Professor Campbell Booth

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I have been a member of the Strathclyde community since I began studying as an undergraduate student in the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 1987.  I completed my Phd, then occupied a number of research posts before becoming a lecturer in 2007, and I am now a Professor and am presently serving as Vice Dean - Research, in the Faculty of Engineering, having previoulsly held the position of Head of the EEE Department from 2017-2021.

My research is aligned with my belief that the future for energy networks in the UK and internationally will present numerous technical challenges. There remains political and technical uncertainty surrounding the future energy mix, with nuclear, renewables, clean coal and carbon capture, gas (including gas sourced from the "fracking” process), all potentially having a role in supplying future energy needs. Research into large and small scale storage continues, and the omnipresent “smart grid” continues to attract attention and investment. Regardless of the future situation, it is clear that it will be markedly different from the present day, and the dynamic behaviour of the power system, and consequently its control and protection, will require significant investigation to ensure that future systems are fit for purpose and continue to provide secure, reliable and quality power for consumers.

My activities focus on the protection and control of present and future power systems incorporating high penetrations of distributed renewable energy sources, storage, power converters and DC links. I ensure that my work leads to tangible outputs wherever possible: many of my projects involve prototyping, real time simulation and laboratory demonstration, which is increasingly including activities at the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC).  My recent publications have addressed: demonstration and quantification of protection issues for power systems incorporating distributed generation; strategies for operation, control and protection of multi-terminal HVDC systems; the design and applicability of superconducting fault current limiters; the design and applicability of distributed optical sensing for power system control and protection; and adaptive protection and communications technologies for the enhanced protection and monitoring of future systems.


A DC chopper-based fast active power output reduction scheme for DFIG wind turbine generators
Zhu Jiebei, Deng Zhaoshun, Yu Lujie, Li Suxuan, Qu Chunhui, Qiu Wei, Adam Grain P, Booth Campbell
IET Renewable Power Generation Vol 15, pp. 2480-2490 (2021)
Waveform similarity-based robust pilot protection for transmission lines
Zhang Guangxiao, Tong Xiaoyang, Hong Qiteng, Booth Campbell David
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2021)
A novel fault isolation scheme in power system with dynamic topology using wide-area information
Zhang Guangxiao, Tong Xiaoyang, Hong Qiteng, Lu Xuemin, Booth Campbell
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2021)
A new load shedding scheme with consideration of distributed energy resources' active power ramping capability
Hong Qiteng, Ji Liang, Blair Steven M, Tzelepis Dimitrios, Karimi Mazaher, Terzija Vladimir, Booth Campbell David
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2021)
A controllable thyristor-based commutation failure inhibitor for LCC-HVDC transmission systems
Mirsaeidi Sohrab, Tzelepis Dimitrios, He Jinghan, Dong Xinzhou, Mat Said Dalila, Booth Campbell
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Vol 36, pp. 3781-3792 (2021)
Improved MIMO modelling and enhanced transient performance of phase locked loop during grid fault
Vatta Kkuni Kanakesh, Yang Guangya, Hong Qiteng, Booth Campbell
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2021)

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I teach a number of classes, including:

  • Second year class "Electronic and Electrical Principles II", which covers a number of laboratory-based projects, development of professional skills including technical writing and presenting, and a number of invited guest lectures that highlight the wide range of careers and activities within electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • Fourth and fifth year power system protection classes.
  • Short courses to industry, including distance and on-line learning offerings. 
  • Visiting lectures and courses at other Universities. 
  • I am also a STEM Ambassador, which involves attending careers fair and talking to school pupils about engineering education and career options. 

Research interests

  • Power system protection - transmission and distribution systems
  • Impact of renewables and energy storage on power system behaviour
  • Power system automation
  • Lead for the PNDC activities associated with protection and automation
  • Lead TIC activities on low carbon energy

Professional activities

China-UK Joint Workshop on Effective Protection and Control Solutions to Enable Zero-Carbon Power Systems
Design and Validation of a Wide Area Monitoring and Control System for Fast Frequency Response in Future Low Inertia Systems
System Studies for Demonstrating the Capability of Inertia Response (IR) from Windfarms
BBC Scotland online and radio interview
Reduced Inertia Response in Power Systems by WAMPAC
Potential Solutions to Mitigate Risks Associated with Low-Inertia Systems
Invited speaker

More professional activities


Potential solutions for AC protection in converter-dominated networks
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) TZELEPIS, Dimitrios (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
A Real Time Resilience Assessment Framework for Integrated Energy Systems in Future UK Cities.
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Applied Systems Engineering (RAE Visiting Professor Application)
Norman, Patrick (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
China-UK Joint Workshop on Effective Protection and Control Solutions to enable Zero-Carbon Power Systems (Newton Fund Researcher Links)
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Blair, Steven (Co-investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Resilient Future Urban Energy Systems Capable of Surviving in Extreme Events (RESCUE)
Booth, Campbell (Principal Investigator) Blair, Steven (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Yes to Energy Through Innovative Sensing (YETIS)
Niewczas, Pawel (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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