Philip Ciufo graduated from the University of Wollongong with a
B.E. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering in 1990 whilst also completing
an Industry Cadetship. In 1991 he joined the University as Research
Associate where he worked on several research projects and provided
engeering support to many of the research programs within the School
of Electrical Computer and Telecommunications Engineering. He obtained
an M.E. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering in 1993. He joined the
academic staff of the University after completing his Ph.D. in 2002.
The title of his thesis was "Magnetic Modelling and Sensorless Control
of the Synchronous Reluctance Machine". Dr Ciufo has had various
stints in industry as an Electrical Engineer and returned to academia
Electrical engineering (and engineering in general) plays
such an important role in any existing and developing society.
Most of what we, as a society, take for granted is a result
of good engineering practice; clean water, an abundance of
energy etc. The future holds many challenges and it is engineers
that will provide the solutions that we seek. Research is
fundamental to the development of sustainable and viable solutions.
The focus of my research has always been practical, outcome
driven results that solve, or contribute to solutions for
issues that industry needs; both in the long and short term.
The primary focus of my research activities is in power
quality (PQ) including system harmonics, harmonic management,
voltage fluctuations and unbalance. Both the technical and
economic aspects of PQ in LV, MV and HV networks are of interest.
Voltage regulation in distribution networks rich in generation
and modern load types can also be regarded as a PQ problem
and therefore I have an interest in active distribution
networks. PQ management in a modern grid is quite a challenge.
These technical issues also exist in micro-grid systems and
this is also an active area of my recent research activities.
My other research interests include; modelling and analysis
of power distribution systems, intelligent grids and distributed
generation integration, protection in MV and LV networks containing
significant distributed generators, advanced distribution
automation and AC drive systems (modelling, analysis, control).
Publications list (sourced from UOW database)