Andrew Lapthorn

LecturerAndrew Lapthorn

Director of Studies - International
ICTS Rm 201
Internal Phone: 94546

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Current research interests include high temperature superconductivity in electric power machines; smart grids and renewable energy; LED lighting; computer modelling and simulation of transformers; high voltage.

Recent Publications

  • Asef P., Perpina RB., Barzegaran MR., Lapthorn A. and Mewes D. (2018) Load identification of different Halbach-array topologies on permanent magnet synchronous generators using the coupled field-circuit FE methodology. Electric Power Systems Research 154: 484-492.
  • Jin Z., lapthorn A. and Staines M. (2017) The Dielectric Strength of Nomex 410 Paper in Liquid Nitrogen under Boiling Situations. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 27(7)
  • Lapthorn AC., Raniga J. and Urban R. (2017) Audible Noise Management of Newly Reconductored Transmission Lines. Wellington: EEA Conference & Exhibition 2017, 21-23 Jun 2017. In
  • Lapthorn AC., Rashid N., Jalal TS. and van Vliet B. (2017) What's my Rating? Asset Capacity Utilisation with a Smart Grid. Wellington: EEA Conference & Exhibition 2017, 21-23 Jun 2017. In
  • Peimankar A., Weddell S., Jalal T. and Lapthorn AC. (2017) Evolutionary Multi-Objective Fault Diagnosis of Power Transformers. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation

Dr Andrew Lapthorn from UC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at work in the High Voltage Lab, the only facility of its kind in a New Zealand university. It does commercial testing for the electrical industry.