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Expert in Power System Analysis

Expert ID: 732615 United Kingdom

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Expert has an extensive range of experience over 18 years gained in industry and academia. His career began with a position as Power Systems Teaching Assistant in 1997, after which he gradually ascended to Chartered Electrical Engineer.

His responsibilities encompass a wide range of activities from development of client overall project power generation strategies and power system design philosophies for concept and FEED design phase, to full detail engineering deliverables and activities. Expert has produced over 40 Power System Study Reports for Oil and Gas, Nuclear and Power Transmission & Distribution companies. Power system studies included load flow analysis, short circuit calculations, motor starting studies, harmonic analysis, arc flash and transient stability studies. Several protection coordination and insulation coordination studies have also been performed.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: PhD - Fulbright Scholar Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Washington State University
Year: 2003 Degree: PhD Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Ljubljana
Year: 2000 Degree: MSc Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Ljubljana
Year: 1997 Degree: BSc Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Ljubljana

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Electrical Engineer Department: Capital Projects Responsibilities: His responsibilities encompass a wide range of activities from development of client overall project power generation strategies and power system design philosophies for concept design phase, with overall equipment and man-hour estimates and schedules, to full detail engineering deliverables and activities. Project executions include; interfacing multiple worldwide locations, utilising Web based project communications / engineering tools, compliance to national, international and local standards, rules, regulations and guidelines.
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: UKAEA / EFDA JET Title: Senior Electrical Engineer Department: Tokamak Power Supplies Responsibilities: He served as Section Leader to a team of 6 engineers: management, supervision and operation of the pulsed power supplies section; consisting of electrical (rectifiers, switchgear, controls, HV charging units, control panels, data acquisition, protection and safety systems), 80 bar and 20 bar compressed air systems, cooling water and deionized water systems. In position to direct, plan, organise, and schedule preventative, routine and emergency maintenance activities. New designs of high voltage, high current d.c. power supplies, air pressure systems and various equipment responsible for day to day operation of 400 MW power supply unit. Responsible as the Power Supplies Operations Engineer. This was an operational and supervisory role for all of the power supplies systems including 400/36 kV substation and two flywheel generators used for the fusion research facility operations (1500 MW installed power). He gained engineering experience in automated equipment, controls, injections of protection, programmable controllers, switchgear, pneumatics and high pressure air systems. He managed a section of engineers and technicians, with an annual budget of £0.2MM.
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: National Cheng Kung University Title: Assistant Research Professor Department: Institue of Space and Plasma Sciences Responsibilities: Expert managed a project to develop a space magnetometer (ASIC Design) for a sounding rocket experiment. He provided electrical engineering services to a newly built plasma and space science laboratory. This included electrical/industrial design of facility installations concerning HV a.c. and d.c. power supplies (100 kW installed power), controls, data acquisition, magnetic diagnostics.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: UKAEA Title: Electrial Engineer / Analyst Department: Culham West Power Supplies Responsibilities: He conducted FEED for a £25MM tokamak fusion research upgrade project. Design responsibilities included: in-house design of a magnetic layout for the new spherical tokamak diverter including a magnetic layout for Classical and Super X Diverter. Directing the design of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Electrical engineering design responsibilities included: load flow analysis, eddy current analysis, thermal analysis, scenario control, magnetic layout design, particle tracing, design of high voltage test area for dummy load power supplies commissioning.
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: Loughborough University Title: Research Associate Department: Electrical Engineering Dept Responsibilities: Expert handled PLM for a £180K high-voltage transformer development 1 MV, 10 GW pulsed). Project management responsibilities included: in-house design, administration, estimating, specifications preparation, lab construction, directing the design of PhD students working on the project and supervision of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Electrical engineering design responsibilities included: instrumentation, diagnostics and data acquisition, high voltage, high current transmission line design, electrostatic and electromagnetic analysis, eddy current analysis, pulsed power testing.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: I-Shou University Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor Department: Electrical Engineering Department Responsibilities: Expert taught an undergraduate and graduate course on computer solutions to electromagnetic problems (FDTD method, Method of moments and Finite element method).
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Washington State University Title: Various Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for the electrical performance of voltage isolators for optical ground wire applications. Project management and engineering design responsibilities included specifications preparation, field construction, instrumentation, process control, and data acquisition and analysis.
Years: 1997 to 2003 Employer: University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) Title: Various Department: ELES (Slovenia) and SIEMENS (Germany) Responsibilities: As a graduate teaching assistant, Expert's project work included digital simulation studies, including distribution network load flow and short circuit analysis. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses on power system stability and control and components of transmission and distributions systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
Licenses / Certifications
Chartered Engineer (CEng), ECUK Reg. № 602926;
Awards / Recognition
IEEE Transactions on EMC, one of the 3 papers shortlisted for Best Paper Award in 2003.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published 7 journal papers and over 50 international conference papers in IEEE Transactions and Proceedings, Journal of Physics and Nuclear Fusion Journal.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Slovene Mother tongue
English Fluent
Serbo-Croatian Fluent
Chinese Intermediate
German Intermediate

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