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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 13/04/1984
  • Master of Engineering, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle, 28/04/1979
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle, 28/04/1979

Research

Research keywords

  • Electrical engineering
  • Industrial electronics
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Power engineering

Research expertise

  • Control of electric machines, industrial electronics, microprocessor systems
  • Real-time operating systems, power engineering, electrical engineering

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090600Electrical And Electronic Engineering95
080699Information Systems Not Elsewhere Classified5

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Review papers, involvement in planning of the Annual Meeting of the IAS - Industrial Drives Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society
  • Reviewing papers - Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Appointments

Danfoss Visiting Professor
Aalborg University (Denmark)
01/01/1998 - 01/01/1999

Awards

Research Award.

1993Australian Academy of Science Fellowship
Australian Academy of Science (Australia)
1993British Council Fellowship
British Council (United Kingdom)
1990Senior Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Research Council (United Kingdom)

Invitations

Short course in the Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine
ABB Corporate Research, Vaestras Sweden, Sweden (Invited to present a course to ABB Corporate Research)
1998

Collaboration

  • Control of electric machines, industrial electronics, microprocessor systems
  • Real-time operating systems, power engineering, electrical engineering
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Theoretical Analysis of Control Properties for the Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 17 332-339 (2002) [C1]
2002Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Yu J, 'The Use of Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines for Large Pumps and Wind Turbines', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 38 1508-1515 (2002) [C1]
2006Summers TJ, Betz RE, McGrath BP, Goodwin GC, 'Induction Machine Shaft Speed Estimation using Imaginary Power', Proceedings of the EPE-PEMC 2006 12th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Graham Goodwin

2002Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Dead-time Issues in Predictive Current Control', Conference Record of the 2002 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 37th IAS Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania (2002) [E1]

Publications

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

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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Betz RE, 'Modeling and Control of Synchronous Reluctance Machines', Control in Power Electronics Selected Problems, Academic Press, USA 251-299 (2002) [B1]
2001Rahman MF, Patterson D, Cheok A, Betz RE, 'Motor Drives', Power Electronics Handbook, Academic Press, San Diego, California USA 663-727 (2001) [B2]

