Mr Ian Laird
Ian Laird graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2008 with a BEng (Hons. I) in Mechatronic Engineering. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering (Power electronics) at the University of Sydney. He currently holds an APA and Norman I. Price scholarships and previously worked with the CSIRO Material Science and Engineering division in Lindfield, Sydney.
His research interests include thermoelectric power generation, power electronics topology modelling and design, and maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control schemes.
- I. Laird and D.D-C. Lu, "SPICE Steady State Modelling of Thermoelectric Generators involving the Thomson Effect," in IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2011. IECON '11. 37th Annual Conference of the, Nov. 2011 (Accepted).
- I. Laird, D.D-C. Lu, and V.G. Agelidis, "Switched-coupled-inductor DC/DC converters with high voltage conversion ratio," Int. J. Power Electronics, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 345–362, 2010.
- I. Laird, D.D-C. Lu, and V.G. Agelidis, "High-gain switched-coupled-inductor boost converter," in Power Electronics and Drive Systems, 2009. PEDS '09. International Conference on, Nov. 2009, pp. 423-428.
- I. Laird, H. Lovatt, N. Savvides, D.D-C. Lu, and V.G. Agelidis, "Comparative study of maximum power point tracking algorithms for thermoelectric generators," in Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2008. AUPEC '08., Dec. 2008, pp. 1-6.