Dr Adam Taylor

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Senior Research Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8249

Email: adam.taylor@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

PhD, ME, BE(Hons), NZCE

Biography:

Dr Adam Taylor is a Senior Research Lecturer in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technology’s School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Prior to joining AUT University, Adam lectured in Management at The University of Auckland, and consulted in engineering and technology solutions for business for both Newbridge/Alcatel and TelecomNZ (where he originally obtained his trade qualifications).  Adam has also run the design office of a power utility company.

Adam’s research interests include Power Systems, Power Electronics, Power Electronic Device Modeling, Linear Induction Motors, Alternative and/or Distributed Generation,  Cryogenic Applications of Power Devices, People in/and Technology, and matters he finds quirky and interesting.  To understand these fields of inquiry, Adam has employed both positivist lines of inquiry as well as post-positivist methodologies including Grounded Theory, Narrative Analysis, and Discourse Analysis.

Teaching Areas:

  • Electrical Machines
  • Internet Programming
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Engineering
  • Telecommunications Technologies

Research Areas:

  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Electronic Device Modeling
  • Linear Induction Motors
  • Alternative and/or Distributed Generation
  • Cryogenic Applications of Power Devices
  • People in/and Technology
  • Grounded Theory
  • Narrative Analysis
  • The Quirky and the Interesting

Publications:

Main Publications


Thesis


"The Identity of High-Achieving IT Professionals at Work: A Narrative Analysis” Doctoral Thesis, 2010

"Experimental Characterisation of Power Diodes and IGBTs from Cryogenic (77K) to Room (300K) Temperature” Master's Thesis, 1999.


Peer Reviewed Journals


“The Development of a Linear Induction Motor as a Marine Propulsion System” (2016), Taylor A.P.R, Geor M., Tamakai S., Hooper S., Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Volume 158, Issue B1 pp:B43-B47, June 2016

“A comparative analysis of a white-roof installation during a New Zealand autumn and winter” (2016), Taylor A.P.R, International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp:52-60, May 2016

“A 2-Port Network Model of a Z-Source Converter”, (2015), Parker B., Taylor A.P.R., International Journal of Advances in Computer Networks and Its Security, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp:75-80, Oct 2015
 

“The Feasibility of Small Hydro-Electric Generation in a Large Urban Area” (2012), Zhang, B. Y., Taylor, A. P. R., International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, Volume 3, Issue 4, October-December 2012

“Initial Data and Comparative Analysis of a ‘White Roof’ Installation in New Zealand” (2012), Taylor, A. P. R., Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development,  Volume 3 Number 3, pp. 201-218, September, 2012

 

“Programming for the Internet and experiential learning: A new approach incorporating a constructed world” International Journal of Technology and Design Education, Volume 17, Number 2, May 2007 , pp. 217-229.

 


Book Chapters


“The Nature of Truth” A chapter in ‘Truth, Lies, and Misinformation in Information Systems’, forthcoming.


Peer Reviewed Conference

 

“A Maximum Constant Boost Quasi-Z-Source Invertor with Third Harmonic Injection for Linear Induction Motors” (2015), Radhkrishnan V., Baghel S., Taylor A.P.R., The Third International Conference on Advances in Computing, Electronics and Communication (ACEC 2015), Zurich, Switzerland, 10 Oct 2015 - 11 Oct 2015.

 

“Exposure Matters: Understanding the Experiences of Rural Cultures” (2013), Boynton M., Carrico C., Paretti M., Matusovich H., Taylor A., 43rd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Okalhoma City, Oklahoma, USA. 23-26 Octeober, 2013. 

 

“Confirmation and Error in Some Existing Wind Turbine Optimisation Models” (2012), Wang R.Y., & Taylor, A.P.R.,  The 2012 5th International Conference on Computer and Electrical Engineering (ICCEE 2012),  Hong Kong, China , October 26-27, 2012.

“The Feasibility of the SWER System in New Zealand as a Low Bit Rate Communications Channel” (2012), Zhang, Z., Yang, Z.Q., & Taylor, A.P.R.,  The 2012 5th International Conference on Computer and Electrical Engineering (ICCEE 2012),  Hong Kong, China , October 26-27, 2012.

“Steady-state and Inrush Harmonics in a New Zealand Steel Mill on a Long Transmission Line” (2012), Deo. V., & Taylor, A.P.R., The 2012 5th International Conference on Computer and Electrical Engineering (ICCEE 2012), Hong Kong, China, October 26-27, 2012.

 

“Story and Metaphor in the Identity Work of High-Achieving IT Professionals” (2011), Taylor, A.P.R., NZ Discourse Conference (NZDC), Auckland, New Zealand, 5-7 December 2011.

“A Preliminary PLECs Model for the IGCT”, (2011), Ghassemi, M., & Taylor, A.P.R., World Congress on Engineering and Technology (CET), Shanghai, China, 28-30 October 2011.

“Narrative Analysis of High-Achieving IT Professionals: An Identity Capital Model”  (2009), Taylor, A. P. R., & Doolin, B., NZ Discourse Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 18-20 November, 2009.

“Comparative PLECS Modelling of Ideal and Non-ideal m-level IGBT Inverters at 11kV” (2009), Sharma, M. S., & Taylor, A. P. R., Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 27-30 September 2009.

“The Socially Constructed Identity of a High-Achieving IT Professional”, (2007) Taylor, A. P. R., & Doolin, B., NZ Discourse Conference, Auckland, 6-8 December, 2007.

“The Construction of ‘Alpha-geek’ Identity in the Technology Commercialisation Process” (2004) Taylor, A. P. R., Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) Doctoral Consortium, Shanghai, China, July 2004.

“Experimental Characteristics and an Enhanced PSpice Model for Power Diodes from 77K to 300K." (1999) Taylor A.P.R., Reid M.D., Duke R.M., & Round S.D., Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Darwin, Australia, 1999, pp. 252-57.

“Design of a Controlled Cryostat for the Characterisation of Power Semiconductor Devices from 77K to 300K” (1998) Taylor A.P.R., Duke R.M. & Round S.D., Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 1998, pp. 522-525.

 

Awards:

  • Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Award