Dr Derrick Holliday


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I joined the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2011, and am a member of the Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion (PEDEC) research group.  My research is based around power converters, with a focus on high-power applications.  My teaching encompasses power electronics, electrical machines and drives.


Controlled transition full-bridge hybrid multilevel converter with chain-links of full-bridge cells
Li Peng, Adam Grain Philip, Holliday Derrick, Williams Barry
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Vol 32, pp. 23-38 (2017)
Plug-in repetitive control strategy for high-order wide output range impedance source converters
Wang Yachao, Badawy Ahmed, Holliday Derrick, Williams Barry W
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2016)
Medium-voltage DC/DC converter for offshore wind collection grid
Lian Yiqing, Adam Grain P, Holliday Derrick, Finney Stephen J
IET Renewable Power Generation Vol 10, pp. 651-660 (2016)
MOSFET parallel-connection of low-voltage MMC for LVDC distribution networks
Zhong Yanni, Roscoe Nina, Holliday Derrick, Finney Stephen
8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (2016)
AC voltage sag-swell compensator based on unified non-inverting and inverting output voltage AC chopper
Li Peng, Holliday D, Williams B W
8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016) 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, pp. 1-5 (2016)
Transient analysis of interline dynamic voltage restorer using dynamic phasor representation
Abojlala Khaled Issa, Holliday Derrick, Xu Lie
The Seventeenth IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (2016)

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My main contribution to teaching is in the areas of electrical machines, drives and control.  I deliver lecture series at 4th year, 5th year and MSc levels:

  • EE466/EE966  Power Electronics, Machines & Applications
  • EE575/EE975  Power Electronics for Energy and Drive Control

I also lecture on the subject of electrical machines to 1st year PhD students in the Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Wind Energy.

I supervise individual and group projects at 3rd year, 4th year, 5the year and MSc levels.

Research interests

Current research interests include modelling and control of power converters for HVDC applications.

Professional activities

UKRI (External organisation)
External Examiner: PhD
External Examiner: PhD
External Examiner: PhD
UKRI (External organisation)
External Examiner for undergraduate programmes in electrical and electronic engineering.

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Henderson, Callum
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Holliday, Derrick (Co-investigator) Henderson, Callum (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
Quietening ultra-low-loss SiC & GaN waveforms
Holliday, Derrick (Principal Investigator) McNeill, Neville (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2022
DC Grid for Empowering PV Generation in Qatar
Williams, Barry (Principal Investigator) Holliday, Derrick (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2020
PROMOTioN - Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks H2020 SC3 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy
Xu, Lie (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator) Finney, Stephen (Co-investigator) Holliday, Derrick (Co-investigator) MacIver, Callum (Researcher)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
Iteroperability of HVDC-VSC Converters
Holliday, Derrick (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2018
BEST PATHS: Beyond State-of-the Art Technologies for Power AC Corridors Multi-Terminal HVDC Systems (FP7 Co-operation)
Holliday, Derrick (Principal Investigator) Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Co-investigator) Finney, Stephen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2018

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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