Prof. Ing. Cyril Spiteri Staines

Prof. Ing. Cyril Spiteri Staines

Prof. Ing. Cyril Spiteri Staines

  B.Eng.(Hons),Ph.D.(Nottingham),S.M.I.E.E.E.,M.I.E.T.

Professor

Room 422
Engineering Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3078
Prof. Cyril Spiteri Staines graduated with a First Class B.Eng. degree from the University of Malta in 1994. He commenced duties at the University of Malta in 1995. Also in 1995 he was awarded a Commonwealth scholarship to carry out a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Nottingham, U.K. In 1998 he successfully obtained his Ph.D. degree and was promoted to Lecturer. He was promoted to grade of Senior Lecturer in 2004, to Associate Professor in 2007 and to Full Professor in 2014. From 2007 till 2011 he was Head of Department of the Industrial Electrical Power Conversion (IEPC) of the Faculty of Engineering.

During 2003-2004 Prof. Spiteri Staines was a visiting scholar at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nottingham. During this period, apart from supervising various Masters and Ph.D. students at Nottingham, he also carried out post-doctoral research work concerned with the sensorless speed and position control of induction machines. He worked on a novel technique developed at Nottingham, by which low and zero speed/frequency operation of an induction machine is possible.

In 2007, in collaboration with Prof. Kennel he organised in Malta 2007 the First International workshop on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives – this evolved in the prestigious IEEE SLED symposium. In 2008, Prof. Spiteri Staines was responsible for the setting up of the ERDF funded Electrical Energy & Efficiency (EEE) Lab of the IEPC. He has written various research funding applications, his most recent awarded funding was 'Electrical Energy System Optimisation for the More Electric Aircraft'. He has published over 100 technical papers most of which are peer reviewed journal or conference papers. His current research interests are related to Sensorless and High performance control of Electrical Machines, Microgrids, Design of Power Electronic Converters, Energy Efficiency and the grid-connection and control of Renewable Energy Sources (RES).


Prof. Spiteri Staines is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the IET. He is a committee member of the MGPEI and is Vice-president of SBE-Malta.
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Energy Conversion and Efficiency
  • Power Systems
  • Control of Electric Drives
  • Power Electronics
  • RES and Micro Grids

STAINES, C.S., CARUANA, C. and RAUTE, R., 2014. A Review of Saliency-based Sensorless Control Methods for Alternating Current Machines. IEEJ Journal of Industry Applications, 3(2), pp. 86-96.

MICALLEF, A., APAP, M., SPITERI-STAINES, C. and GUERRERO, J.M., 2013. Selective virtual capacitive impedance loop for harmonic voltage compensation in islanded MicroGrids, Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE 2013, pp. 7968-7973.

SCICLUNA, K., SPITERI-STAINES, C. and APAP, M., 2013. Analysis of harmonics on a MRAS system used for sensorless control of a DFIG, Power Electronics and Applications (EPE), 2013 15th European Conference on 2013, pp. 1-12.

SCICLUNA, K., SPITERI-STAINES, C. and APAP, M., 2013. MRAS observers for Doubly-Fed Induction Machine in wind energy conversion systems, EUROCON, 2013 IEEE 2013, pp. 882-888.

MICALLEF, A., APAP, M., SPITERI-STAINES, C. and GUERRERO, J.M., 2012. Cooperative control with virtual selective harmonic capacitance for harmonic voltage compensation in islanded microgrids, IECON 2012 - 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society 2012, pp. 5619-5624.

MICALLEF, A., APAP, M., SPITERI-STAINES, C. and GUERRERO, J.M., 2012. Secondary control for reactive power sharing in droop-controlled islanded microgrids, Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2012 IEEE International Symposium on 2012, pp. 1627-1633.

MICALLEF, A., APAP, M., STAINES, C.S. and GUERRERO ZAPATA, J.M., 2012. Secondary control for reactive power sharing and voltage amplitude restoration in droop-controlled islanded microgrids, Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), 2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on 2012, pp. 492-498.

