, (221-228). 20-24 March 2016. doi:10.1109/APEC.2016.7467876

  • Davari, Pooya, Yang, Yongheng, Zare, Firuz and Blaabierg, Frede (2016). Adjustable speed drives and power quality: challenges and cost-effective opportunities. In: 2016 IEEE 8th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC-ECCE Asia). 8th IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC-ECCE Asia), Hefei, Peoples Republic of China, (). 22-26 May 2016.

  • Yang, Yongheng, Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2016). Deliberately dispatched SCR firing angles for harmonic mitigation in three-phase multi-drive systems without communication. In: Proceedings of the 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016). 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, (). 19-21 April 2016. doi:10.1049/cp.2016.0246

  • Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz, Yang, Yongheng, Kumar, Dinesh and Blaabjerg, Frede (2016). Energy Saving in Three-Phase Diode Rectifiers Using EI Technique with Adjustable Switching Frequency Scheme. In: 2016 18th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications (Epe'16 Ecce Europe). 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE), Karlsruhe, Germany, (). 5-9 September 2016. doi:10.1109/EPE.2016.7695451

  • Zare, Firuz and Kumar, Dinesh (2016). Harmonics analysis of industrial and commercial distribution networks with high penetration of power electronics converters. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2016. 2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2016, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 25 - 28 September 2016. doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2016.07749283

  • Soltani, Hamid, Davari, Pooya, Loh, Poh Chiang, Blaabjerg, Frede and Zare, Firuz (2016). Input current interharmonics in adjustable speed drives caused by fixed-frequency modulation techniques. In: Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2016 IEEE. Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Long Beach, CA, United States, (229-235). 20-24 March 2016. doi:10.1109/APEC.2016.7467877

  • Zare, Firuz (2016). Modular Multi-Parallel Rectifiers (MMR) with controlled DC link current. In: 2016 18th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'16 ECCE Europe). 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE), Rheinstetten, Germany, (). 5-9 September 2016. doi:10.1109/EPE.2016.7695338

  • Zare, Firuz (2016). Modular Multi-Parallel Rectifiers (MMR) with two DC link current sensors. In: Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2016 IEEE. Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, WI, United States, (). 18-22 September, 2016. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2016.7855271

  • Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2016). Pulse Pattern-Modulated Strategy for Harmonic Current Components Reduction in Three-Phase AC-DC Converters. In: IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Montreal Canada, (3182-3192). Sep 20-24, 2015. doi:10.1109/TIA.2016.2539922

  • Davari, Pooya, Yang, Yongheng, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2015). A Novel Harmonic Elimination Approach in Three-Phase Multi-Motor Drives. In: 2015 Ieee Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (Ecce). IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Montreal Canada, (7001-7008). 20-24 September 2015. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2015.7310640

  • Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2015). A Smart Current Modulation Scheme for Harmonic Reduction in Three-Phase Motor Drive Applications. In: 2015 17th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications (Epe'15 Ecce-Europe). 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE ECCE-Europe), Geneva Switzerland, (). 8-10 September 2015. doi:10.1109/EPE.2015.7309219

  • Zuccherato, Marco and Zare, Firuz (2015). Analysis and Modelling of a Permanent Magnet Biased Inductor Used in Motor Drive Systems. In: 2015 17th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications (Epe'15 Ecce-Europe). 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE ECCE-Europe), Geneva Switzerland, (). 8-10 September 2015. doi:10.1109/EPE.2015.7309383

  • Zare, Firuz, Kumar, Dinesh, Lungeanu, Marian and Andreas, Aupke (2015). Electromagnetic interference issues of power electronics systems with wide band gap semiconductor devices. In: 2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE). IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, (5946-5951). Sep 20-24, 2015. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2015.7310494

  • Soltani, H., Loh, P. C., Blaabjerg, F. and Zare, F. (2015). Interharmonic Mitigation of Adjustable Speed Drives using an Active DC-Link Capacitor. In: 2015 9th International Conference On Power Electronics and Ecce Asia (Icpe-Ecce Asia). 9th International Conference on Power Electronics and ECCE Asia (ICPE-ECCE Asia), Seoul South Korea, (2018-2024). 1-5 June 2015. doi:10.1109/ICPE.2015.7168055

  • Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz and Blaabjerg, Frede (2015). Pulse Pattern Modulated Strategy for Harmonic Current Components Reduction in Three-Phase AC-DC Converters. In: 2015 Ieee Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (Ecce). IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Montreal Canada, (5968-5975). Sep 20-24, 2015. doi:10.1109/ECCE.2015.7310497

  • Zare, Firuz (2014). A Novel Harmonic Elimination Method for a Three-phase Diode Rectifier with Controlled DC Link Current. In: 2014 16th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (Pemc). 16th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (PEMC), Antalya Turkey, (985-989). 21-24 September 2014. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2014.6980636

  • Kumar, Dinesh and Zare, Firuz (2014). Analysis of Harmonic Mitigations using Hybrid Passive Filters. In: 2014 16th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (Pemc). 16th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (PEMC), Antalya Turkey, (945-951). 21-24 September 2014. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2014.6980629

  • Zare, Firuz (2014). Harmonics Issues of Three-Phase Diode Rectifiers with a Small DC Link Capacitor. In: 2014 16th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (Pemc). 16th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (PEMC), Antalya Turkey, (912-917). 21-24 September 2014. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2014.6980623

  • Soltani, Hamid, Loh, Poh Chiang, Blaabjerg, Frede and Zare, Firuz (2014). Interharmonic analysis and mitigation in adjustable speed drives. In: Iecon 2014 - 40Th Annual Conference of the Ieee Industrial Electronics Society. 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE-Industrial-Electronics-Society (IECON), Dallas TX, United States, (1556-1561). Oct 29-Nov 01, 2014. doi:10.1109/IECON.2014.7048709

  • Davari, Pooya, Ghasemi, Negareh and Zare, Firuz (2014). Power Converters Design and Analysis for High Power Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Transducers. In: 2014 16Th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications (Epe'14-Ecce Europe). 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE-ECCE Europe), Lappeenranta Finland, (). 26-28 August 2014. doi:10.1109/EPE.2014.6910986

  • Soltani, Hamid, Loh, Poh Chiang, Blaabjerg, Frede and Zare, Firuz (2014). Sources and Mitigation of Interharmonics in Back-To-Back Controllable Drives. In: 2014 16th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications (Epe'14-Ecce Europe). 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE-ECCE Europe), Lappeenranta Finland, (). 26-28 August 2014. doi:10.1109/EPE.2014.6910920

  • Mokhtari, G., Nourbakhsh, G., Zare, F. and Ghosh, A. (2013). A new distributed control strategy to coordinate multiple dstatcoms in LV network. In: 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG). 4th IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), Rogers, AR, USA, (). 8-11 July 2013. doi:10.1109/PEDG.2013.6785643

  • Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz and Ghosh, Arindam (2013). Analysing DBD plasma lamp intensity versus power consumption using a push-pull pulsed power supply. In: 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE) Proceedings. 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE), Lille, France, (). 2-6 September 2013. doi:10.1109/EPE.2013.6634416

  • Goyal, Megha, Ghosh, Arindam and Zare, Firuz (2013). Power sharing control with frequency droop in a hybrid microgrid. In: 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES): Proceedings. 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 21-25 July 2013. doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672290

  • Mazumder, Sumit, Ghosh, Arindam and Zare, Firuz (2013). Voltage quality improvement in distribution networks containing DERs using UPQC. In: 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 21 - 25 July 2013. doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672317

  • Davari, Pooya, Zare, Firuz and Ghosh, Arindam (2012). A Flexible Solid-State Pulsed Power Topology. In: 2012 15th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (Epe/pemc). 15th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (EPE-PEMC ECCE Europe), Novi Sad Serbia, (). Sep 04-06, 2012. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2012.6397281

  • Ghasemi, Negareh, Zare, Firuz, Ghosh, Arindam and Langton, Christian (2012). A High Frequency Current Source Converter with Adjustable Magnitude to Drive High Power Piezoelectric Transducers. In: 2012 15th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (Epe/pemc). 15th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (EPE-PEMC ECCE Europe), Novi Sad Serbia, (). 4-6 September 2012. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2012.6397206

  • Mokhtari, G., Zare, F., Nourbakhsh, G. and Ghosh, A. (2012). A new der coordination in LV network based on the concept of distributed control. In: Proceedings - 2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG . 2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG 2012, 2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG 2012, (). 25 - 28 June 2012. doi:10.1109/PEDG.2012.6253971

  • Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, Ghosh, Arindam and Zabihi, Zeyba (2012). A novel CDVM based high-voltage converter using low power solid-state switches and a tuned resonant circuit designed for pulsed power applications. In: 2012 Power Electronics and Drive Systems Technology (PEDSTC). 3rd Power Electronics and Drive Systems Technology (PEDSTC), Tehran, Iran, (454-460). 15-16 February 2012. doi:10.1109/PEDSTC.2012.6183372

  • Shahnia, Farhad, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2012). An Approach for Current Balancing in Distribution Networks with Rooftop PVs. In: 2012 Ieee Power and Energy Society General Meeting. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego CA, United States, (). 22-26 July 2012. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345227

  • Mokhtari, G., Zare, F., Nourbakhsh, G. and Ghosh, A. (2012). Common DC link in residential LV network to improve the penetration level of Small-Scale Embedded Generators. In: 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG). 2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), Aalborg, Denmark, (15-20). 25-28 June 2012. doi:10.1109/PEDG.2012.6253973

  • Asgarifar, Hajarossadat, Oloyede, Adekunle, Zare, Firuz and Langton, Christian M. (2012). Evaluation cortical bone elasticity in response to pulse power excitation using ultrasonic technique. In: Proceedings of the 9th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2012. 9th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2012, Innsbruck, Austria, (676-680). 15 - 17 February 2012. doi:10.2316/P.2012.764-163

  • Mazumder, Sumit, Ghosh, Arindam, Shahnia, Farhad, Zare, Firuz and Ledwich, Gerard (2012). Excess Power Circulation in Distribution Networks Containing Distributed Energy Resources. In: 2012 Ieee Power and Energy Society General Meeting. General Meeting of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, San Diego CA, United States, (). 22-26 July 2012. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345189

  • Ghasemi, Negareh, Zare, Firuz, Davari, Pooya, Weber, Peter, Langton, Christian and Ghosh, Arindam (2012). Power electronic converters for high power ultrasound transducers. In: 7th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA). 2012 7th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), Singapore, Singapore, (647-652). 18-20 July 2012. doi:10.1109/ICIEA.2012.6360806

  • Dargahi, Mahdi, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2012). Studies in Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) Simulation Using Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS). In: Ieee International Conference On Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (Pedes 2012). IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), Bengaluru India, (). 16-19 December 2012. doi:10.1109/PEDES.2012.6484500

  • Ghasemi, Negareh, Zare, Firuz, Langton, Christian and Ghosh, Arindam (2011). A new unequal DC link voltage configuration for a single phase multilevel converter to reduce low order harmonics. In: Proceedings of the 2011-14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2011). 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2011), Birmingham, UK, (). 30 August-1 September 2011.

  • Zabihi, Sasan, Zabihi, Zeynab and Zare, Firuz (2011). A solid state Marx generator with a novel configuration. In: Proceedings of 19th ICEE 2011 (Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering). 19th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, (). 17-19 May 2011.

  • Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard, Zare, Firuz and Majumder, Ritwik (2011). Stability Analysis for Multiple Voltage Source Converters Connected at a Bus. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference On Smart Grids, Green Communications and It Energy-Aware Technologies (Energy 2011). 1st International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-Aware Technologies (ENERGY), Venice Italy, (185-194). May 22-27, 2011.

  • Zare, Firuz (2011). Tutorial: Lecture 1 Pulse Width Modulated Voltage Issues in Motor Drive Systems. In: 2011 Ieee International Symposium On Industrial Electronics (Isie). 20th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Gdansk Poland, (). 27-30 June 2011. doi:10.1109/ISIE.2011.5984421

  • Zare, Firuz (2011). Tutorial: Lecture 2 Pulse Width Modulated Voltage Issues in Motor Drive Systems. In: 2011 Ieee International Symposium On Industrial Electronics (Isie). 20th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Gdansk Poland, (). 27-30 June 2011. doi:10.1109/ISIE.2011.5984421

  • Zare, Firuz (2011). Tutorial: Lecture 4 Pulse Width Modulated Voltage Issues in Motor Drive Systems. In: 2011 Ieee International Symposium On Industrial Electronics (Isie). 20th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Gdansk Poland, (). 27-30 June 2011. doi:10.1109/ISIE.2011.5984421

  • Shahnia, Farhad, Ghosh, Amand, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2011). Voltage correction in low voltage distribution networks with rooftop PVs using custom power devices. In: IECON 2011: 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Proceedings. IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Melbourne VIC Australia, (991-996). 7-10 November 2011. doi:10.1109/IECON.2011.6119330

  • Shahnia, Farhad, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2011). Voltage unbalance sensitivity analysis of plug-in electric vehicles in distribution networks. In: 2011 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC). 21st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 25-28 September 2011.

