Professor Faz Rahman

Head of Energy Systems


Telephone:   +61 2 9385 4893

Fascimile:     +61 2 9385 5993


Room:            642 Hilmer (E10)


Research Gateway


  • PhD. in Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 1978.
  • M.Sc. in Power Electronics and Systems, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 1975
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1972

Membership of Professional Societies

  • IEEE Fellow
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Industrial Electronics Society, Industrial Applications Society and Power Electronics Society
  • Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)


  • UNSW, School of Electrical Engineering Professor, 2008 - Present
  • UNSW, School of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor, 1997 - 2007
  • UNSW, School of Electrical Engineering Senior Lecturer, 1988 - 1996
  • National University of Singapore, Senior Lecturer, 1983-1988
  • National University of Singapore, Lecturer, 1980-1983
  • GEC Electrical Projects Ltd., Systems Design Engineer, 1978-1980
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Lecturer, 1972-1974

Teaching Areas

  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical Drives
  • Motion Control Systems
  • Electromagnetic Applications

Research Interests

  • Drive System Analysis and Design

DC servo drive, PM brushless DC and Synchronous motor drives, vector controlled 2 and 3 phase induction motor drives, wide speed range, field weakening PM and induction motor drives, Drive design for high dynamic response.

  • Power Electronic Circuits for Electrical Drives

Power electronic circuit topologies for application in drives and active filtering, performance analysis and characteristics, circuit modelling, design, modulation strategies, protection, power factor and efficiency issues.

  • Servo Motors and Servo Systems

Stepping motors, permanent magnet motors, brushless dc drives, induction motors, and drive techniques.

  • Motion Control Systems Design

Drive system modelling, drive data acquisition and signal processing for speed and other observers, motion control strategies, controller design.

  • Power factor correction techniques/Active filtering

Rectifier designs for high input power factor and low harmonic distortion, circuit design and control, dynamic and steady-state performance, system design