Journal article (42 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Townsend CD, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Impact of Practical Issues on the Harmonic Performance of Phase-Shifted Modulation Strategies for a Cascaded H-Bridge StatCom', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 61 2655-2664 (2014) [C1]
2013Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Arctan power frequency droop for power electronics dominated microgrids', Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 10 157-166 (2013) [C1]
2013Townsend CD, Summers TJ, Vodden J, Watson AJ, Betz RE, Clare JC, 'Optimization of Switching Losses and Capacitor Voltage Ripple Using Model Predictive Control of a Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel StatCom', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, 28 3077-3087 (2013) [C1]
2013Dorrell DG, Knight AM, Song WK, Betz RE, 'Saturation and Ducting Effects in a Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Machine', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, 49 3933-3936 (2013) [C1]
2013Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth DJ, Moore TG, 'Arctan Power-Frequency Droop for Improved Microgrid Stability', IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 28 3747-3759 (2013) [C1]
2012Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Multigoal heuristic model predictive control technique applied to a cascaded H-bridge StatCom', IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 27 1191-1200 (2012) [C1]
2011Dorrell DG, Knight AM, Betz RE, 'Improvements in brushless doubly fed reluctance generators using high-flux-density steels and selection of the correct pole numbers', IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 47 4092-4095 (2011) [C1]
2010Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Evaluation of Current Density in DC Motor Brushes for Mining Machines Based on Air-Gap Field Measurement', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, 46 1255-1263 (2010) [E1]
2008Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, 'Frame alignment stability issues in natural field orientation', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 44 575-593 (2008) [C1]
2006Dorrell DG, Scian I, Schulz EM, Betz RB, Jovanovic M, 'Electromagnetic considerations in the design of doubly-fed reluctance generators for use in wind turbines', IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference), 4272-4277 (2006)
2004Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Dead-time issues in predictive current control', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 40 835-844 (2004) [C1]
2004Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Impact of winding and gap flux density harmonics on Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance machines', IEE Conference Publication, 2 487-491 (2004)
2003Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Introduction to the Space Vector Modeling of the Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine', Electric Power Components and Systems, 31 729-755 (2003) [C1]
2002Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Theoretical Analysis of Control Properties for the Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 17 332-339 (2002) [C1]
2002Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Yu J, 'The Use of Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines for Large Pumps and Wind Turbines', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 38 1508-1515 (2002) [C1]
2001Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Instantaneous power control of induction machines', Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Australia, 21 No. 1 57-63 (2001) [C1]
2001Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Control Strategies for Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', The Transactions of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, 121-D 272-278 (2001) [C3]
2000Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Power requirement prediction for armoured face conveyors', Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 109 93-101 (2000) [C1]
2000Betz RE, Jovanic MG, 'The Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine and the Synchronous Reluctance Machine - A comparison', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 36, No 4 1103-1110 (2000) [C1]
1999Henriksen SJ, Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Digital Hardware Implementation of a Current Controller for IM Variable-Speed Drives', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 35, No 5 1021-1029 (1999) [C1]
1999Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Optimal Torque Controller for Synchronous Reluctance Machines', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 14, No. 4 1088-1093 (1999) [C1]
1999Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Effects of Uncompensated Vector Control on Synchronous Reluctance Motor Performance', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 14, No. 3 532-537 (1999) [C1]
1999Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Off Line Testing of Reluctance Machines', IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 14, No. 3 264-269 (1999) [C1]
1999Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Brushless doubly fed reluctance machine and the synchronous reluctance machine - a comparison', Conference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society), 2 854-861 (1999)