  • Shahabi, Neda, Zare, Firuz, Ghosh, Arindam and Ledwich, Gerard (2010). A new configuration for planar magnetic elements to reduce capacitive couplings. In: Proceedings of 14Th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (Epe-Pemc 2010). 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (EPE-PEMC), Ohrid Macedonia, (). Sep 06-08, 2010.

  • Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, Ghosh, Arindam and Akiyama, Hidenori (2010). A new generation of high voltage pulsed power converters. In: Proceedings Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 2010 20th Australasian. 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2010) "Power Quality of the 21st Century", Christchurch, New Zealand, (). 5-8 December 2010.

  • Shahabi, Neda, Boora, Arash A., Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard and Ghosh, Arindom (2010). A novel winding structure in planar inductors to decrease the overall capacitive coupling. In: 2010 20Th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (Aupec 2010). 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) - Power Quality for the 21st Century, Christchurch New Zealand, (). Dec 05-08, 2010.

  • Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard and Ghosh, Arindam (2010). A resonant based marx generator. In: 2010 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC). 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Christchurch, New Zealand, (). 5-8 December 2010.

  • Zare, Firuz, Adabi, Jafar, Nami, Alireza and Ghosh, Arindam (2010). Common mode voltage in a motor drive system with PFC. In: Proceedings of 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference EPE-PEMC 2010. Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (EPE/PEMC), 2010 14th International, Ohrid, Macedonia, (T4-57-T4-64). 6-8 September 2010. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2010.5606609

  • Majumder, Ritwik, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard, Chakrabarti, Saikat and Zare, Firuz (2010). Improved Power Sharing among Distributed Generators using Web Based Communication. In: Ieee Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2010. IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society General Meeting, Minneapolis Mn, (). Jul 25-29, 2010.

  • Majumder, Ritwik, Chaudhuri, Balarko, Ghosh, Arindam, Majumder, Rajat, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2010). Improvement of Stability and Load Sharing in an Autonomous Microgrid Using Supplementary Droop Control Loop. In: Ieee Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2010. IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society General Meeting, Minneapolis Mn, (). Jul 25-29, 2010.

  • Majumder, Ritwik, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2010). Operation and control of hybrid microgrid with angle droop controller. In: IEEE Region 10 Conference on TENCON 2010, Fukuoka Japan, (509-515). Nov 21-24, 2010. doi:10.1109/TENCON.2010.5686716

  • Shahnia, Farhad, Majumder, Ritwik, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2010). Sensitivity Analysis of Voltage Imbalance in Distribution Networks with Rooftop PVs. In: Ieee Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2010. PES General Meeting, Minneapolis Mn, (). Jul 25-29, 2010.

  • Shahnia, Farhad, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2010). Voltage Unbalance Reduction in Low Voltage Distribution Networks with Rooftop PVs. In: 2010 20Th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (Aupec 2010). 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) - Power Quality for the 21st Century, Christchurch New Zealand, (). Dec 05-08, 2010.

  • Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz and Akiyama, Hidenori (2009). A High Voltage Power Converter with a Frequency and Voltage Controller. In: 2009 Ieee Pulsed Power Conference, Vols 1 and 2. 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, Washington Dc, (1247-+). Jun 28-Jul 02, 2009.

  • Majumder, Ritwik, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2009). Angle Droop versus Frequency Droop in a Voltage Source Converter Based Autonomous Microgrid. In: 2009 Ieee Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Vols 1-8. General Meeting of the IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society, Calgary Canada, (4810-4817). Jul 26-30, 2009.

  • Boora, Arash A., Zare, Firuz and Ghosh, Arindam (2009). Application of Dynamic Hysteresis Band Height Control to Improve Output Voltage Transient in Boost and Positive Buck-Boost Converters. In: Epe: 2009 13Th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications, Vols 1-9. 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2009), Barcelona Spain, (2591-2598). Sep 08-10, 2009.

  • Nami, Alireza, Zare, Firuz, Ghosh, Arindam and Blaabjerg, Frede (2009). Cross Voltage Control with Inner Hysteresis Current Control for Multi-output Boost Converter. In: Epe: 2009 13Th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications, Vols 1-9. 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2009), Barcelona Spain, (2074-+). Sep 08-10, 2009.

