Interim Department Head
Transmission Electric Industry Chair
Dr. Andy Knight’s research group key areas of interest are: sustainable electrical energy systems, focusing on the integration of renewable energy into electric grids through systems analysis and experimental validation, and; electromechanical energy conversion, including electrical machines, drives and associated power electronics.
Dr. Knight currently serves as the Transmission Electric Industry Chair at the Schulich School of Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer registered in the province of Alberta, and Senior Member of the IEEE. He serves on the R&D Committee of IEEE Smart Grid and the Executive Board of IEEE IAS. Dr. Knight is also spearheading a collaborative research initiative called Calgary Electric Power and Energy Systems (CaPES).
1. J.A. Baroudi, V. Dinavahi, A.M. Knight “A review of power converter topologies for wind generators”. Renewable Energy 32:14, 2007, pp 2369-2385
2. A.M. Knight, G.E. Peters, “Simple wind energy controller for an expanded operating range” IEEE Trans Energy Conversion, 20:2, 2005, pp 459-466
3. S. Leng, R.U. Haque, N. Perera, J. Salmon, A. Knight “Soft start and voltage control of grid connected induction motors using floating capacitor H-bridge converters “ IEEE ECCE 2014