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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Wollongong, 20/12/2002
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Engineering, University of Wollongong, 13/05/1994

Research

Research keywords

  • Electric Drives
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Power Electronics

Research expertise

My major areas of research interest include:

  • Electric Drives
  • Low Voltage Distributed Generation
  • Small Scale Wind Turbines

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090603Industrial Electronics40
090607Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Renewable Power)30
090608Renewable Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Solar Cells)30

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I am currently the Head of Discipline - Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering (since 2010)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Electric Drives
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Power Electronics

Teaching expertise

My teaching experience includes undergraduate coursework both on campus and offshore (Singapore), honours project and postgraduate research supervision. Specific course taught include:

  • 2nd Year: Introductory Electronics
  • 3rd Year: Electronics
  • 4th Year: Electronics Design, Advanced Drives and Power Electronics, Final Year Project Coordination

I have previously been the B.E. (Electrical) Program Convenor (2004-2009) overseeing several significant changes to the program.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2001Coates C, Platt GM, Gosbell VJ, 'Performance Evaluation of a Nine-Phase Synchronous Reluctance Drive', 2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 36th IAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2001) [E2]
2004Coates C, Pulle DW, Veltman A, 'Modelling of single phase induction machines', Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, 1 151-155 (2004) [C1]
2006Griffiths MN, Coates C, 'Modelling and Performance of Low Voltage Distributed Generation Systems', Proceedings of the 2006 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC'06), Melbourne VIC, Australia (2006) [E1]
2004Coates C, 'Electrical drive issues in rope shovels and longwall mining machines', CD ROM, Noosa (2004) [E1]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Journal article (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Goodwin GC, Mayne DQ, Chen K-Y, Coates C, Mirzaeva G, Quevedo DE, 'An introduction to the control of switching electronic systems', Annual Reviews in Control, 34 209-220 (2010) [C1]
2009Mirzaeva G, Coates C, 'A High-Performance Drive for the Rotary Coal Breaker Application', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, 45 1232-1240 (2009)
2004Coates C, Pulle DW, Veltman A, 'Modelling of single phase induction machines', Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, 1 151-155 (2004) [C1]

Conference (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Batt NJ, Coates C, 'Maximising output power of self-excited induction generators for small wind turbines', Proceedings: 2012 XXth International Conference on Electrical Machines, Marseille (2012) [E1]
2011Batt NJ, Coates CE, 'Optimal matching of a self-excited induction generator to a small wind turbine', 30th ISES Biennial Solar World Congress 2011, SWC 2011 (2011) [E1]
2011Kosman J, Viswanath A, Coates C, 'Lagrange relaxation based unit commitment for thermal, solar and wind power generation', PESA 2011: IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems and Applications, Pittsburgh (2011) [E1]
2010Goodwin GC, Mayne DQ, Chen T, Coates C, Mirzaeva G, Quevedo DE, 'Opportunities and challenges in the application of advanced control to power electronics and drives', Proceedings. ICIT 2010: IEEE-ICIT 2010 International Conference on Industrial Technology, Vina Del Mar, Chile (2010) [E1]
2009Choon CC, Coates C, Viswanath A, 'Renewable energy source emulator', Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Proceedings of the International Conference in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB'09), Brighton, UK (2009) [E1]
2007Mirzaeva G, Coates C, 'A high performance drive for the rotary coal breaker application', Proceedings of the IEEE Industry Applications Conference, 2007: 42nd IAS Annual Meeting, New Orleans (2007) [E1]
2007Macready AR, Coates C, 'Low cost wind turbine controller', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings, Perth, WA (2007) [E1]
2007Griffiths MN, Coates C, 'Behaviour of microgrids in the presence of unbalanced loads', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings, Perth, WA (2007) [E1]
2007Coates C, Macready AR, 'Comparison of simulation models for self-excited induction generators', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings, Perth, WA (2007) [E1]
2006Griffiths MN, Coates C, 'Modelling and Performance of Low Voltage Distributed Generation Systems', Proceedings of the 2006 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC'06), Melbourne VIC, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005Mirzaeva G, Middleton RH, Coates C, McKerihan J, 'Electrical Drive Technology Advances for Mining Applications', 2005 Australian Mining Technology Conference : 'new technologies to produce more with less' : 27 - 28 September 2005 Fremantle, WA, Fremantle, Western Australia (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2004Coates C, 'Electrical drive issues in rope shovels and longwall mining machines', CD ROM, Noosa (2004) [E1]
2003Coates C, Pulle DW, Veltman A, 'Modelling of Single Phase Induction Machines', Proceedings for AUPEC 2003, Christchurch, NZ (2003) [E1]
2001Coates C, Platt GM, Gosbell VJ, 'Performance Evaluation of a Nine-Phase Synchronous Reluctance Drive', 2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 36th IAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2001) [E2]
2001Coates C, Platt GM, Gosbell VJ, 'Performance of Nine-Phase Synchronous Reluctance Drive', The 4th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, Bali, Indonesia (2001) [E2]
2000Coates C, Platt D, Gosbell VJ, 'Control and Performance of a Nine Phase Synchronous Reluctance Drive', AUPEC 2000 Innovation for Secure Power, Brisbane, Australia (2000) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants10
Total funding$481,368

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2011 (1 grants)

Improved Design and Operational Efficiency of Small Wind Turbines in Unsteady Flows$130,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Doctor Colin Coates, Professor David Wood
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$130,00020112013
GNo:G1000155

2007 (1 grants)

DC Motor Duty Meter$158,000
Funding Body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Project Team
Doctor Galina Mirzaeva, Professor Robert Betz, Doctor Terrence Summers, Doctor Colin Coates
SchemeRole
Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$158,00020072008
GNo:G0187375

2005 (1 grants)

Network Modeling of a Low voltage Distributed Generation system$37,500
Funding Body: CSIRO - Energy Technology

Project Team
Doctor Colin Coates
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37,50020052007
GNo:G0185514

2002 (2 grants)

Control of emitted noise from switched reluctance drives using shunted piezoelectric transducers$12,504
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Colin Coates, Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,50420022002
GNo:G0181289

High Performance Control of a Nine-Phase Synchronous Reluctance Drive$9,609
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Colin Coates
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,60920022002
GNo:G0181437

2001 (2 grants)

High Performance Control of a Nine-Phase Synchronous Reluctance Drive$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Colin Coates
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020012001
GNo:G0179982

IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, USA 30 Sept - 4 Oct 2001$2,122
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Colin Coates
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,12220012001
GNo:G0181168

2000 (3 grants)

Improved Soft Starter for Induction Machines$60,803
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Doctor Colin Coates, Dr Brian Cook
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,80320002001
GNo:G0178630

Improved Soft Starter for Induction Machines. 2000 SPIRT PARTNER.$59,413
Funding Body: Zener Electrical (Newcastle) Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Doctor Colin Coates, Dr Brian Cook
SchemeRole
SPIRT Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$59,41320002001
GNo:G0179333

Australian Unviersities Power Engineering Conference, Brisbane 24-27 September 2000$417
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Colin Coates
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$41720002000
GNo:G0180166
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.1

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132016M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Co-SupervisorIngot Chain Casting - Control Strategy Upgrade from Batch to Continuous

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorModelling and Control of Inverter Sources within a Low Voltage Distributed Generation System
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Dr Colin Coates

Work Phone(02) 4921 8969
Fax(02) 4921 6993
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaElectrical and Computer Engineering
Office
EAG23,
Engineering A,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/colin-coates