Department of
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Al Watson

Assistant Professor in High Power Electronics, Faculty of Engineering



I received my MEng degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2004, before pursuing a PhD in Power Electronics here too. In 2008, after completing my PhD, I became a Research Fellow in the Power Electronics Machines and Control Group, working on the UNIFLEX project ( Since 2008 I have worked on several projects in the area of high power electronics including high power resonant converters, high voltage power supplies, and multilevel converters for grid connected applications such as HVDC and FACTS. In 2012 I was promoted to Senior Research Fellow before becoming a Lecturer in High Power Electronics in 2013. My interests are in development and control of advanced high power conversion topologies for industrial applications, future energy networks, and HVDC-VSC.

I am a member of the Power Electronics, Machines and Control research group.

Expertise Summary

-Power Electronics

-Control of Power Electronics Converters

-Multi-level converter systems

-Resonant Power Converters

Research Summary

-High Voltage Resonant Power Converters for Industrial Applications

-High Voltage Transformer structures for High Voltage Circuits

-High Voltage DC Transmission using Voltage Sourced Converters

-Multi-level Power converters for Electrical Energy Distribution/Transmission and Automotive applications

Recent Publications

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