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Dr Akram Bati has over 28 years of experience in academia and the power industry and now lectures in electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Bolton. Previously he worked on the European Green Vehicle Initiative FP7 project (Free Moby) at the University of Surrey.
From 2013 to 2015, he worked for Cranfield University managing the Electrical Power and Drive Laboratory (ePAD), where research was being conducted into an intelligent grid interfaced vehicle eco-charging project (iGIVE, co-funded by the EPSRC and NSFC), electric motor drives and smart power grids alongside teaching an MSc and providing PhD project supervision activities.
Prior to that, he was an academic visitor to the Offshore, Process and Energy Engineering department of the School of Engineering at Cranfield.
From 1988 to 2011, he worked as an academic at many international universities (in the Middle East and Africa including University of Technology, Baghdad University, and Babylon University of Iraq, Mutah University of Jordan and Kwazulu Natal University of South Africa).
During that period, he also worked with international companies specialising in the power industry sector such as General Electric, Bechtel and Washington Group International. Here he supervised testing and commissioning of new power distribution substations 11/33/132 and 400 kV as well as training on the job (TOJ) of operation and maintenance for junior engineers working at thermal power plants.
His main area of research is power system stability improvement by the application of control and FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) devices, servomechanism of flying objects, induction heating, wind turbine control and inductive wireless power transfer.
He has participated on the Technical Programme Committee of many IEEE conferences on power engineering and smart grids and is a regular peer reviewer of IEEE Transactions on power systems, power quality and power electronics.
Recently, he became a member of the EPSRC peer review college on wind turbine control and power quality.
He has supervised 32 MSc and 15 PhD students abroad and at Cranfield so far and has acted as the external examiner for 48 MSc and seven PhD students abroad before joining Cranfield.