1998Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Control Problems in Armored Face Conveyors for Longwall Mines', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 34 381-386 (1998) [C1]
1998Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Platt D, 'Sensorless Vector Controller for a Synchronous Reluctance Motor', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 34 346-354 (1998) [C1]
1998Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'New Control Strategies for Longwall Armored Face Conveyors', IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 34 387-394 (1998) [C1]
1995Jovanovic M, Betz RE, Platt D, 'Position and speed estimation of sensorless synchronous reluctance motor', Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, 2 844-849 (1995)
1995Newton RW, Betz RE, Penfold HB, 'Emulating dynamic load characteristics using a dynamic dynamometer', Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, 1 465-470 (1995)
1992BETZ RE, 'THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF CONTROL OF SYNCHRONOUS RELUCTANCE MACHINES', IEE PROCEEDINGS-B ELECTRIC POWER APPLICATIONS, 139 355-364 (1992)
1991SATHIAKUMAR S, BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'ADAPTIVE ONLINE FLUX ESTIMATION IN FIELD-ORIENTED CONTROL OF AN IM', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 27 640-645 (1991)
1991Sciacca LJ, Evans RJ, Betz RE, Cooper DN, 'Adaptive controller for the Australia telescope', IFAC Symposia Series - Proceedings of a Triennial World Congress, 2 319-324 (1991)
1990SATHIAKUMAR S, BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'ADAPTIVE FIELD-ORIENTED CONTROL OF AN IM USING PREDICTIVE CONTROL', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 26 218-224 (1990)
1987Sathiakumar S, Betz RE, Evans RJ, 'ADAPTIVE FIELD ORIENTED CONTROL OF AN INDUCTION MACHINE USING A ONE-STEP AHEAD CONTROLLER.', Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 1979-1983 (1987)
1987SOH YC, EVANS RJ, PETERSEN IR, BETZ RE, 'ROBUST POLE ASSIGNMENT', AUTOMATICA, 23 601-610 (1987)
1986BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, COOK BJ, 'OPTIMAL PULSE WIDTH MODULATION FOR CURRENT SOURCE INVERTERS', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 33 318-324 (1986)
1985Betz RE, Evans RJ, 'MICROPROCESSOR CONTROL OF A CYCLOCONVERTER.', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IE-32 120-129 (1985)
1985BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'TORQUE, SPEED, AND POSITION CONTROL OF INDUCTION MACHINES USING THE DQ MODEL', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 21 698-710 (1985)
1985BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'MICROPROCESSOR CONTROL OF A CYCLOCONVERTER', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 32 120-129 (1985)
1985BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'NONLINEAR ADAPTIVE-CONTROL OF A SYNCHRONOUS MACHINE', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 21 631-643 (1985)
1983BETZ RE, EVANS RJ, 'ADAPTIVE-CONTROL OF A CURRENT-FED INDUCTION-MOTOR', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, 19 221-231 (1983)
1982Evans RJ, Betz RE, 'NEW RESULTS AND APPLICATIONS OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL TO CLASSES OF NONLINEAR SYSTEMS.', Ricerche di Automatica, 13 277-297 (1982)
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Conference (107 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Challenges for capacitor voltage balancing in a cascaded h-bridge StatCom utilising finite control set Model Predictive Control', 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E1]
2013Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Finite control set model predictive control with increased prediction horizon for a 5 level cascaded H-bridge StatCom', 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013, Lille, FR (2013) [E1]
2013Knight AM, Betz RE, Dorrell DG, 'Design and Analysis of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, Phoenix, AZ (2013) [E1]
2013Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Gay DJ, 'The correction of voltage sag on mining machines utilising a locally connected STATCOM in the IDEA lab', 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E1]
2013Nathan KS, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Carter DRH, 'Using rapid development tools to design and construct a STATCOM with active harmonic cancellation capabilities', 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E1]
2013Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, Townsend CD, 'Implementing the virtual output impedance concept in a three phase system utilising cascaded PI controllers in the dq rotating reference frame for microgrid inverter control', 2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2013, Lille, FR (2013) [E1]
2013Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, 'Implementing PCC voltage estimation utilising cascaded PI controllers in the dq rotating reference frame for microgrid inverter control', 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013, Denver, Colorado (2013) [E2]
2012Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, 'Distributed Stars (D-Stars): A system topology for microgrids', AUPEC 2012 22nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Bali, Indonesia (2012) [E1]
