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William Dunford earned both his BSc in electrical engineering and his MSc in machines and power systems from Imperial College, University of London. Dr. Dunford completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in 1982.
Dr. Dunford's interests are in power conversion, ranging from utility to microelectronic applications. He have been involved with several photovoltaic applications, from water pumping to utility interfaces.This year Dr. Dunford is advising the UBC Solar Car Club. His present focus is in the energy efficiency and smart grid area. Dr. Dunford is actively involved with various local companies, particularly in power quality and energy management applications.
Electro-Mechanical Energy Conversion and Transmission
Three phase power; transformers and harmonics; magnetic materials and circuits, electromechanical energy conversion; DC machines; rotating magnetic field, AC induction and synchronous machines; variable frequency operation, brushless DC machines; stepper and single-phase motors. Credit will only be given for one of EECE 373 or EECE 374.
Nanotechnology and Microsystems Project (summer) / This will become the 10 credit Nano/Micro Capstone Design Project in Sept.
EECE 400 (6 credits; last offering May 2013) Project involving design, experimental and/or computer simulation work in an area related to nanotechnology and microsystems. Credit is given for one of EECE 400 or EECE 496. Restricted to students admitted to the Nanotechnology and Microsystems Option in Electrical Engineering. Students must be Fourth-year standing to enrol in this course. EECE 400 (10 credits; available beginning Sept 2013)
Distributed Energy Systems
Energy systems, high voltage transmission technology, low voltage domestic distribution, advanced energy storage systems, alternative and sustainable energy sources, interfacing of distributed generation sources, harmonics and power quality; smart metering, tariffs. [3-0-2]
Typical mechanical loads; dynamic and static characteristics and analysis of DC and AC drives; microprocessor-based controllers; commercial choices of drives for various applications.
Project in electrical engineering or computer engineering involving design, experimental and/or computer simulation work as selected from topics supplied by faculty members or proposed by a student and approved by faculty. An individual project report is to be prepared according to specifications available from the departmental office.
Energy Storage Systems - Super Capacitors
Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage. Pumped Storage. Other possible technologies. System modeling and control.
Practical design considerations for a LLC multi-resonant DC-DC converter in battery charging applications
Conference Proceedings | Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2012 Twenty-Seventh Annual IEEE
Stability Analysis of Isolated Bidirectional Dual Active Full-Bridge DC–DC Converter With Triple Phase-Shift Control
Journal Article | Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on
Control Loop Design for a PFC Boost Converter with Ripple Steering
Journal Article | Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on
A High-Performance Single-Phase Bridgeless Interleaved PFC Converter for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Chargers
Journal Article | IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
A 4 GHz Non-Resonant Clock Driver With Inductor-Assisted Energy Return to Power Grid
Journal Article | Circuits and Systems I: Regular Paper s, IEEE Transactions on