Researchers

Ronan Meere

Senior Researcher
Email: ronan.meere@ucd.ie


Biography: Ronan graduated with B.E. and M.Eng.Sc (Research) degrees in Electronic Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland in 2003 and 2005 respectively. In 2010, he received a PhD in Microelectronic Engineering from the Microelectronic Engineering Department University College Cork, in conjunction with the Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland. His doctoral research concentrated on the design and fabrication of planar integrated magnetics for use in low power dc/dc conversion applications. Part of the PhD study was undertaken at the NXP Semiconductors Research Laboratory, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. From February 2010 to August 2012 he was a Lecturer in Electronic Engineering at the Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland. In September 2012 he joined the Electricity Research Centre as a Senior Researcher. His current research interests include HVDC transmission topologies and power electronics design and optimisation for future offshore wind farm development.

Ronan is funded by the programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) Cycle 5 and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Projects: 

Offshore Wind Farm Design and Optimisation
Solid State Transformer Design for Future Distribution Networks
Control Methodologies for Multi-Terminal HVDC Grids



Publications


Variable AC Transmission Frequencies for Offshore Wind Farm Interconnection

Ronan Meere, Jonathan Ruddy, Paul McNamara, Terence O'Donnell,
Renewable Energy published on 30-11-2016

Scaled hardware verification of low frequency AC transmission system for interconnection of offshore wind

Jonathan Ruddy, Ronan Meere, Cathal O'Loughlin, Terence O'Donnell,
Conference Paper London published on 10-9-2016

Scaled Hardware Implementation of a Full Conversion Wind Turbine for Low Frequency AC Transmission

Ronan Meere, Ismail Ibrahim, Jonathan Ruddy, Paul McNamara, Terence O'Donnell,
Journal Paper Energy Procedia published on 01-09-2016

Low Frequency AC transmission for offshore wind power: A review

Jonathan Ruddy, Ronan Meere, Terence O'Donnell,
Journal Paper Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews published on 1-12-2015

A Comparison of VSC-HVDC with Low Frequency AC for Offshore Wind Farm Design and Interconnection

Jonathan Ruddy, Ronan Meere, Terence O'Donnell,
Journal Paper Energy Procedia published on 1-12-2015

Low Frequency AC Transmission as an Alternative to VSC-HVDC for Grid Interconnection of Offshore Wind

Jonathan Ruddy, Ronan Meere, Terence O'Donnell,
Conference Paper Eindhoven 29 June - 2 July published on 01/07/2015

Variable Frequency Operation for Future Offshore Wind Farm Design: A Comparison with Conventional Wind Turbines

R. Meere, J. Ruddy and T. O’Donnell ,
Journal Paper Elsevier Energy Procedia published on 01/10/2014

Investigation of modularity in DC-DC converters for solid state transformers

Tao Yang, Cathal O'Loughlin, Ronan Meere, Terence O’Donnell,
Conference Paper 24th to 27th June 2014 in Galway, Ireland published on 24/06/2014

Performance of 3-Phase 4-Wire Solid State Transformer under Imbalanced Loads

Tao Yang, Ronan Meere, Orla Feely, Terence O'Donnell,
Conference Paper US, Chicago, 14-17 Apri published on 14/04/2014

Comparison of Wind Turbine/Generator Configurations for Future Offshore Wind Farms

R. Meere, T. O’Donnell and A. Keane ,
Conference Paper DIT, Dublin published on 01/10/2013

VSC-HVDC Link to Support Voltage/Frequency Fluctuations for Variable Speed Wind Turbines for Grid Connection

R. Meere, M. O’’Malley and A. Keane,
Conference Paper Berlin, 14-17 Oct. 2012 published on 17/10/2012

Magnetic-Core and Air-Core Inductors on Silicon: A Performance Comparison up to 100 MHz

Ronan Meere, Ningning Wang, Terence O’Donnell, Santosh Kulkarni, SaibalRoy, S. Cian O’Mathuna,
Journal Paper IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS published on 01/10/2011