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Dr. David Laverty PhD, MIET, MIEEE
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Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 4651
E-mail: david dot laverty at qub dot ac dot uk
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Dr Laverty joined the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as a lecture in 2011.  His research interests include anti-islanding protection for renewable generation and Smart Grid telecommunications infrastructure.  He is the founder of the OpenPMU project for the development of open source phasor measurement unit (PMU) technology which has been presented before the IEEE PES.

Dr Laverty teaches Energy Systems and Smart Grid and has a keen interest in the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.  He gives public talks to local professional, educational and charitable groups on topics including Renewable Energy and the technology behind household electronics.

  • PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, UK (2010)
  • MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, UK (2006)
Research Interests:
  • Smart Grid Architecture, Telecommunications, Data Management and Security
  • Phasor Measurement Units
  • Anti-Islanding Detection by Synchrophasor
  • Renewable and Embedded Generation
  • OpenPMU – Open Source Phasor Measurement Unit –
Work Experience:
  • Lecturer with Energy, Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), QUB (2011 to date)
  • Research Fellow, Knowledge Transfer Secondment with Scottish & Southern Energy (2010 - 2011)
  • IAESTE Trainee, Cognitive Systems Engineering (GETlab), Universität Paderborn, Germany (2005)
External Activities:
  • Member IET and IEEE
  • IEEE PES UK and Republic of Ireland Communications Officer
  • IET Northern Ireland Network Committee Events Organiser
  • QUESTS – Queen’s University Engineering Science & Technology Society
  • EEECS Research Society Member