2012Marks ND, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Photovoltaic power systems: A review of topologies, converters and controls', AUPEC 2012 22nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Bali, Indonesia (2012) [E1]
2012Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, 'An adaptive sliding mode controller for enhanced Q'-V droop in a microgrid', Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Raleigh, North Carolina (2012) [E1]
2012Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Control and modulation scheme for a cascaded H-Bridge multi-level converter in large scale photovoltaic systems', Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Raleigh, NC (2012) [E1]
2012Mirzaeva G, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'A laboratory system to produce a highly accurate and uniform magnetic field for sensor calibration', IEEE-ICIT'12: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology Proceedings, Athens, Greece (2012) [E1]
2012Townsend C, Vodden J, Watson AJ, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Clare JC, 'Non-uniform capacitor voltage ripple in a cascaded H-bridge StatCom', AUPEC 2012 22nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Bali, Indonesia (2012) [E1]
2012Gay D, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Development of a power quality measurement instrument for mining applications', Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Perth, Western Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Townsend C, Cox SM, Watson AJ, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Clare JC, 'Voltage balancing characteristics for a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom employing space vector modulation', 15th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2012 ECCE Europe, Novi Sad, Serbia (2012) [E2]
2012Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Moore TG, 'A virtual Point of Common Coupling voltage for improved droop control in microgrids', 15th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition, EPE-PEMC 2012 ECCE Europe, Novi Sad, Serbia (2012) [E2]
2012Knight AM, Betz RE, Song WK, Dorrell DG, 'Brushless doubly-fed reluctance machine rotor design', Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Raleigh, NC (2012) [E2]
2011Summers TJ, Gay D, Curran ZA, Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, 'Renewable energy resources in mining', 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference Proceedings, Noosa (2011) [E1]
2011Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'A novel parallel voltage and current control scheme implementing P-F and Q-V droop in a microgrid', Proceedings of the 2011-14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2011), Birmingham, UK (2011) [E1]
2011Townsend C, Vodden J, Watson AJ, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Clare JC, 'The effect of space vector modulation on capacitor voltage ripple in a cascaded H-bridge StatCom', 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), Singapore (2011) [E1]
2011Knight AM, Betz RE, Dorrell D, 'Design principles for brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', Proceedings. IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
2011Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Novel phase shifted carrier modulation for a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom', Proceedings of the 2011-14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2011), Birmingham, UK (2011) [E1]
2011Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth DJ, 'Small signal stability analysis of arctan power frequency droop', 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), Singapore (2011) [E1]
2011Shackleford J, Betz RE, Summers TJ, Gay D, Mirzaeva G, Haneman D, 'Static compensators for voltage control in mining applications', 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference Proceedings, Noosa (2011) [E1]
2011Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth DJ, 'An intelligent current limiter and zero active power Injection algorithm for microgrid voltage support', 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), Singapore (2011) [E1]
2011Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Optimisation of switching losses and harmonic performance using model predictive control of a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom', ECCE 2011 Proceedings, Phoenix, AZ (2011) [E1]
2011Knight AM, Betz RE, Dorrell D, 'Design and analysis of brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition: ECCE 2011 Proceedings, Phoenix, Arizona (2011) [E1]
2011Dorrell DG, Knight AM, Betz RE, 'Issues with the design of brushless doubly-fed reluctance machines: Unbalanced magnetic pull, skew and iron losses', 2011 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC), Niagara Falls, ON (2011) [E2]
2010Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Comparison of modulation strategies for a cascaded H-bridge StatCom- Part 2: Application of the analysis', Proceedings - IECON 2010 - 36th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Glendale, AZ (2010) [E1]
2010Rowe CN, Fang L, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'The windro skyscraper: A concept', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]
2010Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth D, 'A comparison of instantaneous and fryze power calculations on P-F and Q-V droop in microgrids', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: David Cornforth

