Professor John Fletcher

Professor and Head of Power and Energy Systems


Telephone:     +61 2 9385 6007



Room:             404  Electrical Engineering Building


Research Gateway


  • B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, 1991
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, 1995

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Associate Editorship: International Journal of Electronics, Taylor and Francis
  • IET (Scotland) Chairman Power Section Committee
  • Technical committee membership for IEEE conferences


  • Heriot-Watt University, Lecturer, 1998-2007
  • University of Strathclyde, Senior Lecturer, 2007-2010
  • University of New South Wales, Associate Professor, 2010-present

Teaching Areas

  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical Drives
  • Renewable Energy Technology

Continuing Education

  • Delivered professional short courses on design, analysis and control of power electronics and machine drives, realtime software control and the design of FPGA systems

Research Interests

  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical Machine Drives
  • Renewable Energy
  • Electric Vehicle, Traction and Propulsion

Previous Research Grants as Principal Investigator include:

  • EPSRC £330k, Feb 2009 'High-temperature Silicon Carbide Electronics (HITSIC)
  • EPSRC £523k, Oct 2008, 'Multi-terminal dc transmission micro-grid system for interfacing multiple wind turbines
  • Proof of Concept £195k, Dec 2008, 'Improved electrical generation systems for renewable energy and micro generation
  • AWE £150k, July 2009, 'Modular MOSFET and IGBT pulsed-power systems'
  • SEEKIT £180k, March 2008, 'Renewable Energy Electrical System Technology Transfer Network – RENEW-NET

Professor John Fletcher is also contributing to the £5.6M EPSRC DTC in Wind Energy Systems at the University of Strathclyde, the Institute for Energy and Environment's EPSRC Platform Grant, and two Energy Technology Institute's R&D programmes 'Helmwind' and 'Nova'. He has 5 patents awarded in the area of drive systems and power electronic control. Professional and consulting activities include work for industry on prototype design and testing, expert witness cases, and journal editorship.