  • Zare, Firuz, Adabi, Jafar and Ghosh, Arindam (2009). Different Approaches to Reduce Shaft Voltage in AC Generators. In: Epe: 2009 13Th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications, Vols 1-9. 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2009), Barcelona Spain, (2582-2590). Sep 08-10, 2009.

  • Nami, Alireza, Zare, Firuz and Ghosh, Arindam (2009). EMI issues in High Power and High Level Diode-clamped Converters. In: Electromagnetic Compatibility Symposium 2009, Symposium Proceedings. Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Adelaide Australia, (65-70). Sep 16-18, 2009.

  • Boora, Arash A., Zare, Firuz and Ghosh, Arindam (2009). Efficient Voltage/Current Spike Reduction by Active Gate Signaling. In: Electromagnetic Compatibility Symposium 2009, Symposium Proceedings. Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Adelaide Australia, (59-64). Sep 16-18, 2009.

  • Adabi, Jafar, Zare, Firuz and Ghosh, Arindam (2009). End-winding Effect on Shaft Voltage in AC Generators. In: Epe: 2009 13Th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications, Vols 1-9. 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2009), Barcelona Spain, (2572-2581). Sep 08-10, 2009.

  • Zadeh, Ramin Agha, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2009). Online Estimation of Signal Parameters in the Presence of Harmonic and Noise Distortion. In: Epe: 2009 13Th European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications, Vols 1-9. 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2009), Barcelona Spain, (2738-2747). Sep 08-10, 2009.

  • Majumder, Ritwik, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2009). Operation and Control of Single Phase Micro-Sources in a Utility Connected Grid. In: 2009 Ieee Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Vols 1-8. General Meeting of the IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society, Calgary Canada, (4803-4809). Jul 26-30, 2009.

  • Majumder, Ritwik, Shahnia, Farhad, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard, Wishart, Michael and Zare, Firuz (2009). Operation and Control of a Microgrid Containing Inertial and Non-Inertial Micro Sources. In: Tencon 2009 - 2009 Ieee Region 10 Conference, Vols 1-4. IEEE Region 10 Conference 2009, Singapore Singapore, (170-175). Nov 23-26, 2009.

  • Ghosh, Arindam, Majumder, Ritwik, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2009). Power quality enhanced operation and control of a microgrid based custom power park. In: IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Christchurch New Zealand, (1669-1674). Dec 09-11, 2009. doi:10.1109/ICCA.2009.5410254

  • Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz and Akiyama, Hidenori (2009). Using a Current Source to Improve Efficiency of a Plasma System. In: 2009 Ieee Pulsed Power Conference, Vols 1 and 2. 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, Washington Dc, (1253-+). Jun 28-Jul 02, 2009.

  • Boora, Arash A., Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard and Ghosh, Arindam (2008). A general approach to control a Positive Buck-Boost converter to achieve robustness against input voltage fluctuations and load changes. In: 39th IEEE Power Electronic Specialists Conference (PESC 08), Rhodes Greece, (2011-2017). Jun 15-19, 2008. doi:10.1109/PESC.2008.4592239

  • Boora, Arash A., Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard and Ghosh, Arindam (2008). A new DC-DC converter with multi output: Topology and control strategies. In: 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Poznan Poland, (468-474). Sep 01-03, 2008. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2008.4635310

  • Adabi, Jafar, Soltani, Hamid and Zare, Firuz (2008). A pulse width modulation technique for a multilevel converter in high voltage high frequency applications. In: 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Poznan Poland, (718-722). Sep 01-03, 2008. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2008.4635350

  • Adabi, Jafar, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, Ghosh, Arindam and Lorenz, Robert D. (2008). Bearing damage analysis by calculation of capacitive coupling between inner and outer races of a ball bearing. In: 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Poznan Poland, (903-907). Sep 01-03, 2008. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2008.4635382

  • Boora, Arash A., Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard and Ghosh, Arindam (2008). Bidirectional positive buck-boost converter. In: 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Poznan Poland, (723-727). Sep 01-03, 2008. doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2008.4635351

  • Nami, A., Zare, F., Ledwich, G., Ghosh, A. and Blaabjerg, F. (2008). Comparison between symmetrical and asymmetrical single phase multilevel inverter with diode-clamped topology. In: 39th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC 08), Rhodes Isl Greece, (2921-2926). Jun 15-19, 2008. doi:10.1109/PESC.2008.4592393

  • Majumder, Ritwik, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2008). Control of Parallel Converters for Load Sharing with Seamless Transfer between Grid Connected and Islanded Modes. In: 2008 Ieee Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Vols 1-11. General Meeting of the IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society, Pittsburgh Pa, (1816-1822). Jul 20-24, 2008.

