Prof. Ing. Cyril Spiteri Staines

Prof. Ing. Cyril Spiteri Staines

Prof. Ing. Cyril Spiteri Staines

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

Professor

Room 422
Engineering Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3078
Cyril Spiteri Staines commenced duties at the University of Malta in 1995. Also in 1995 he was awarded a Commonwealth scholarship to carry out 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. In 2004, he was promoted to grade of Senior Lecturer and in 2007 to Associate Professor.

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.

From 2007 to 2011 he was the Head of the Department of Industrial Electrical Power Conversion of the Faculty of Engineering. During his Headship he set-up the ERDF funded Electrical Energy & Efficiency (EEE) Lab of the Department. His current research interests are related to high performance control of Electrical Machines, design of Electrical Machines, design of Power Electronic Converters, Energy Efficiency and the grid-connection and control of Renewable Energy Sources (RES).

Prof. Spiteri Staines is a member of the IET, IEEE and the IEEJ, he is a committee member of the MGPEI and is the 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. & Raute, R. 2014, "A Review of Saliency-based Sensorless Control Methods for Alternating Current Machines", IEEJ Journal of Industry Applications, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 86-96.

Scicluna, K., Spiteri-Staines, C. & 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, pp. 1.

Micallef, A., Apap, M., Spiteri-Staines, C. & Guerrero, J.M. 2012, "Secondary control for reactive power sharing in droop-controlled islanded microgrids", Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2012 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 1627.

Micallef, A., Apap, M., Staines, C.S., Guerrero Zapata, J.M., Micallef, A., Apap, M., Spiteri-Staines, C., Guerrero, J.M. & 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, pp. 492; 1.

Raute, R., Caruana, C., Spiteri Staines, C., Cilia, J., Teske, N., Sumner, M. & 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), pp. 47.

Raute, R., Caruana, C., Staines, C.S., Cilia, J., Teske, N., Sumner, M. & 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, pp. 47.

Raute, R., Caruana, C., Staines, C.S., Cilia, J., Sumner, M. & 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, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 1989-1998.

Spiteri, K., Staines, C.S. & Apap, M. 2010, "Control of doubly fed induction machine using a matrix converter", Proc. MELECON 2010 - 2010 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conf, pp. 1297.

Spiteri, K., Staines, C.S. & Apap, M. 2010, "Power control of doubly fed induction machine using a rotor side matrix converter", Proc. IEEE Int Industrial Electronics (ISIE) Symp, pp. 1445.

Staines, C.S., Asher, G.M. & Sumner, M. 2006, "Rotor-position estimation for induction machines at zero and low frequency utilizing zero-sequence currents", IEEE_J_IA, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 105-112.

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