2010Mirzaeva G, Welsh JS, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Experimental investigation of frequency characteristics of large industrial DC machines with thyristor-based drives', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: James Welsh

2010Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Comparison of modulation strategies for a cascaded H-bridge StatCom- Part 1: Theoretical background', Proceedings - IECON 2010 - 36th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Glendale, AZ (2010) [E1]
2010Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Model predictive control of a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom', 2010 2nd IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010, Atlanta, GA (2010) [E1]
2010Dorrell DG, Betz RE, Jovanovic M, 'Analysis of design variations in brushless double-fed reluctance generators for wind turbine applications', Proceedings of EPE-PEMC 2010 - 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Ohrid (2010) [E1]
2010Mirzaeva G, Welsh JS, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Frequency analysis of experimental waveforms for DC motors in digging applications', 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2010, Houston, Texas (2010) [E1]
2010Betz RE, Townsend C, Summers TJ, Mirzaeva G, 'Simultaneous estimation of sequence and harmonic components for StatCom applications', 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2010, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia (2010) [E1]
2010Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, Summers TJ, 'A dynamic dynamometer for testing of mining DC motors', 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas (2010) [E1]
2010Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Arctan power frequency droop for power electronics dominated microgrids', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]
2010Townsend C, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Estimation of loss components in a cascaded H-bridge Statcom', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]
2010Mirzaeva G, Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Instrumentation and experimental investigation of industrial DC machines for condition monitoring purposes', 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2010, Rome, Italy (2010) [E1]
2009Betz RE, Summers TJ, Mirzaeva G, 'Dead-time compensation for multilevel cascaded H-bridge converters with novel voltage balancing', EPE '09: 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E1]
2009Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, Townsend C, Summers TJ, 'Feed-forward compensation for multilevel cascaded H-bridge StatComs', EPE '09: 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E1]
2009Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Evaluation of current density in DC motor brushes for mining machines based on air gap field measurement', 2009 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting. Conference Record, Houston, Texas (2009) [E1]
2009Summers TJ, Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, 'Phase leg voltage balancing of a cascaded H-Bridge converter based STATCOM using zero sequence injection', EPE '09: 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E1]
2009Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Experimental investigation of DC motor performance with respect to its loading conditions', Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
2009Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Performance evaluation of DC motors for electric rope shovels based on air gap flux measurement', AUPEC'09: 19th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
2009Betz RE, Summers TJ, Mirzaeva G, 'Comparison of three harmonic extraction techniques for active filters', AUPEC'09: 19th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
2009Betz RE, Summers TJ, Mirzaeva G, 'Active filtering and VAR control of a cascaded H-bridge multi-level StatCom', 2009 International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2009, Taipei, Taiwan (2009) [E1]
2008Betz RE, Summers TJ, Cook BJ, Bastiani A, 'Multilevel STATCOM: Power quality control in mining applications', Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Sunshine Coast, QLD (2008) [E1]
2008Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Advantages and limitations of the NFO control algorithm', AUPEC '08 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2008, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
2008Betz RE, Cook BJ, Summers TJ, Fisher RD, Bastiani A, Shao S, Willis KC, 'Update on the development of a medium voltage multilevel cascaded H-bridge STATCOM', AUPEC '08 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2008, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
2008Betz RE, Cook BJ, Summers TJ, Fisher RD, Bastiani A, Shao S, et al., 'Outline of the design of a cascaded H-bridge medium voltage STATCOM', Proceedings of the 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, 2008, Poznan, Poland (2008) [E1]
2008Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, Summers TJ, Marxsen I, 'Development of a unique DC motor test facility in the Hunter Valley', Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Sunshine Coast, QLD (2008) [E1]
2008Betz RE, Summers TJ, Cook BJ, 'Outline of the control design for a cascaded H-bridge STATCOM', 2008 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS'08, Edmonton, Alberta (2008) [E2]
2007Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Slow speed performance of an NFO-controlled induction machine', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings, Perth (2007) [E1]
2007Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Natural field orientation concept: A tutorial', Proceedings of IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2007, Antalya, Turkey (2007) [E1]
2007Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Stability analysis of the instantaneous power control (IPC) algorithm for induction machines', 2007 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Proceedings, Aalborg, Denmark (2007) [E1]
2007Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Analysis of frame alignment issues in natural field orientation including non-linear and leakage inductance effects', 2007 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications. Conference Proceedings, Aalborg, Denmark (2007) [E1]
2007Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'An improved natural field orientation control of a current fed induction machine', Proceedings of IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2007, Antalya, Turkey (2007) [E1]
2007Betz RE, Cook BJ, Summers TJ, Palmer R, Bastiani A, Shao S, Willis K, 'Design and development of an 11kV H-Bridge multilevel STATCOM', 2007 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference. AUPEC '07. Proceedings, Perth, W. Aust. (2007) [E1]
2007Mirzaeva G, Betz RE, 'Parameter sensitivity issues in natural field orientation', Proceedings of the IEEE Industry Applications Conference, 2007. 42nd IAS Annual Meeting, New Orleans (2007) [E1]
2007Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Using a cascaded H-Bridge STATCOM for rebalancing unbalanced voltages', 7th International Conference on Power Electronics. ICPE'07. Papers, Daegu, Korea (2007) [E2]
2007Summers T, Betz RE, 'Stability analysis of the Instantaneous Power Control (IPC) algorithm for induction machines', 2007 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON POWER ELECTRONICS AND APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1-10, Aalborg, DENMARK (2007)
2006Betz RE, Summers TJ, Furney T, 'Symmetry Compensation using a H-Bridge Multilevel STATCOM with Zero Sequence Injection', Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, Forty-First IAS Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA (2006) [E1]
2006Betz RE, Mirzaeva G, 'Frame Alignment Stability Issues in Natural Field Orientation', Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, Forty-First IAS Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA (2006) [E1]
2006Summers TJ, Betz RE, McGrath BP, Goodwin GC, 'Induction Machine Shaft Speed Estimation using Imaginary Power', Proceedings of the EPE-PEMC 2006 12th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Graham Goodwin

