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Sarah Lyden

API Lecturer in Power Systems and Renewable Energy
Engineering

Room 226, Engineering Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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sarah.lyden@utas.edu.au

Sarah Lyden is the API Lecturer in Power Systems and Renewable Energy in the School of Engineering and ICT, in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. She has submitted her PhD thesis on the development of modelling and maximum power extraction techniques for photovoltaic systems under non-uniform environmental conditions in early 2015. Her main area of interest is renewable energy and the integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grid.  Sarah is also currently involved in STEM education and outreach research projects.

Biography

Sarah completed her BSc-BE (Hons) at the University of Tasmania in 2011. From 2012 to 2015 she was a PhD candidate with the School of Engineering and ICT at the University of Tasmania. Since March 2015, Sarah has been employed as the API Lecturer in the field of power systems and renewable energy. Throughout her undergraduate and postgraduate years at the University of Tasmania, Sarah was involved as a casual academic tutor and lecturer and as a member of the School of Engineering and ICT's STEM education and outreach team. The STEM team plans, develops and delivers STEM based hands-on activities to groups of school children to encourage their interest in future studies and careers in the STEM fields.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhDA Simulated Annealing Global Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for Photovoltaic Systems Experiencing Non-Uniform Environmental ConditionsUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2015 (to be conferred) 
BSc-BE (Hons) University of TasmaniaAustralia2011

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Engineers Australia
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Teaching

Electric Machines, Renewable Energy, Power System Operation

Teaching expertise

Since 2010, Sarah has been involved as a casual tutor and lecturer with the School of Engineering and ICT.  From 2013 - 2014, this role involved teaching at Shandong University of Science and Technology as part of a joint teaching program. Since 2014, Sarah has been a lecturer in KNE223 Electrical Engineering 1 and in 2015 has started teaching KNE491 Renewable Energy Systems.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Renewable Energy technologies
  • Grid integration of renewable energy
  • STEM education and outreach

Research Themes

Sarah's research aligns to the University's research themes of Environment and Resources and Sustainability. Her research interests include exploring the development of renewable energy systems and the potential impacts of these systems on existing infrastructure. Her PhD thesis involved exploring the limitations of photovoltaic (PV) systems when they are operated in a residential environment.  This research project involved modelling PV systems under non-uniform environmental conditions and shading, and developing a power maximisation strategy.

Fields of Research

  • Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) (090608)
  • Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells (090605)
  • Engineering (099999)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)

Research Objectives

  • Solar-Photovoltaic Energy (850504)
  • Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources (850299)
  • Resourcing of Education and Training Systems (930503)
  • Energy Systems Analysis (850603)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Wind Energy (850509)
  • Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply (850699)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities (859899)
  • Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen) (850604)

Publications

Sarah's publication history involves contributing to publications in the area of maximum power point tracking and modelling of photovoltaic systems and in studying the outcomes of STEM education intervention programs run by the School of Engineering and ICT's STEM education and outreach team.

Total publications

17

Journal Article

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Lyden S, Haque ME, 'A simulated annealing global maximum power point tracking approach for PV modules under partial shading conditions', IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31, (6) pp. 4171-4181. ISSN 0885-8993 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2015.2468592 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

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2016Ward L, Lyden S, Fitzallen N, ''Egg-streme' egg crashes', Australian Mathematics Teacher, 72, (2) pp. 10-15. ISSN 1839-4779 (2016) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Ward L; Fitzallen N

2015Lyden S, Haque ME, 'Maximum Power Point Tracking techniques for photovoltaic systems: a comprehensive review and comparative analysis', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 52 pp. 1504-1518. ISSN 1364-0321 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.172 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Haque ME

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2015Ward L, Lyden S, Fitzallen N, Leon de la Barra B, 'Using engineering activities to engage middle school students in physics and biology', Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 20, (2) pp. 145-156. ISSN 1325-4340 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/22054952.2015.1130092 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ward L; Fitzallen N; Leon de la Barra B

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2013Colvin W, Lyden S, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Attracting girls to civil engineering through hands-on activities that reveal the communal goals and values of the profession', Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, 13, (1) pp. 35-41. ISSN 1532-6748 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)LM.1943-5630.0000208 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

