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.

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Current-only directional protection of distribution networks using low-cost communication
Rajakrom Pannita, Booth Campbell D, Hong Qiteng
17th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP 2024) Developments in Power System Protection 17th International Conference, pp. 1-7 (2024)
Impact of converter equivalent impedance on distance protection with the MHO characteristic
Cao Shuxiu, Hong Qiteng, Liu Di, Ji Liang, Booth Campbell
17th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP 2024) Developments in Power System Protection 17th International Conference, pp. 336-342 (2024)
A reliable accelerated protection scheme for converter-dominated power networks
Paladhi Subhadeep, Hong Qiteng, Booth Campbell
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, pp. 1-9 (2024)
Multi-vector power island operation utilizing demand side response based on a cloud-based optimization strategy (CbOS)
Patsidis Angelos, Dyśko Adam, Booth Campbell D, Tzelepis Dimitrios
IEEE Access Vol 12, pp. 51041-51055 (2024)
Evaluation of travelling wave protection performance in converter-dominated networks
Liu Di, Hong Qiteng, Dyśko Adam, Mohemmed Mohseen, Booth Campbell
Developments in Power System Protection 17th International Conference, pp. 1-8 (2024)
Supercapacitor-based coordinated synthetic inertia scheme for voltage source converter-based HVDC integrated offshore wind farm
Zhu Jiebei, Shi Meiqi, Yu Lujie, Zhao Junbo, Bu Siqi, Chung Chi Yung, Booth Campbell D
IET Energy Systems Integration Vol 6, pp. 5-17 (2024)

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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. 
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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

Protection of modern and future MV Networks
Joint UK-China Expert Symposium on Sustainable Development and Decarbonisation
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
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
IEEE Access (Journal)
Peer reviewer

More professional activities


SSEN-Field Trial- Additional Tests
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Liu, Di (Co-investigator)
Extension/additional funding associated with RKES 210195
15-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2026
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Digital Twin Study
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator) Stephen, Bruce (Co-investigator)
14-Jan-2023 - 02-Jan-2024
SIF-INSIGHT Innovative Network Status Intelligence Gathered by Holistic Use of Telemetry and Simulation
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2023
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Faheem Ul Haq, F
Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Faheem Ul Haq, F (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2026
Bismuth-Based Rudorffites for Stable and Sustainable Indoor Light Harvesting to Power the Internet of Things (H Zhu)
Massabuau, Fabien (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Martin, Robert (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 13-Jan-2024

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Professor Campbell Booth
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Tel: 548 4456