MICALLEF, A., APAP, M., STAINES, C.S., GUERRERO ZAPATA, J.M., MICALLEF, A., APAP, M., SPITERI-STAINES, C., GUERRERO, J.M. and VASQUEZ, J.C., 2012; 2014. Secondary control for reactive power sharing and voltage amplitude restoration in droop-controlled islanded microgrids; Reactive Power Sharing and Voltage Harmonic Distortion Compensation of Droop Controlled Single Phase Islanded Microgrids, Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), 2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on; Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on 2012; 2014, pp. 492; 1-498; 10.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., SPITERI STAINES, C., CILIA, J., TESKE, N., SUMNER, M. and ASHER, G.M., 2011. A review of sensorless control in induction machines using hf injection, test vectors and PWM harmonics, Proc. Symp. Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED) 2011, pp. 47-55.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., STAINES, C.S., CILIA, J., TESKE, N., SUMNER, M. and ASHER, G.M., 2011. A review of sensorless control in induction machines using hf injection, test vectors and PWM harmonics, Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED), 2011 Symposium on 2011, pp. 47-55.

MICALLEF, A., STAINES, C.S. and APAP, M., 2010. Modeling of an EMC test-bench for conducted emissions in solid state applications, Proc. MELECON 2010 - 2010 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conf 2010, pp. 80-86.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., STAINES, C.S., CILIA, J. and SUMNER, M., 2010. Design of a periphery control FPGA board for electric drive systems, Proc. MELECON 2010 - 2010 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conf 2010, pp. 927-932.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., STAINES, C.S., CILIA, J., SUMNER, M. and ASHER, G.M., 2010. Analysis and Compensation of Inverter Nonlinearity Effect on a Sensorless PMSM Drive at Very Low and Zero Speed Operation. IEEE_J_IE, 57(12), pp. 4065-4074.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., STAINES, C.S., CILIA, J., SUMNER, M. and ASHER, G.M., 2010. Sensorless Control of Induction Machines at Low and Zero Speed by Using PWM Harmonics for Rotor-Bar Slotting Detection. IEEE_J_IA, 46(5), pp. 1989-1998.

SPITERI, K., STAINES, C.S. and APAP, M., 2010. Control of doubly fed induction machine using a matrix converter, Proc. MELECON 2010 - 2010 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conf 2010, pp. 1297-1302.

SPITERI, K., STAINES, C.S. and APAP, M., 2010. Power control of doubly fed induction machine using a rotor side matrix converter, Proc. IEEE Int Industrial Electronics (ISIE) Symp 2010, pp. 1445-1450.

BARTOLO, J.B., STAINES, C.S. and CARUANA, C., 2008. An investigation on the performance of current derivative sensors for the sensorless control of A.C. drives, Proc. 4th IET Conf. Power Electronics, Machines and Drives PEMD 2008 2008, pp. 532-536.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., CILIA, J., STAINES, C.S., SUMNER, M. and ASHER, G., 2008. Impedance saliency detection for sensorless control of AC machines utilizing existing PWM switching harmonics, Proc. 4th IET Conf. Power Electronics, Machines and Drives PEMD 2008 2008, pp. 557-561.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., STAINES, C.S., CILIA, J., SUMNER, M. and ASHER, G., 2008. Inverter non-linearity effects on a sensorless PMSM drive without additional test signal injection and zero speed operation, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Industrial Electronics ISIE 2008 2008, pp. 552-557.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., STAINES, C.S., CILIA, J., SUMNER, M. and ASHER, G., 2008. Operation of a sensorless PMSM drive without additional test signal injection, Proc. 4th IET Conf. Power Electronics, Machines and Drives PEMD 2008 2008, pp. 616-620.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., STAINES, C.S., CILIA, J., SUMNER, M. and ASHER, G., 2008. Sensorless Control of Induction Machines by Using PWM Harmonics for Rotor Bar Slotting Detection, Proc. IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting IAS '08 2008, pp. 1-8.

SPITERI, K., STAINES, C.S. and APAP, M., 2008. A three phase to three phase bidirectional power matrix converter, Proc. 3rd Int. Symp. Communications, Control and Signal Processing ISCCSP 2008 2008, pp. 1404-1408.

SPITERI, K., STAINES, C.S. and APAP, M., 2008. A three phase to three phase bidirectional power matrix converter, Proc. 3rd Int. Symp. Communications, Control and Signal Processing ISCCSP 2008 2008, pp. 1404-1408.

RAUTE, R., CARUANA, C., CILIA, J., STAINES, C.S. and SUMNER, M., 2007. A zero speed operation sensorless PMSM drive without additional test signal injection, Proc. European Conf. Power Electronics and Applications 2007, pp. 1-10.