  • Zare, Firuz (2008). EMC and Modern Power Electronic Systems Section 2: Ideal and Real Switches. In: 2008 Ieee International Symposium On Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vols 1-3. IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Detroit Mi, (1024-1032). Aug 18-22, 2008.

  • Zare, Firuz (2008). EMC and Modern Power Electronic Systems Section 5: Multilevel Converters. In: 2008 Ieee International Symposium On Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vols 1-3. IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Detroit Mi, (1053-1060). Aug 18-22, 2008.

  • Zare, Firuz (2008). EMC and Modern Power Electronic Systems Section 6: Current Loops. In: 2008 Ieee International Symposium On Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vols 1-3. IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Detroit Mi, (1061-1066). Aug 18-22, 2008.

  • Majumder, Ritwik, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2008). Power System Stability and Load Sharing in Distributed Generation. In: 2008 Joint International Conference On Power System Technology (Powercon) and Ieee Power India Conference, Vols 1 and 2. Joint International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON)/IEEE Power India Conference, New Delhi India, (1158-1163). Oct 12-15, 2008.

  • Saravi, Sina Emrani, Tahani, Abdolhossein, Zare, Firuz and Kordkheili, Reza Ahmadi (2008). The effect of different winding techniques on the stray capacitances of high frequency transformers used in flyback converters. In: 2nd International Power and Energy Conference (PECon 2008), Johor Bahru Malaysia, (1475-1478). Dec 01-03, 2008. doi:10.1109/PECON.2008.4762710

  • Ghoreishy, Hoda, Zare, Firuz, Hassanpour, Hamid and Ledwich, Gerard (2007). A new common-mode voltage reduction technique for multilevel inverters. In: 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering, Vols 1-2. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Perth Australia, (36-+). Dec 09-12, 2007.

  • Nami, A., Zare, F., Ledwich, G., Ghosh, A. and Blaabjerg, F. (2007). A new configuration for multilevel converters with diode clamped topology. In: 2007 Conference Proceedings Ipec, Vols 1-3. IPEC 2007 Meeting, Singapore Singapore, (661-665). Dec 03-06, 2007.

  • Zare, Firuz and Ledwich, Gerard (2007). A new hysteresis current control for three-phase inverters based on adjacent voltage vectors and time error. In: 38th IEEE Power Electronic Specialists Conference, Orlando Fl, (431-436). Jun 17-21, 2007. doi:10.1109/PESC.2007.4342026

  • Zare, Firuz and Nami, Alireza (2007). A new random current control technique for a single-phase inverter with bipolar and unipolar modulations. In: 2007 Power Conversion Conference - Nagoya, Vols 1-3. 4th Power Conversion Conference (PCC-Nagoya 2007), Nagoya Japan, (89-+). Apr 02-05, 2007.

  • Zare, Firuz, Zabihi, Sasan and Ledwich, Gerard (2007). An adaptive hysteresis current control for a multilevel inverter used in an active power filter. In: 2007 European Conference On Power Electronics and Applications, Vols 1-10. 12th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Aalborg Denmark, (1699-1706). Sep 02-05, 2007.

  • Kuo, Chung, Hsieh, Jack, Zare, Firuz and Ledwich, Gerard (2007). An interactive educational learning tool for power electronics. In: 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering, Vols 1-2. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Perth Australia, (353-358). Dec 09-12, 2007.

  • Boora, Arash A., Zare, Firuz, Ghosh, Arindarn and Ledwich, Gerard (2007). Applications of power electronics in railway systems. In: 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering, Vols 1-2. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Perth Australia, (77-85). Dec 09-12, 2007.

  • Soltani, Hamid, Zare, Firuz and Adabi, Jafar (2007). Effects of Switching Time on Output Voltages of a Multilevel Inverter Used in High Frequency Applications. In: 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering, Vols 1-2. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Perth Australia, (562-+). Dec 09-12, 2007.

