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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.


Stability norms control using the virtual impedance concept for power frequency applications
Abojlala Khaled Issa, Holliday Derrick, Xu Lie
19th International Symposium Power Electronics, pp. 1-6, (2017)
Low-voltage DC input, high-voltage pulse generator using nano-crystalline transformer and sequentially charged MMC sub-modules, for water treatment applications
Elgenedy M. A., Massoud A. M., Holliday D., Ahmed S., Williams B.
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition, (2017)
High-efficiency MOSFET-based MMC design for LVDC distribution systems
Zhong Y., Roscoe N., Holliday D., Lim T.C., Finney S.J.
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, (2017)
Operation analysis of thyristor based front-to-front active-forced-commutated bridge DC transformer in LCC and VSC hybrid HVDC networks
Li Peng, Adam Grain P., Finney Stephen J., Holliday Derrick
IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, pp. 1-28, (2017)
Improved two-level voltage source converter for high-voltage direct current transmission systems
Adam Grain Philip, Abdelsalam Ibrahim, Fletcher John Edward, Xu Lie, Burt Graeme M., Holliday Derrick, Finney Stephen
IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, (2017)
DC protection of a muti-terminal HVDC network featuring offshore wind farms
Parker Max, Finney Stephen, Holliday Derrick
Energy Procedia, (2017)

more publications


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

IET International Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conference 2016
IET Power Electronics (Journal)
Editorial board member
7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives PEMD 2014
Photovoltaic Systems: Electrical Engineering Challenges
Invited speaker
Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER) (External organisation)
6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives PEMD 2012
Member of programme committee

more professional activities


DC Grid for Empowering PV Generation in Qatar
Williams, Barry (Principal Investigator) Holliday, Derrick (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2017 - 01-Feb-2020
Power Networks Research Academy (PNRA) - Epsrc Contribution | Watson, Gordon
Holliday, Derrick (Co-investigator) Watson, Gordon (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2011 - 18-Sep-2015
Energy Networks Grand Challenge: Top And Tail Infrastuctures | Zhong, Yanni
Holliday, Derrick (Co-investigator) Zhong, Yanni (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 01-Oct-2015
Energy Networks Grand Challenge: Top And Tail Infrastuctures | Page, Frederick
Holliday, Derrick (Co-investigator) Page, Frederick (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 02-May-2016
Doctoral training centre in wind energy systems | Lian, Yiqing
Holliday, Derrick (Co-investigator) Lian, Yiqing (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 15-May-2016
Iteroperability of HVDC-VSC Converters
Holliday, Derrick (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Dec-2014 - 31-May-2018

more projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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