Andrew Lapthorn

Senior LecturerAndrew Lapthorn

EEE 3rd Year Coordinator
Link Rm 307
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. and Lapthorn A. (2021) Overview of Sensitivity Analysis Methods Capabilities for Traction AC Machines in Electrified Vehicles. IEEE Access 9: 23454-23471. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3056933.
  • Asef P., Bargallo R., Lapthorn A., Tavernini D., Shao L. and Sorniotti A. (2021) Assessment of the energy consumption and drivability performance of an ipmsm-driven electric vehicle using different buried magnet arrangements. Energies 14(5) http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en14051418.
  • Shafiee M., Amirahmadi M., Farzinfar M. and Lapthorn A. (2021) Voltage stability improvement in optimal placement of voltage regulators and capacitor banks based on FSM and MMOPSO approach. International Journal of Engineering, Transactions A: Basics 34(4): 881-890. http://dx.doi.org/10.5829/ije.2021.34.04a.14.
  • Asef P., Bargallo R. and Lapthorn A. (2020) Magnetic Noise Reduction of In-Wheel Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors for Light-Duty Electric Vehicles. Vehicles 2(1): 156-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/vehicles2010009.
  • Ran H., Zhang J., Geng Z., Wang M., Wang J., Yan P., Lapthorn A. and Jin Z. (2020) Vacuum surface flashover characteristics of micro-stack insulators under nanosecond pulses. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation 27(4): 1265-1272. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TDEI.2020.008703.

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.

Man in safety gear demonstrates electrical arching