2006Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Use of Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines in Wind Power Generation', Proceedings of the 12th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia (2006) [E1]
2006Betz RE, Palmer R, Summers TJ, Cook BJ, Hogg P, 'H-Bridge Multilevel STATCOM for Mining Applications', Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Mining Technology Conference "Value through Cost Control", Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Optimal Torque Per Amp For Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', Proceedings of Industry Applications Conference, 2005, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2005) [E1]
2005Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Sensorless Instantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines', Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Dresden, Germany (2005) [E1]
2004Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Impact on winding and gap flux density harmonics on brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', CD ROM, Edinburgh (2004) [E1]
2004Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Instantaneous power control of induction machines using a novel filtering approach on the back-emf estimates', CD ROM, Edinburgh (2004) [E1]
2004Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Instantaneous power control of induction machines- robustness issues', CD ROM, Riga (2004) [E1]
2003Schulz EM, Betz RE, 'Optimal Rotor Design for Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', Proceedings for IAS 2003, Salt Lake City, USA (2003) [E1]
2003Betz RE, Summers TJ, 'Speed Estimation for Induction Machines Using Imaginary Power', Proceedings for IAS 2003, Salt Lake City, USA (2003) [E1]
2003Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Comparison of Instantaneous Power Control and Field Oriented Control of Induction Machines', Proceedings for EPE 2003, Toulouse, France (2003) [E1]
2002Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Slip power recovery systems based on brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', Proceedings of the Power Conversion Conference - Osaka 2002, Osaka, Japan (2002) [E1]
2002Summers TJ, Betz RE, 'Dead-time Issues in Predictive Current Control', Conference Record of the 2002 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 37th IAS Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania (2002) [E1]
2001Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'A Comparative Analysis of Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine's Performance Parameters', 9th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Graz, Austria (2001) [E1]
2001Henriksen SJ, Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Practical Issues with predictive Current Controllers', 2001 Australasian University Power Engineering Conference, Perth WA, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Instantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines', 9th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Graz, Austria (2001) [E2]
2001Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Yu J, 'The use of doubly fed reluctance machines for large pumps and wind turbines', Conference Record of the 2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 36th IAS Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2001) [E2]
2001Betz RE, Henriksen SJ, Cook BJ, Summers TJ, 'Practical Aspects of Instantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines', Conference Record of the 2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 36th IAS Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2001) [E2]
2001Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Yu J, Levi E, 'Aspects of Vector and Scalar Control of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', The 4th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, Bali, Indonesia (2001) [E2]
2000Jovanic MG, Betz RE, 'Control Strategies for Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', IPEC-Tokyo 2000 Proceedings, Tokyo, Japan (2000) [E1]
2000Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Power factor control using brushless doubly fed reluctance machines', Conference Record of the 2000 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, Rome, Italy (2000) [E1]
2000Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Instantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines', AUPEC 2000 Innovation for Secure Power, Brisbane, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Instantaneous Power Control - an Alternative to Vector and Direct Torque Control?', Conference Record of the 2000 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, Rome, Italy (2000) [E1]
1999Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines a Tutorial', AUPEC/EECON'99 Proceedings, Northern Territory University, Darwin NT Australia (1999) [E1]
