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Name Emeritus Professor Dr. Ooi Boon Teck
Qualification PhD in Electrical Engineering, McGill University (1970) Master in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1967) B.Eng.Hon. (First class) in Electrical Engineering, University of Adelaide (1962)
Organization McGill University
UTAR Contact Person Ir. Dr. Lim Boon Han,

2012 Emeritus Professor McGill University
1986-2011 Professor McGill University
1976-1986 Associate Professor McGill University
1970-1976 Assistant Professor McGill University
Sep 1969 – May 1970 Sessional Assistant Sir George Williams University
Teaching & Administration
  • Retired
  • Teaching
Course taught previously:
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 
  • Introduction to Computers 
  • Electric Power (service course) 
  • Electromechanical Energy Conversion I 
  • Electromechanical Energy Conversion II
  • Electric Machine Dynamics
  • Continuum Electromechanics 
  • Inverters and Choppers Circuits 
  • Flexible AC Transmission System
  • Power Laboratory I
Chairman: Departmental Curriculum Committee (1980-1988)
Teaching Interests
  • Electric machinery
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Systems
  • Stability 
Research Interests
    Electric Machinery
  • Linear Induction Motor
  • Homopolar Linear Motor
  • Electric machine transients
  • Electric Machine stability
  • Synchronous generators
  • Doubly-Fed Induction Generators
    Power Electronics
  • Thyristor family of converters
  • Line Commutated Converters (LCC)
  • IGBT family of converters
  • Voltage-Source Converters (VSCs)
  • Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC)
  • Variable Speed Motor Drives
  • High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)
  • Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS)
    Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Wind turbine generators
  • Wind Farms
    Power Systems
  • Small signal stability analysis
  • Eigenfunction analysis
  • Power system stabilizers (PSS)
  • Mini-grid with Stand-Alone Capability
  • Interaction of mini-grid with macro-grid
Funded Research Projects
    Current Research
  • Grant:from Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Title: High Voltage Power Electronics for Integrating Micro-Grids to Conventional Power Grid. 2016-2021 (Canadian $220,000)
  • Power Quality Compensator: EPRI (USA) $279,000, 1993-1996
  • Multi-terminal HVDC Light: ABB (Sweden) $200,000, 1882-2002
    NSERC I2I Grant (personal)
  • Decoupled P-Q controller for doubly-fed induction machine. $105,204 2006-2007
    Personal NSERC Grant
  • Discovery NSERC (5 year) $230,000 2006-2011
  • Discovery NSERC (5 year) $140,000 2011-2016
  • Discovery NSERC (5 year) $220,000 2016-2021
    Team Grants with Prof. Galiana and Prof. Joos
  • Flexible AC Transmission Systems, $293025, 1994-1997
  • Penetration—Key to a Sustained Wind Energy Industry, $396,000 2004-2007
  • Design and Operation of Trans-Canadian Power Grids: An Integrated Approach, $479,000 2008-2010
Professional Membership
  • IEEE Life Fellow
Professional Activities
  • Emeritus Professor, McGill University
  • Visiting Professor, UMPEDAC, University of Malaya
  • Visiting Professor, Nanyang University of Technology
  • Visiting Professor UTAR
Awards & Honours
  • Fellow IEEE 1, January 2003, for contributions to high power converters
  • Patents - U.S. Patent 4,941,079, July 10, 1990, of B.T. Ooi, "Pulse Width Modulation Power Transmission System", licensed by multinational equipment manufacturer US Patent, 8,476,871, B2 July 2, 2013 of B.T.Ooi, Baike Shen and Victor Low, on "Method and System for Controlling a Doubly-Fed Induction Machine".
  • Ford Motor Company International Fellowship (1965-66)
    The Ross Medal (joint recipient) awarded by the Engineering Institute of Canada 1978.
According to Google Scholar, there are 6459 citations of the publications which are in three areas
(1) Power Systems
(2) Power Electronics (3) Renewable Energy Technologies.

The publications are in 141 journal publications of IEEE Transactions or IET Proceedings. Below are samples of the papers ranked by Google Scholar.

Title Cited By Year
Indirect current control of a unity power factor sinusoidal current boost type three-phase rectifier
JW Dixon, BT Ooi
IEEE Transactions on industrial electronics 35 (4), 508-515
365 1988
The potential of distributed generation to provide ancillary services G Joos, BT Ooi, D McGillis, FD Galiana, R Marceau
Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, 2000. IEEE 3, 1762-1767
315 2000
Locating and isolating DC faults in multi-terminal DC systems
Tang, BT Ooi
IEEE transactions on power delivery 22 (3), 1877-1884
274 2007
Optimal acquisition and aggregation of offshore wind power by multiterminal voltage-source HVDC
W Lu, BT Ooi
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 18 (1), 201-206
250 2003
A three-phase controlled-current PWM converter with leading power factor
BT Ooi, JC Salmon, JW Dixon, AB Kulkarni
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 1 (IA-23), 78-84
221 1987
Assessment and control of the impact of FACTS devices on power system performance
FD Galiana, K Almeida, M Toussaint, J Griffin, D Atanackovic, BT Ooi, ...
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 11 (4), 1931-1936
208 1996
Strategies to smooth wind power fluctuations of wind turbine generator
C Luo, H Banakar, B Shen, BT Ooi
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 22 (2), 341-349
207 2007
Kinetic energy of wind-turbine generators for system frequency support
PK Keung, P Li, H Banakar, BT Ooi
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 1 (24), 279-287
206 2009
Frequency deviation of thermal power plants due to wind farms
C Luo, BT Ooi
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 21 (3), 708-716
167 2006
Impacts of wind power minute-to-minute variations on power system operation
H Banakar, C Luo, BT Ooi
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 23 (1), 150-160
159 2008
A single-phase controlled-current PWM rectifier
O Stihi, BT Ooi
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 3 (4), 453-459
154 1988
Protection of VSC-multi-terminal HVDC against DC faults
L Tang, BT Ooi
Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2002. pesc 02. 2002 IEEE 33rd ...
141 2002
Voltage angle lock loop control of the boost type PWM converter for HVDC application
BT Ooi, X Wang
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (Institute of Electrical and ...
138 1990
Sensorless maximum power point tracking of wind by DFIG using rotor position phase lock loop (PLL)
B Shen, B Mwinyiwiwa, Y Zhang, BT Ooi
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 24 (4), 942-951
130 2009
An integrated AC drive system using a controlled-current PWM rectifier/inverter link
BT Ooi, JW Dixon, AB Kulkarni, M Nishimoto
1986 17th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 494-501
125 1986
Regulating and equalizing DC capacitance voltages in multilevel STATCOM
Y Chen, B Mwinyiwiwa, Z Wolanski, BT Ooi
IEEE Transactions on power Delivery 12 (2), 901-907
120 1997
Multi-terminal LVDC system for optimal acquisition of power in wind-farm using induction generators
W Lu, BT Ooi
Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2001. PESC. 2001 IEEE 32nd Annual ...
116 2001
Boost-type PWM HVDC transmission system
BT Ooi, X Wang
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 6 (4), 1557-1563
115 1991
Estimation of wind penetration as limited by frequency deviation
C Luo, HG Far, H Banakar, PK Keung, BT Ooi
112 2007