Neville Watson

Professor Neville Watson

Positions

  • Professor
  • Undergraduate Director of Studies, EEE
  • 3rd Professional Year Coordinator

Qualifications

BE(Hons), PhD, CPEng, IEEE, IPENZ

Room

von Haast 464

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 7277
Fax: +64 3 364 2761
neville.watson@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal Address

Electrical and Computer Engineering Building
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Background

Service at University of Canterbury
1987 - Appointed a temporary lecturer
1988 - Appointed Lecturer
1995 - Appointed Senior Lecturer
2005 - Associate Professor
2009 - Professor

Undergraduate Courses 2015

Postgraduate research available

Current Postgraduate Students

  • Diwakar Bhujel, PhD
  • Alejandro Castellanos Escamilla, PhD
  • Lance Frater, PhD (Submitted)
  • Rabia Nazir, PhD
  • Jiak Tan, PhD

Recently Completed Thesis Students

  • Bhaba Das, PhD Research Title: Design and development of thyristor based MLCR CSC, 2014
  • Ali Farzanehrafat, PhD Research Title: Power quality state estimation, 2014
  • Zhiliang Wei, ME Research Title: Compact fluorescent lamps phase dependency modelling and harmonic assessment of their widespread use in distribution systems, 2010
  • Nick Murray, PhD Research Title: Flexible power control in large power current source conversion, 2009
  • Chris Collins, PhD Research Title: Harmonic domain modelling of FACTS devices, 2006
  • Bernard Lasantha Perera, PhD Research Title: Flexible transmission using pulse multiplication, 2006
  • Kent Yu, PhD Research Title: Harmonic state estimation, 2006

Research Interests

  • Power Systems (Electromagnetic Compatibility/Power Quality)
  • Power-Flow
  • Harmonics
  • Electromagnetic Transients
  • Power Electronics
  • HVdc Transmission
  • FACTS Controllers
  • Custom Power
  • Deregulated Electricity Industry

Publications