1999Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'The Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine and the Synchronous Reluctance Machine - A comparison', Conference Record of the 1999 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 34th Annual Meeting, Phoenix Arizona USA (1999) [E1]
1999Jovanovic M, Betz RE, 'Optimal Performance of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', Ninth International Conference on Electrical Machines and Drives, Canterbury Christ Church College, UK (1999) [E1]
1999Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Optimal Control of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', Proceedings of the ELECTRIMACS 99, Lisbon, Portugal (1999) [E1]
1999Henriksen SJ, Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Induction Machine Current Control in Digital Hardware', AUPEC/EECON'99 Proceedings, Northern Territory University, Darwin NT Australia (1999) [E1]
1999Betz RE, Jovanovic MG, 'Control Aspects of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines', 8th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'99, Lausanne, Switzerland (1999) [E1]
1998Henriksen SJ, Betz RE, Cook BJ, 'Digital Hardware Implementation of a Current Controller for IM Variable Speed Drives', Conference Record of the 1998 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, St Louis, Missouri, USA (1998) [E1]
1997Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Prediction of power requirements for a longwall armored face conveyor', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (1997)
1997Betz RE, Cook BJ, Henriksen SJ, 'A digital current controller for three phase voltage source inverters', IAS '97 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1997 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE / THIRTY-SECOND IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-3, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1997)
1997Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, 'Maximum torque control of a sensorless synchronous reluctance motor drive', IAS '97 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1997 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE / THIRTY-SECOND IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-3, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1997)
1996Jovanovic MG, Betz RE, Platt D, 'Sensorless vector controller for a synchronous reluctance motor', IAS '96 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1996 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE, THIRTY-FIRST IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-4, SAN DIEGO, CA (1996)
1996Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Control problems in armored face conveyors for Longwall mines', IAS '96 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1996 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE, THIRTY-FIRST IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-4, SAN DIEGO, CA (1996)
1996Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'New control strategies for Longwall armored face conveyors', IAS '96 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1996 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE, THIRTY-FIRST IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-4, SAN DIEGO, CA (1996)
1995Broadfoot AR, Betz RE, 'Prediction of power requirements for a longwall armored face conveyor', IAS '95 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1995 IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE/THIRTIETH IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-3, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (1995)
1994BETZ RE, PENFOLD HB, NEWTON RW, 'LOCAL VECTOR CONTROL OF AN AC DRIVE SYSTEM LOAD SIMULATOR', PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD IEEE CONFERENCE ON CONTROL APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1-3, IMOV STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (1994)
1994NEWTON RW, BETZ RE, PENFOLD HB, 'A DYNAMIC DYNAMOMETER FOR TESTING VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES', IAS '94 - CONFERENCE RECORD OF THE 1994 INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE/TWENTY-NINTH IAS ANNUAL MEETING, VOLS 1-3, DENVER, CO (1994)
1993BETZ RE, LAGERQUIST R, MILLER TJE, MIDDLETON RH, 'CONTROL OF SYNCHRONOUS RELUCTANCE MACHINES', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, DEARBORN, MI (1993)
1992BETZ RE, MOYLAN PJ, SCIACCA LJ, 'CONTROL ENVIRONMENT IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES - WITH CASE-STUDIES', ALGORITHMS AND ARCHITECTURES FOR REAL-TIME CONTROL (KOREA, 1992), SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (1992)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants28
Total funding$2,492,265

