Mr Muhammad Ali
Casual Academic

Mr Muhammad Ali

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2021.
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2015.
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan,  2011.
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

I have worked as PostDoc Researcher on a project to design and develop a battery management system. The key components included design and development of passive balancers, active balancers, and coulomb counting algorithm to determine the state-of-charger and state-of-health of individual cells in the battery pack. I have also worked on the concept design of ground rig to test the integrated power plant of electric aircrafts. 

Further, I have worked on an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded research project “Addressing Barriers to Efficient Renewable Integration” at UNSW, Australia. The project partners were ElectraNet Pty Ltd, Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd and Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). As a PostDoc Researcher on this project, I have worked with Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on renewable energy integration standards for Australian power grid.

Previously, I worked as Intern on a DANTE Aeronautical - UNSW joint collaboration project to design a ground rig to test the integrated powerplant of an electric aircraft. The internship is supported by Australian Government through Australian Postgraduate Research Internship (APR.Intern) program.

I did my PhD in electrical engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in March 2021. During my PhD, I worked on the power control of virtual oscillator-controlled inverters in microgrids. My expertise lies in the field of dispatchable inverter control techniques for microgrids with high penetration of renewable energy sources. I received Tuition Fee Scholarship and Research Stipend from UNSW in 2017 and IEEE IES S&YP Paper Assistance at Power Electronics and Motion Control (PEMC) conference in 2018.

My PhD Supervisors were:

  • Professor John E. Fletcher (Primary Supervisor)
  • Dr. Hendra I. Nurdin (Joint Supervisor)

I am also working as a Casual Academic at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. I have performed lab demonstration and exam marking duties for several undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

I am a Graduate Student Member of IEEE, IEEE Power Electronics Society and IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Room 320, Tyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Ali M; Li J; Callegaro L; Nurdin HI; Fletcher JE, 2020, 'Regulation of active and reactive power of a virtual oscillator controlled inverter', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 14, pp. 62 - 69,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ali M; Nurdin HI; Fletcher JE, 2020, 'Synthesizing Averaged Virtual Oscillator Dynamics to Control Inverters with an Output LCL Filter', IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference), vol. 2020-October, pp. 3265 - 3270,
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Ali M; Sahoo A; Nurdin HI; Ravishankar J; Fletcher JE, 2019, 'On the Power Sharing Dynamics of Parallel-Connected Virtual Oscillator-Controlled and Droop-Controlled Inverters in an AC Microgrid', in IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference), pp. 3931 - 3936,
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ali M; Nurdin HI; Fletcher JE, 2018, 'Output Power Regulation of a Virtual Oscillator Controlled Inverter', in Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, PEMC 2018, pp. 1085 - 1090,
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ali M; Nurdin HI; Fletcher JE, 2018, 'Simultaneous regulation of active and reactive output power of parallel-connected virtual oscillator controlled inverters', in Proceedings: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, pp. 4051 - 4056,

My areas of expertise include:

  • Dispatchable generation
  • Virtual oscillator control
  • Renewable energy and microgrids
  • Power control
  • Nonlinear control theory
  • Model predictive control of power converters
  • Hydrogen fuel cell
  • High energy density lithium-ion batteries
  • Powerplant of electric aircrafts