Dr David Campos-Gaona

Chancellor'S Fellowships

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am University of Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer) at electronic & electrical engineering department and member of the WECC (Wind Energy and Control Group).

Over the course of my academic career, I have focused my research efforts in the improvement of production, transmission and distribution of electric energy by integrating power electronics into the power systems, with a strong reliance on prototype and digital control development to validate the proposed solutions. I have worked with internationally recognized research groups in power electronics/systems such as the Alpha Laboratory of Power Electronics at the University of British Columbia, Canada (2014-2016), The Wind Energy & Control Centre at the University of Strathclyde, UK (2016-present), and the PGIIE, Mexico (2013). Additionally, I have carried out research and prototype development with industrial partners such as Prolec-General Electric, Mexico (2013), Alpha Technologies LTD, Canada (2015), and Offshore Renewable Energy CATAPULT, UK, (2018).

I am a Senior Member of the IEEE (SMIEEE) and Member of the Mexican National Investigator System (SNI-I).

Publications

THD reduction in distributed renewables energy access through wind energy conversion system integration under wind speed conditions in Tamaulipas, Mexico
Salgado-Herrera Nadia Maria, Campos-Gaona David, Anaya-Lara Olimpo, Robles Miguel, Rodríguez-Hernández Osvaldo, Rodríguez-Rodríguez Juan Ramón
Energies Vol 12 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.3390/en12183550
Assessing the impact of DFIG synthetic inertia provision on power system small-signal stability
Lucas Edgar, Campos-Gaona David, Anaya-Lara Olimpo
Energies Vol 12 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.3390/en12183440
Bottom-up electrification introducing new smart grids architecture : concept based on feasibility studies conducted in Rwanda
Soltowski Bartosz, Campos-Gaona David, Strachan Scott, Anaya-Lara Olimpo
Energies Vol 12 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.3390/en12122439
A study of a three-phase four-wire shunt active power filter for harmonics mitigation
Maciel Luis Fernando Ayala, Monroy Morales José Luis, Campos-Gaona David, Marroquín Pimentel Juan Gabriel
2018 IEEE International Autumn Meeting on Power, Electronics and Computing (ROPEC) , pp. 1-6 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ROPEC.2018.8661416
Mathematical modelling of reduced order induction machines for VFT applications
Lucas Edgar, Campos-Gaona David, Anaya-Lara Olimpo
2018 IEEE International Autumn Meeting on Power, Electronics and Computing, ROPEC 2018 2018 IEEE International Autumn Meeting on Power, Electronics and Computing, ROPEC 2018 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ROPEC.2018.8661395
Active Front-End converter applied for the THD reduction in power systems
Salgado-Herrera NM, Anaya-Lara O, Campos-Gaona D, Medina-Rios A, Tapia-Sanchez R, Rodriguez-Rodriguez JR
2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM) 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2018.8586414

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Professional activities

DFIG Wind Generators short Course
Speaker
30/9/2019
UPEC 2019 - 54th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
Participant
4/9/2019
Optimising the utilisation of sub-sea cables in offshore wind farm collector networks using energy storage
Contributor
29/8/2019
Optimising the utilisation of sub-sea cables in offshore wind farm collector networks using energy storage
Contributor
25/6/2019
Offshore Wind Plus Energy Storage in the UK. Challenges and Opportunities.
Speaker
19/6/2019
Senior Members IEEE (SMIEEE) (External organisation)
Member
22/4/2019

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Projects

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems | Pirrie, Paul
Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Principal Investigator) Campos-Gaona, David (Co-investigator) Pirrie, Paul (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Pirrie, Paul
Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Principal Investigator) Campos-Gaona, David (Co-investigator) Pirrie, Paul (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems | Taylor, Peter
Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Principal Investigator) Campos-Gaona, David (Co-investigator) Taylor, Peter (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
Supergen Wind Hub
Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Academic) McMillan, David (Academic) Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Co-investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Attya, Ayman (Researcher) Campos-Gaona, David (Researcher) Comerford, David (Researcher) Hur, Sung Ho (Researcher) Stock, Adam (Researcher) Yue, Hong (Researcher)
"The EU has a binding target of 20% of energy to come from renewables by 2020, with an associated CO2 emissions reduction target of 20% (relative to 1990) and a 20% reduction on energy usage by the same date. This is the so-called 20/20/20 target. The UK's target is for 15% of energy to be sourced from renewables by this date. For this target to be met, over 30% of electricity will need to be generated from renewables and it is anticipated that 31GW of this will come from wind power with 13GW onshore and 18GW offshore by 2020 to 40GW of offshore wind power capacity could be installed by 2030. At present 6GW of wind power have been installed onshore and 3GW offshore. Because of environmental concerns, the development of onshore wind power in the UK is being constrained making the cost-effective and reliable offshore development ever more important. To increase offshore capacity by at least a factor of five in seven years, whilst minimising the cost of energy, presents very significant design, operational and logistical challenges. Within the above context and in the longer term, wind farms and wind turbines will be sited further offshore in deeper water and become bigger.

The proposed Supergen Wind Hub brings together leading wind energy academic research groups in UK to address the medium term challenges of scaling up to multiple wind farms, considering how to better build, operate and maintain multi-GW arrays of wind turbines whilst providing a reliable source of electricity whose characteristics can be effectively integrated into a modern power system such as that in the UK. The wind resource over both short and long terms, the interaction of wakes within a wind farm and the turbine loads and their impact on reliability will all need to be better understood. The layout of the farms, including foundations, impact on radar and power systems and shore-connection issues, will need to be optimised. The most effective and efficient operation of wind farms will require them to act as virtual conventional power plants flexibly responding to the current conditions, the wind turbines' state and operational demands and grid-integration requirements. The programme of research for the Supergen Wind Energy Hub will focus on all of the above, both at the level of single farms and of clusters of farms."
19-Jan-2014 - 18-Jan-2019

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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