Dr Adam Dysko

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I have been with the University since 1994, first as a PhD student, then as a research fellow, and finally as a member of academic staff. Since 2007 I have been a lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. I teach the fundamental principles of electrical engineering including power system protection, in which I specialise. My ambition is to undertake fundamental research on unconventional power system protection methods for transmission and distribution networks of the future.

My research activities often inform the on-going revision of the engineering recommendations and grid codes in order ensure safe operation of the power system under the envisaged high renewable energy scenarios. I also provide technical expertise and research support to the industrial working groups and organisations such as Grid Code Review Panel (GCRP), Distribution Code Review Panel (DCRP) and Energy Networks Association (ENA).

To engage with research community, I actively participate in the activities of the international engineering organisations such as CIGRE, IET and IEEE.


Has expertise in:

    • Power system dynamic and transient simulation
    • Modelling of power system protection
    • Protection system performance assessment


Intelligent fault location in MTDC networks by recognising patterns in hybrid circuit breaker currents during fault clearance process
Tzelepis Dimitrios, Mirsaeidi Sohrab, Dyśko Adam, Hong Qiteng, He Jinghan, Booth Campbell
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2020)
A new fast-acting backup protection strategy for embedded MVDC links in future distribution networks
Hunter Lewis C, Booth Campbell D, Egea Alvarez Agusti, Dyśko Adam, Finney Stephen J, Junyent-Ferré Adrià
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2020)
Performance analysis of the overcurrent protection for the renewable distributed generation dominated microgrids
Khan Md Asif Uddin, Hong Qiteng, Dyśko Adam, Booth Campbell
IEEE Region 10 Symposium 2020 (2020)
The behaviour of virtual synchronous machine (VSM) based converters in front of non-saturable faults
Yang Zhenkun, Egea Alvarez Agusti, Dysko Adam
The 15th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (2020)
Impact of synchronous condensers on transmission line protection in scenarios with high penetration of renewable energy sources
Tzelepis Dimitrios, Tsotsopoulou Eleni, Nikolaidis Vasileios, Dyśko Adam, Papaspiliotopoulos Vasileios, Hong Qiteng, Booth Campbell
IET 15th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (2020)
Evaluation of fault characteristics in microgrids dominated by inverter-based distributed generators with different control strategies
Khan Md Asif Uddin, Hong Qiteng, Dyśko Adam, Booth Campbell, Wang Bin, Dong Xinzhou
8th International Conference on Advanced Power System Automation and Protection (2019)

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I currently teach the following classes:

  • Electronic & Electrical Principles 3 (level 3): Within this class I deliver 12h of lectures including fundamentals of power engineering, three-phase systems and fault level calculations. I also participate in the tutorial sessions and coordinate practical laboratory sessions on energy supply systems.
  • Power System Design, Operation & Protection (level 4 and 5): Within this class I teach 12h of lectures on power system protection, including differential and distance protection principles, design and applications.
  • Advanced Power System Analysis And Protection (level 5): Within this class I deliver 12h of lectures on advanced power system protection, covering protection of distributed generators and advanced elements of distance protection.
  • I also deliver short courses to industry on various aspects of power system protection.

Research interests

My research interests focus around the following areas:

  • Power system protection including unconventional fault detection methods and protection solutions 
  • Stability and control of future power systems with high penetration of renewables
  • Power system modelling and simulation (including real-time simulation and testing)
  • Power quality 

Professional activities

IET DPSP: Developments in Power System Protection 2012
Member of programme committee
IET Power System Protection Seminar
Laboratory type testing of protective equipment for a major protection relay manufacturer.
Invited speaker
External Organisation to be assigned (External organisation)
IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution (Journal)
Peer reviewer

More professional activities


Sustainable Security of Supply in a Low Carbon Electricity System: Climate XChange
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 29-Jan-2021
Laboratory Testing of Battery-VSM arrangement
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Fast operating protection for DC systems
Dysko, Adam (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2017
Development of Fibre-Optic Sensors for Protection of Next Generation Electrical Power Networks
Niewczas, Pawel (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2014
KTP-Smarter Grid Solutions
Dysko, Adam (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2012 - 01-Jan-2014
Doctoral Training Grant 2010 | Makki, Ahmed Adnan
Dysko, Adam (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Makki, Ahmed Adnan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2011 - 18-Jan-2015

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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