Portrait of Mr  Mark Dales Mr Mark Dales

m.r.dales@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472318



Biography

I am an Electrical Engineer and prior to becoming a University Lecturer in 2003 I spent 30 years working in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI).

Following my initial education and training I was employed in the 'Meters, Testing and Protection ' section. My responsibilities included testing, commissioning and carrying out fault diagnoses on industrial metering schemes, power system protection equipment and telecommunications systems. During my mid-twenties, while studying part-time for my first degree with The Open University, I developed a keen interest in the use of what was then described as 'new technology ' for the monitoring and control of power systems. I subsequently undertook a Masters degree in Telecommunications Technology at Aston University and returned to join a small team of Engineers involved in the specification, design and successful implementation of a Distribution Management System (DMS). The DMS was created in collaboration with a contractor and facilitated the real time control and monitoring of the state of a Distribution Network Operator 's entire High Voltage network.

I now teach Electromechanical Systems and Electrical Power & Machine Drives across all year groups. I teach Enterprise which includes electronic product development to second years and Professional Development to first year students.

I am the year two tutor and admissions tutor for all full-time BEng and BSc Electronic/Electrical courses.

When I am not working, I enjoy outdoor activities including, motorcycling, walking and running. I am a UK Athletics level 3 coach for sprints and hurdles and have coached athletes up to national level.

Research and Scholarship

I maintain an interest in the intelligent control of electrical energy with a view to the optimisation of its utilisation and supply, particularly at low voltage (LV) in domestic and commercial situations. I am interested in renewable energy sources, micro-chp, fuel cells, energy storage and demand side management. I am investigating the integration of these technologies into the power network in ways which support the infrastructure, reduce CO2 emissions and overall energy usage, and maintain or improve the quality of supply for the customer.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2018

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2018) ‘Comparing Mamdani Sugeno fuzzy logic and RBF ANN network for PV fault detectionRenewable Energy . ISSN 0960-1481

2017

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B., Dales, M. and Mather, P. (2017) ‘Photovoltaic fault detection algorithm based on theoretical curves modelling and fuzzy classification systemEnergy , 140 (1), pp. 276-290. ISSN 0360-5442

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V. and Dales, M. (2017) ‘Parallel fault detection algorithm for grid-connected photovoltaic plantsRenewable Energy , 113, pp. 94-111. ISSN 0960-1481

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B., Dales, M., Chong, B. and Zhang, L. (2017) ‘Seven indicators variations for multiple PV array configurations under partial shading and faulty PV conditionsRenewable Energy , 113, pp. 438-460. ISSN 0960-1481

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2017) ‘Diagnostic method for photovoltaic systems based on six layer detection algorithmElectric Power Systems Research , 151, pp. 26-39. ISSN 0378-7796

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B., Dales, M. and Mather, P. (2017) ‘Detecting Defective Bypass Diodes in Photovoltaic Modules using Mamdani Fuzzy Logic SystemGlobal Journal of Researches in Engineering: F Electrical and Electronics Engineering , 17 (5), pp. 33-44. ISSN 0975-5861

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2017) ‘Simultaneous fault detection algorithm for grid-connected photovoltaic plantsIET Renewable Power Generation . ISSN 1752-1424

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Dales, M., Mather, P., Sibley, M., Chong, B. and Zhang, L. (2017) ‘The impact of cracks on the performance of photovoltaic modules’. In: PowerTech, 2017 IEEE Manchester. : IEEE. . ISBN 978-1-5090-4237-1

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Dales, M., Mather, P., Sibley, M., Chong, B. and Zhnag, L. (2017) ‘Fault detection algorithm for multiple GCPV array configurations’. In: PowerTech, 2017 IEEE Manchester. : IEEE. . ISBN 978-1-5090-4237-1

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Dales, M. and Mehrdadi, B. (2017) ‘Effect of micro cracks on photovoltaic output power: case study based on real time long term data measurementsMicro & Nano Letters . ISSN 1750-0443

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2017) ‘The impact of cracks on photovoltaic power performanceJournal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices , 2 (2), pp. 199-209. ISSN 2468-2179

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2017) ‘Multi-layer photovoltaic fault detection algorithmHigh Voltage . ISSN 2397-7264

2016

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V. and Dales, M. (2016) ‘Grid-Connected PV Virtual Instrument system (GCPV-VIS) For Detecting Photovoltaic Failure’. In: Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA), 14 - 16 September 2016, Belgrade, Serbia

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