• The University of Western Australia (M018), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 749 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
20092020

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Biography

Dr. Christopher D. Townsend received the B.E. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Subsequently, he spent three years working at ABB Corporate Research, Sweden working on next-generation high-power converter technologies. Since then he has held various post-doctoral research positions including at the University of New South Wales, Australia, the University of Newcastle, Australia and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In 2019, he joined the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Western Australia as a Senior Lecturer. 

Dr. Townsend has authored more than 50 published technical papers and has been involved in several industrial projects and educational programs in the field of power electronics. His research interests include topologies and modulation strategies for multilevel converters applied in power systems, renewable energy integration and electric vehicle applications. Dr. Townsend is a member of the IEEE Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics Societies.

Research expertise keywords

  • Power electronics
  • Renewable energy
  • Circuits and systems
  • Electric drives
  • Microgrids
  • Energy storage
  • Energy conversion and energy efficiency

Industry keywords

  • Energy
  • Transport

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Research Output

  • 749 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 36 Conference paper
  • 25 Article

An Enhanced Static Compensator with DC-Link Voltage Shaping Method

Jeon, Y. T., Townsend, C. D., Tafti, H. D., Ramos, E. R., Farivar, G. G., Park, J. H. & Pou, J., Mar 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 35, 3, p. 2488-2500 13 p., 8760395.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Band-Limited Three-Level Modulation for Balancing Capacitor Voltages in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters

    Beniwal, N., Townsend, C. D., Farivar, G. G., Pou, J., Ceballos, S. & Tafti, H. D., 1 Sep 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 35, 9, p. 9739-9754 16 p., 8970239.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Capacitor voltage reduction in modular multilevel converters under grid voltages unbalances

    Li, J., Konstantinou, G., Wickramasinghe, H. R., Townsend, C. D. & Pou, J., Feb 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. 35, 1, p. 160-170 11 p., 8725606.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Closed-Loop Analytic Filtering Scheme of Capacitor Voltage Ripple in Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Converters

    Rodriguez, E., Farivar, G. G., Beniwal, N., Townsend, C. D., Tafti, H. D., Vazquez, S. & Pou, J., Aug 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 35, 8, p. 8819-8832 14 p., 8957542.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Extended Functionalities of Photovoltaic Systems with Flexible Power Point Tracking: Recent Advances

    Tafti, H. D., Konstantinou, G., Townsend, C. D., Farivar, G. G., Sangwongwanich, A., Yang, Y., Pou, J. & Blaabjerg, F., 1 Sep 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 35, 9, p. 9342-9356 15 p., 8976217.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)