Co-authors: Colvin W; Leon de la Barra BA

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Lyden S, Haque ME, Mahmud MA, 'Maximum Power Point Tracking Methods for PV Systems', Advances in Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants, Springer-Verlag, MR Islam, F Rahman and W Xu (ed), Berlin, pp. 79-105. ISBN 978-3-662-50519-9 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-50521-2_4 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Lyden S, Haque ME, 'A comprehensive study of the key parameters of the simulated annealing method for maximum power point tracking in photovoltaic systems', Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 17-21 July 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5090-4168-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741788 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Zhao X, Lyden S, 'Control strategies for combined Photovoltaic-Energy Storage Systems connected to the grid', Proceedings of the 2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 25-28 September 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 522-527. ISBN 9781509014064 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Zhang Y, Lyden S, Leon de la Barra BA, Haque ME, 'A genetic algorithm approach to parameter estimation for PV modules', Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 17-21 July 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5090-4168-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741781 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Zhang Y; Leon de la Barra BA

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2015Lyden S, Haque ME, 'Comparison of the perturb and observe and simulated annealing approaches for maximum power point tracking in a photovoltaic system under partial shading conditions', 20114 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 14-18 September 2014, Pittsburgh, Pa, USA, pp. 2517-2523. ISBN 978-1-4799-5776-7 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/ECCE.2014.6953736 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Haque ME

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2015Lyden S, Haque ME, 'A hybrid simulated annealing and perturb and observe method for maximum power point tracking in PV systems under partial shading conditions', 2015 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) Proceedings, 27-30 September, Wollongong, NSW, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781479987252 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2015.7324803 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2014Lyden S, Haque ME, Xiao D, 'Application of a simulated annealing technique for global maximum power point tracking of PV modules experiencing partial shading', IECON 2014 - 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 29 October - 01 November 2014, Dallas, TX USA, pp. 1977-1983. ISBN 978-1-4799-4031-8 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2014.7048773 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Haque ME

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2014Tavakoli A, Negnevitsky M, Lyden S, Haruni O, 'A decentralized control strategy for multiple distributed generation in islanded mode', Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 27-31 July 2014, National Harbor, USA, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-4799-6415-4 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2014.6938789 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Tavakoli A; Negnevitsky M

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2013Lyden S, Haque ME, Gargoom A, Negnevitsky M, 'Review of maximum power point tracking approaches suitable for PV systems under partial shading conditions', Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, 29 September - 3 October 2013, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-86295-913-2 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725344 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Haque ME; Gargoom A; Negnevitsky M

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2012Lyden S, Colvin W, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Work in Progress: Putting Control Engineering in Middle School Girls' Futures', 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 3-6 October, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 884-885. ISBN 978-1-4673-1351-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Colvin W; Leon de la Barra BA

2012Lyden S, Haque ME, Gargoom A, Negnevitsky M, 'Modelling photovoltaic cell: Issues and operational constraints', Proceedings of the IEEE PES International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON 2012), 30 October - 2 November, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-6. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PowerCon.2012.6401428 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Haque ME; Gargoom A; Negnevitsky M

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2012Lyden S, Haque ME, Gargoom A, Negnevitsky M, Muoka PI, 'Modelling and parameter estimation of photovoltaic cell', Proceedings of the 2012 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 26-29 September, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 1-6. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Haque ME; Gargoom A; Negnevitsky M; Muoka PI

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$53,500

Projects

Low to no load diesel technology in isolated power systems (2016)$50,000
Description
Development of a novel power system model to investigate the performance of isolated renewable power systems.
Funding
Energy Networks Association Ltd ($50,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Negnevitsky M; Wang X; Lyden SL
Year
2016
Investigation of Solar penetration in Tasmania (2015)$3,500
Description
The objective of this research is to investigate major factors contributing to solar penetration in Tasmania, and potential impacts of electricity consumption.
Funding
Goanna Energy Consulting ($3,500)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lyden SL; Negnevitsky M
Year
2015

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
MastersControl and Power Management of Photovoltaic Systems with Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles as Energy Storage2015