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2013 (1 grants)

DC Motor Duty Meter Prototype - Stage 3$177,333
Funding Body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Project Team
Doctor Galina Mirzaeva, Doctor Steve Mitchell, Professor Robert Betz, Doctor Terrence Summers
SchemeRole
Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$177,33320132014
GNo:G1200841

2012 (2 grants)

Teaching Relief - Berretta$50,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Associate Professor Regina Berretta
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020122012
GNo:G1101203

Control of Converters in Distributed Generation Systems$43,490
Funding Body: CRCMining

Project Team
Doctor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
ScholarshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$43,49020122014
GNo:G1200690

2010 (2 grants)

Improved design and control of brushless doubly-fed reluctance machine generators for wind power applications$310,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Dr David Dorrell
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$310,00020102012
GNo:G0189978

DC Motor Duty Meter Extension - Stage 2$214,800
Funding Body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Project Team
Doctor Galina Mirzaeva, Doctor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$214,80020102012
GNo:G1200842

2009 (1 grants)

Control of Multilevel H-Bridge Converters$20,986
Funding Body: CRCMining

Project Team
Doctor Terrence Summers, Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
ScholarshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,98620092010
GNo:G0190038

2007 (2 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

Control of H-Bridge Multilevel STATCOMs Under Unbalanced Conditions$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020072007
GNo:G0187178

2004 (2 grants)

A high performance, robust and sensorless natural field oriented controller for induction machine drives$195,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$195,00020042006
GNo:G0182795

Multilevel converters$128,509
Funding Body: AmpControl Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Mr G Kirk
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$128,50920042006
GNo:G0182780

2003 (1 grants)

Multilevel converters$374,202
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Mr G Kirk
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$374,20220032006
GNo:G0182779

2002 (1 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

2001 (2 grants)

Design and Sensorless Control of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machines$172,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Dr Milutin Jovanovic
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$172,00020012003
GNo:G0179238

Instantaneous Power Control of AC Machines$169,113
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Professor Rick Middleton, Dr Brian Cook
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$169,11320012003
GNo:G0179249

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)Chief 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 fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$59,41320002001
GNo:G0179333

IEEE-IAS Annual Meeting and World Congress on the Applications of Electrical Energy, Italy 8 - 12 October 2000$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020002000
GNo:G0180188

1999 (1 grants)

European Power Electronics Conference, Switzerland, 7-9 September 1999$2,351
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,35119991999
GNo:G0179100

1998 (1 grants)

PWM rectifier based inverter test system for variable speed drive applications.$11,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Gerard Ledwich
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,50019981998
GNo:G0177371

1997 (2 grants)

Control of Brushless Doubly-fed Induction and Reluctance Machines.$164,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$164,00019971999
GNo:G0176141

PWM rectifier based inverter test system for variable speed drive applications$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00019971997
GNo:G0176617

1996 (1 grants)

Dynamic dynamometer$9,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,50019961996
GNo:G0175680

1995 (2 grants)

Dynamic Dynamometer Systems$9,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00019951995
GNo:G0174968

IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Florida USA, 8-12/10/95$2,209
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,20919951995
GNo:G0175947

1994 (3 grants)

94,95GRANT. High Performance Synchronous Reluctance Motor Drives$91,052
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz, Dr D Platt
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$91,05219941995
GNo:G0172906

Switched Reluctance Machine Experimental System$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019941994
GNo:G0174729

Software kernels for real-time applications$5,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Aprof PETER Moylan, Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019941994
GNo:G0174816

1993 (1 grants)

Synchronous Reluctance Machine Experimental System$11,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Betz
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00019931993
GNo:G0172766
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.95
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.25

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
20142016M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Co-SupervisorControl of Multilevel Converters for HVDC
20142018PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorControl of Grid Connected Power Electronic Devices
20132015M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Co-SupervisorControl of Grid-Connected Devices
20132015M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Co-SupervisorControl of Grid-Connected Power Electronic Converters
20132017M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Co-SupervisorA Novel Electric Drive Design For Mining Application
20132016PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorGrid Connected Power Electronic Devices
20102015PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorModelling of Earth Potential Rise in Transmission Systems

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorEnhanced Power Frequency Droop Control for Microgrids
2013PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorControl and Modulation Strategies for a Multi-level H-bridge StatCom
2012PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorModelling and Control of Inverter Sources within a Low Voltage Distributed Generation System
2011PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorPower Transformer Modelling to Support the Interpretation of Frequency Response Analysis
2006PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorInstantaneous Power Control of Induction Machines
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Professor Robert Betz

Work Phone(02) 4921 6091
Cell / Mobile Phone0419249948
Fax(02) 4921 6993
Email
PositionHead of School
Power Electronics, Machines and Variable Speed Drives
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaElectrical and Computer Engineering
Office
EAG16,
Engineering A,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/robert-betz