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Dr Milutin Jovanovic

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Milutin -JovanovicI received the BEng and MEng degrees from the University of Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia), in 1987 and 1991 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1997, all in electrical engineering.

The beginning of my long academic career goes back to the period of 1987-1992 when I was a Lecturer in power converters and drives in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Belgrade. From 1992 until 1997 I was with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Newcastle, Australia, where I successfully completed my PhD studies (full-time internally funded studentship and overseas postgraduate research student award) on sensor-less control of synchronous reluctance machines, to be subsequently employed there as a Senior Research Associate.

I joined the School of Engineering of Liverpool John Moores University in 1998 as a Lecturer in Power Engineering. Since 2000, I’ve been with the Faculty of Engineering and Environment (formerly the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences) of Northumbria University at Newcastle, first as a senior lecturer and currently as a reader in power engineering. The main areas of my expertise are applications of electrical machines & drives and wind energy conversion systems (foremost control of wind turbine generators).

I lectured a range of power engineering subjects in the areas of electric machines/drives, renewable energy, power electronics and/or power systems across different undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition, I had many invited presentations at reputable universities and scientific institutions across Europe (e.g. UK, Serbia, Slovenia, Italy, Turkey, France), China and Australia including continuous links with one the leading European graduate schools in electrical engineering, Ecole National Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA) in France, through ERASMUS teaching mobility grant schemes over the last 4 year

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Parameter independent control of doubly-fed reluctance wind generators without a rotor position sensor, Aghakashkooli, M., Jovanovic, M. 1 May 2022, In: International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
  • Dynamic Modeling and Control of BDFRG under Unbalanced Grid Conditions, Taluo, T., Ristić, L., Jovanović, M. 16 Jul 2021, In: Energies
  • Sensorless adaptive control of brushless doubly-fed reluctance generators for wind power applications, Agha Kashkooli, M., Jovanović, M. 1 Nov 2021, In: Renewable Energy
  • Sensorless MRAS control of emerging doubly‐fed reluctance wind generators, Agha‐Kashkooli, M., Jovanović, M. 6 Jul 2021, In: IET Renewable Power Generation
  • Control of synchronous reluctance machines using differential flatness theory, Rigatos, G., Siano, P., Wira, P., Jovanovic, M. 21 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Design and Performance Comparisons of Brushless Doubly-Fed Generators with Different Rotor Structures, Zhang, F., Yu, S., Wang, Y., Jin, S., Jovanovic, M. Jan 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • Emerging Multiport Electrical Machines and Systems-Part II, Buja, G., Cheng, M., Jovanovic, M. 1 Jan 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • Sensorless flux observer-based fault detection of induction machines, Masala, J., Busawon, K., Jovanovic, M., Binns, R. 21 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Sensorless Variable Speed Operation of Doubly-Fed Reluctance Wind Generators, Jovanović, M., Ademi, S., Binns, R. Jul 2019, ICCEP 2019 - 7th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power, Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Current and Recent Projects

PGR Supervision

  • Sul Ademi Sensor and Sensorless Vector Control Framework of Doubly-Fed Reluctance Motors and Generators Start Date: 20/09/2011 End Date: 11/12/2014
  • Hao Wu Performance Comparisons of Doubly-Fed Machines Start Date: 01/10/2009 End Date: 18/07/2013
  • Jude-Kennedy Obichere Model Reference Adaptive Control of Doubly Fed Reluctance Generators for Wind Power Applications Start Date: 29/11/2012 End Date: 25/04/2016
  • Mohammed Hasan Control of Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Machines Under Normal and Faulty Operating Conditions Start Date: 01/04/2010 End Date: 24/07/2014
  • Samuel Obi Comparative Studies of Grid-Connected Doubly-Fed Wind Generators Start Date: 01/03/2020
  • Mohammadreza Aghakashkooli Control and Grid Integration of Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Wind Generators Start Date: 01/10/2019


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