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Dr Colin Coates

Senior Lecturer

School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
My major areas of research interest include: * Electric Drives * Low Voltage Distributed Generation * Small Scale Wind Turbines

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.

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

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Engineering, University of Wollongong

Keywords

  • Electric Drives
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Power Electronics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090603 Industrial Electronics 40
090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) 30
090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1997 - 1/01/1999 Design Engineer Zener Electrical (Newcastle) Pty Ltd
1/01/1992 - 1/06/1994 Electrical Development Engineer BHP Sheet and Coil Products Division, Port Kembla
Australia
1/01/1987 - 1/12/1991 Cadet Electrical Engineer BHP Sheet and Coil Products Division, Port Kembla
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Goodwin 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.arcontrol.2010.08.002
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Galina Mirzaeva, Daniel Quevedo, Graham Goodwin
2009 Mirzaeva G, Coates C, 'A High-Performance Drive for the Rotary Coal Breaker Application', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, 45 1232-1240 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TIA.2009.2023491
Co-authors Galina Mirzaeva
2004 Coates C, Pulle DW, Veltman A, 'Modelling of single phase induction machines', Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, 1 151-155 (2004) [C1]

Conference (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Batt NJ, Coates C, 'Maximising output power of self-excited induction generators for small wind turbines', Proceedings: 2012 XXth International Conference on Electrical Machines (2012) [E1]
2011 Kosman 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 (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.2316/P.2011.756-026
Co-authors Aparna Viswanath
2011 Batt 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]
2010 Goodwin 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 (2010) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, Daniel Quevedo, Galina Mirzaeva
2009 Choon 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) (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-03454-1
Co-authors Aparna Viswanath
2007 Griffiths M, Coates C, 'Behaviour of microgrids in the presence of unbalanced loads', 2007 AUSTRALASIAN UNIVERSITIES POWER ENGINEERING, VOLS 1-2 (2007)
2007 Coates C, Macready AR, 'Comparison of simulation models for self-excited induction generators', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
2007 Macready AR, Coates C, 'Low cost wind turbine controller', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2007 Griffiths MN, Coates C, 'Behaviour of microgrids in the presence of unbalanced loads', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
2007 Mirzaeva 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 (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Galina Mirzaeva
2006 Griffiths MN, Coates C, 'Modelling and Performance of Low Voltage Distributed Generation Systems', Proceedings of the 2006 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC'06) (2006) [E1]
2005 Mirzaeva 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 (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Middleton, Galina Mirzaeva
2004 Coates C, 'Electrical drive issues in rope shovels and longwall mining machines', CD ROM (2004) [E1]
2003 Coates C, Pulle DW, Veltman A, 'Modelling of Single Phase Induction Machines', Proceedings for AUPEC 2003 (2003) [E1]
2001 Coates C, Platt GM, Gosbell VJ, 'Performance Evaluation of a Nine-Phase Synchronous Reluctance Drive', 2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 36th IAS Annual Meeting (2001) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/IAS.2001.955908
2001 Coates C, Platt GM, Gosbell VJ, 'Performance of Nine-Phase Synchronous Reluctance Drive', The 4th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (2001) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 11
2000 Coates C, Platt D, Gosbell VJ, 'Control and Performance of a Nine Phase Synchronous Reluctance Drive', AUPEC 2000 Innovation for Secure Power (2000) [E1]
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Renewable Energy Processing Under Smart Grid Environment
PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Ironless Axial Flux PM Motor Control with Multi-level Cascaded H-Bridge Drive
PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Energy Storage System Planning in Power System with High Renewable Penetration
PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 PhD Modelling and Control of Inverter Sources within a Low Voltage Distributed Generation System
PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Colin Coates

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Email colin.coates@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8969
Fax (02) 4921 6993

Office

Room EAG23
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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