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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 564 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20092019
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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.

Keywords

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

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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 564 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 35 Conference paper
  • 18 Article

A Multi-Mode Flexible Power Point Tracking Algorithm for Photovoltaic Power Plants

Dehghani Tafti, H., Townsend, C. D., Konstantinou, G. & Pou, J., Jun 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 34, 6, p. 5038-5042

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Power plants
Electric potential
Controllers

Low-capacitance StatCom with modular inductive filter

Farivar, G. G., Townsend, C. D., Pou, J. & Hredzak, B., Apr 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 34, 4, p. 3192-3203

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Capacitance
Inductance
Energy storage
Electric potential
6 Citations (Scopus)

An AC microgrid architecture and control strategy to achieve stability with any type of load

Semënov, D., Mirzaeva, G., Townsend, C. D. & Goodwin, G. C., 6 Apr 2018, Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2017. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Vol. 2018-January. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Communication
1 Citation (Scopus)

A review of the distributed generation landscape, key limitations of traditional microgrid concept & possible solution using an enhanced microgrid architecture

Davison, M. J., Summers, T. J. & Townsend, C. D., 6 Apr 2018, Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2017. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Vol. 2018-January. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Distributed power generation
Network architecture
Switches
Controllers
Power markets

A simple and effective strategy to reduce switching losses under FS-MPC based on dynamically changing voronoi diagrams

Mirzaeva, G., Goodwin, G. & Townsend, C., 5 Feb 2018, Proceedings of the 2017 12th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2017. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 1516-1521 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Voronoi Diagram
Model predictive control
Model Predictive Control
Finite Set
Cost functions