Dr Ian Laird


Ian Laird obtained the Ph.D. degree at The University of Sydney, Australia, in 2013. He is currently a Research Assistant in power electronics at the University of Bristol, UK.


His research interests include thermoelectric power generation, power electronics topology modelling and design, and maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control schemes.


  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.