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 reliable accelerated protection scheme for converter-dominated power networks
Paladhi Subhadeep, Hong Qiteng, Booth Campbell
22nd National Power Systems Conference (NPSC) (2022)
A communication-free active unit protection scheme for inverter dominated islanded microgrids
Khan Md Asif Uddin, Hong Qiteng, Egea-Àlvarez Agustí, Dyśko Adam, Booth Campbell
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Vol 142 (2022)
Analysis and simulation of current-only directional protection incorporating simple communications
Rajakrom Pannita, Booth Campbell, Hong Qiteng
2022 57th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) 2022 57th International Universities Power Engineering Conference: Big Data and Smart Grids, UPEC 2022 - Proceedings (2022)
Bilateral inertia and damping emulation control scheme of VSC-HVDC transmission systems for asynchronous grid interconnections
Zhu Jiebei, Shen Zhipeng, Yu Lujie, Bu Siqi, Li Xialin, Chung Chi Yung, Booth Campbell D, Jia Hongjie, Wang Chengshan
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2022)
Adaptive faulted phase selection for lines connecting converter-based sources
Paladhi Subhadeep, Hong Qiteng, Booth Campbell
IET 11th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (2022)
Design and implementation of a real-time hardware-in-the-loop platform for prototyping and testing digital twins of distributed energy resources
Han Jiaxuan, Hong Qiteng, Feng Zhiwang, Syed Mazheruddin H, Burt Graeme M, Booth Campbell D
Energies Vol 15 (2022)

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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


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 - 31-Jan-2024
SSE-Protection-Field Trial
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)
Extension/Additional Funding associated with RKES 210195
12-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2025
Booth, Campbell (Principal Investigator)
28-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
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)
Related to rkes 211743
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2025
A Real Time Resilience Assessment Framework for Integrated Energy Systems in Future UK Cities.
Booth, Campbell (Principal Investigator) Hong, Qiteng (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Design of a Real Time Smart Grid Simulation Suite
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Blair, Steven (Co-investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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