Dr Gilbert Foo

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Senior Lecturer - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 # 8761

Email: gfoo@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

WZ Building, Level 4, WZ410A
34 St Paul Street
Auckland Central
Auckland

Postal Address:

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2010

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1st Class Hons), University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2006

Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Distinction), Inti College Malaysia, 2004

Memberships and Affiliations:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Biography:

Gilbert Foo received the Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Inti College Malaysia in 2004. He received the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2006 and 2010 respectively. He joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a Research Fellow in 2010 and as an Assistant Professor in 2012. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. His research interests include power electronics, electric machine design and control.

Teaching Areas:

•    ENEL801 Advanced Power Electronics
•    ENEL702 Instrumentation and Control Systems
•    ENEL603 Industrial Circuit Models
•    735910 Electrical Machines
•    737002 Circuit Theory

Research Areas:

•    Power Electronic Converter Design and Control
•    Control of Electrical Drives
•    Electric Machine Design

Publications:


Recent Journal Publications:

•    Z. Xinan, Gilbert Foo, “A Robust Field-Weakening Algorithm based on Duty Ratio Regulation for Direct Torque Controlled Synchronous Reluctance Motor”, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 765-773, Apr. 2016.

•    B. X. Nguyen, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, Gilbert Foo, A. Ong, U. K. Madawala, “An Efficiency Optimization Scheme for Bidirectional Inductive Power Transfer Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 6310-6319, Nov. 2015.

•    Z. Xinan, Gilbert Foo, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, D. L. Maskell, “An Improved Robust Field-Weakening Algorithm for Direct Torque Controlled Synchronous Reluctance Motor Drives”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 3255-3264, May 2015.

•    D. R. Nayanasiri, Gilbert Foo, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, D. L. Maskell, “A Switching Control Strategy for Single and Dual Inductor Push-Pull Converters”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 3761-3771, July 2015.

•    Gilbert Foo, Z. Xinan, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, “Sensor Fault-Resilient Control of Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives”, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 855-864, Apr. 2015.

•    T. D. Nguyen, Gilbert Foo, K. J. Tseng, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, “Modeling and Sensorless Direct Torque and Flux Control of a Dual-Airgap Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine with Field Weakening Operation”,  IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 412-422, Apr. 2014.

•    Z. Xinan, Gilbert Foo, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, K. J. Tseng, B. S. Bhangu, C. Gajanayake, “Sensor Fault Detection, Isolation and System Reconfiguration based on Extended Kalman Filter for Induction Motor Drives”, IET Electric Power Applications, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 607-617, 2013.

•    Gilbert Foo, Z. Xinan, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, “A Novel Speed, DC-Link Voltage and Current Sensor Fault Detection and Isolation in IPM Synchronous Motor Drives using an Extended Kalman Filter”,  IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 8, pp. 3485-3495, Aug. 2013.  

•    T. D. Nguyen, Gilbert Foo, K. J. Tseng, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, “Sensorless Control of a Dual-Airgap Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine for Flywheel Energy Storage System”, IET Electric Power Applications, vol. 7, no. 2, pp.140-149, 2013.

•    T. D. Nguyen, Gilbert Foo, K. J. Tseng, D. M. Vilathgamuwa, “Modeling and Position-Sensorless Control of a Dual-Airgap Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine for Flywheel Energy Storage System”, Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 758-768, 2012.

•    T. D. Nguyen, Gilbert Foo, K. J. Tseng, “Control of a Dual-airgap Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine for Flywheel Energy Storage System: A Model Predictive Control Approach”, Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 401-410, 2012.

Awards:

•    University Medal in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2006