Dr Michael Merlin

Lecturer in Power Systems



+44(0)131 6505726


1.189 Fleeming Jenkin

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Electrical Power Conversion

Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London (UK), 2013, awarded the “Eryl Cadwaladr Davies” Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department.
  • MSc Control Systems from Imperial College London (UK), 2008, obtained with Merit.
  • Diplôme "Ingénieur en Électronique" from ENSEA (Cergy, France), 2008.
  • Diplôme Universitaire Technologique in "Génie électrique et Informatique Industrielle" from Institut Universitaire de Belfort-Montbéliard (Belfort, France), 2005.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); societies: PELS, PES and CS
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)


  • Advanced Control for Electrical Power Engineering [MSc]
  • Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grids [MSc]

Research Interests: 

  • Power converters design and operation
    • Modular Multilevel Converter
    • Alternate Arm Converter
    • AC/AC, AC/DC, DC/DC converters
    • Control systems
  • Power converter applications
    • Electric drives
    • Grid interactions
    • Energy storage integration