  • Zare, Firuz and Firouzjaee, Jafar Adabi (2007). Hysteresis band current control for a single phase z-source inverter with symmetrical and asymmetrical Z-network. In: 2007 Power Conversion Conference - Nagoya, Vols 1-3. 4th Power Conversion Conference (PCC-Nagoya 2007), Nagoya Japan, (148-+). Apr 02-05, 2007.

  • Adabi, J., Zare, F., Ledwich, G. and Ghosh, A. (2007). Leakage current and common mode voltage issues in modern AC drive systems. In: 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering, Vols 1-2. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Perth Australia, (476-481). Dec 09-12, 2007.

  • Ledwich, Gerard and Zare, Firuz (2007). Three phase hysteresis controls simple options for improvement. In: 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering, Vols 1-2. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Perth Australia, (203-208). Dec 09-12, 2007.

  • Zare, Firuz and Ledwich, Gerard (2006). A new predictive current control technique for multilevel converters. In: Tencon 2006 - 2006 Ieee Region 10 Conference, Vols 1-4. IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON 2006), Hong Kong Peoples R China, (2097-+). Nov 14-17, 2006.

  • Zabihi, Sasan and Zare, Firuz (2006). Active power filters with unipolar pulse width modulation to reduce switching losses. In: 2006 International Conference On Power Systems Technology: Powercon, Vols 1- 6. International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON), Chongqing Peoples R China, (3088-+). Oct 22-26, 2006.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

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Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Pulsed power systems deliver energy over very short durations, resulting in huge peak powers released in the form of pulsed electromagnetic waves, plasmas, shock waves, radicals and light. The pulse signal has different parameters: polarity, magnitude, pulse width, frequency and rise and fall time. These various forms of highly compressed energy present many new, partially and unexplored opportunities for practical uses in industry, bioprocessing and medicine.

    Industrial applications of pulsed power show potential in many and disparate fields, including recycling (concrete and e-waste), pollutant control (reduction of gas and particulate matter), defence (electromagnetic waves and underwater shock wave) and plasma physics (sputtering and materials processing). The application of high-repetition and high-performance pulsed power to living organisms provides novel physical and chemical stress to biological systems, opening a new field known as Bioelectrics. By varying pulse properties, the cell membranes or the internal mechanisms inside the cell cytoplasm or nucleus can be affected. Bioelectrics may be applied to target cells, bacteria and complex environments and ecosystems including plant and animal species. Bioelectrics applications of pulsed power are still primitive but include decontaminations and sterilizations (water, wastewater and juice), food processing (pasteurization of milk, wine processing, advanced plant processing) and biotechnology (algae and waste treatment). However, there are potentially many more including barely explored biomedical uses.

    Project topics:

    1. Water treatment and decontamination
    2. Food processing (milk, wine, juice,..)
    3. Agricultural applications
    4. NOx, PM and pollutant control
    5. Mining dewatering
    6. Unconventional Gas Reservoir stimulation
  • When an electrical energy is stored in a system over a long time and is released over a short time, a huge amount of peak power can be delivered to a load. This is known as pulsed power, a powerful pulse with a short pulse width. There are two different types of energies which can create pulsed power such as a) switching of voltage (electric field) stored in a capacitor and b) switching of current (magnetic field) stored in an inductor.

    Project topics:

    1. High voltage pulsed power generators
    2. Nanosecond pulsed power technology
    3. high power and high frequency converters
  • There are a number of projects in different fields of power electronics technology and applications:

    1. Grid connected inverters (control and stability)
    2. DC grids (control, system architecture and protection)
    3. Grid robustness and energy efficiency of future grids
    4. Power quality and harmonic emissions in distribution networks: 2-150 kHz
    5. Electromagnetic Interferences in Power Electronics Systems (modelling and analysis)
    6. High frequency modelling of transformers, cables and AC machines
    7. Failure mode analysis of converters, adjustable AC drives, cables, transformers and renewable energy systems
  • The candidate(s) will have a master’s degree or 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent in Engineering and/or Science depending on one of the above PhD project topics (biomedical, electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering, biotechnology or biology)

    Domestic applicants should be eligible for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent (for more information, please visit: http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/domestic-student-scholarships).

    International applicants must meet the University of Queensland's English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements detailed at http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/english-language-proficiency-requirements.

    These projects are in collaboration with other research centres and schools at UQ and national and international research partners.