ORTEGA, C., ARIAS, A., CARUANA, C., STAINES, C., BALCELLS, J. and CILIA, J., 2006. Sensorless Direct Torque Control of a Surface Mounted PMSM using High Frequency Injection, Proc. IEEE Int Industrial Electronics Symp 2006, pp. 2332-2337.

ORTEGA, C., ARIAS, A., BALLCELLS, J., CARUANA, C., SPITERI, C. and CILIA, J., 2006. The Use of Small Voltage Vectors of Matrix Converters in Direct Torque Control of Induction Machines, Proc. 12th Int. Power Electronics and Motion Control Conf. EPE-PEMC 2006 2006, pp. 314-319.

STAINES, C.S., ASHER, G.M. and SUMNER, M., 2006. Rotor-position estimation for induction machines at zero and low frequency utilizing zero-sequence currents. IEEE_J_IA, 42(1), pp. 105-112.

GAO, Q., STAINES, C.S., ASHER, G.M. and SUMNER, M., 2005. Encoderless Operation of Induction Motor using a MRAS Observer with Zero Drift Feedback Integrator, Proc. IEEE Int Electric Machines and Drives Conf 2005, pp. 2002-2005.

QIANG GAO, SPITERI, C.S., ASHER, G.M. and SUMNER, M., 2005. Sensorless speed operation of cage induction motor using zero drift feedback integration with MRAS observer, Proc. European Conf. Power Electronics and Applications 2005.

QIANG GAO, STAINES, C.S., ASHER, G.M. and SUMNER, M., 2005. Sensorless Operation of a Permanent Magnet Generator for Aircraft, Proc. IEEE Int Electric Machines and Drives Conf 2005, pp. 1838-1844.

STAINES, C.S., CARUANA, C., ASHER, G.M. and SUMNER, M., 2005. Sensorless control of induction Machines at zero and low frequency using zero sequence currents. IEEE_J_IE, 53(1), pp. 195-206.

STAINES, C.S., CARUANA, C., TESKE, N., CILIA, J. and ASHER, G.M., 2005. Sensorless speed, position and torque control using AC machine saliencies, Proc. IEEE Int Electric Machines and Drives Conf 2005, pp. 1392-1399.

STAINES, C.S., ASHER, G.M. and SUMNER, M., 2004. Rotor position estimation for induction machines at zero and low frequency utilising zero sequence currents, Proc. 39th IAS Annual Meeting Industry Applications Conf. Conf. Record of the 2004 IEEE 2004, pp. 1313-1320.

STAINES, C.S., CARUANA, C., TESKE, N., CILIA, J. and ASHER, G., 2004. Sensorless speed, position and torque control using AC machine saliencies, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Industrial Technology IEEE ICIT '04 2004, pp. 466-473.

SPITERI STAINES, C., CILIA, J., MICALLEF, B. and APAP, M., 2002. Sensorless vector control of a surface mount PMSM using high frequency injection, Proc. Int Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conf. (Conf. Publ. No. 487) 2002, pp. 44-48.

SPITERI STAINES, C., CILIA, J., MICALLEF, B. and APAP, M., 2002. Sensorless vector control of a surface mount PMSM using high frequency injection, Proc. Int Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conf. (Conf. Publ. No. 487) 2002, pp. 44-48.

STAINES, C.S. and CILIA, J., 2001. Sensorless position estimation using asymmetries in A.C. machines, Proc. 8th IEEE Int. Conf. Electronics, Circuits and Systems ICECS 2001 2001, pp. 145-148.

STAINES, C.S., ASHER, G.M. and BRADLEY, K.J., 1999. A periodic burst injection method for deriving rotor position in saturated cage-salient induction motors without a shaft encoder. IEEE_J_IA, 35(4), pp. 851-858.

STAINES, C.S., ASHER, G.M. and BRADLEY, K.J., 1998. A periodic burst injection method for deriving rotor position in saturated cage-salient induction motors without a shaft encoder, Proc. Thirty-Third IAS Annual Meeting Industry Applications Conf. The 1998 IEEE 1998, pp. 617-624.

  • ENR3008 - Team Project
  • EPC1201 - Electrical Circuit Theory 2
  • EPC3103 - Power Electronics 2
  • EPC4104 - Power Electronic Converters and Distributed Generation
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