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Professor Bernard Stark

Researchers

Teaching

Final-Year Undergraduate Projects

2018

  • High-frequency GaN converter for HV processors or drones
  • GaN HEMT Half-Bridge
  • Power Electronics for Wind Turbine Research
  • Sensor-powered electronics

2017

  • Switching limitations of GaN half bridge
  • Wind power charger for yacht batteries
  • Sensor-driven voice detector
  • Sensor-driven ultrasonic decoder

2016

  • High-frequency GaN converter for HV processors or drones
  • Drive Train for Wind Turbine Research
  • Wireless powering of miniature LEDs
  • Wireless game development

2015

  • High-frequency GaN buck converter
  • Drive Train for Wind Turbine Research
  • Wireless powering of miniature LEDs
  • Wireless Scalextric

2014

  • Drive Train for Wind Turbine Research

2013

  • Energy harvesting smart chain link for roller coaster rides
  • Wireless powering of miniature LEDs
  • Drive train for wind turbine research
  • High-frequency GaN 50:1 buck converter

2012

  • Designing a physiologically competent stimulator for the treatment of heart failure

2011

  • Remote Controllable Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Angle-Constrained Active Management of Distributed Generation
  • Magnetically Plucked Energy Harvesting
  • Drive Train for Wind Turbine Research
  • Active Gate Control of Power Semiconductor Devices for More Efficient Power Conversion
  • Application of Carbon Nanotubes to Energy Harvesting

2010

  • Miniaturised Medical Probe for the Treatment of Chronic Hypertension and Severe Pain
  • Non-Resonant Energy Harvesting Electronics
  • Power logging: 3 phase AC data logger algorithms
  • Mini-Grid Connection of a Wind Turbine
  • HF Injection into Power Semiconductor Devices to Research More Efficient Power Conversion

2009

  • Energy Harvester Powered Rhino Tracker
  • Shock-Powered Wireless Health Sensing
  • Urban Wind Power
  • High-Frequency, Ultra-Compact Power Conversion for Microrenewables and Electric Vehicles
  • Forward Osmosis Power Generation Plant (Team of 6)

2008

  • Rhino Tracker (Energy harvesting)
  • Body-warmth powered wireless health sensor
  • Urban Wind Power
  • Pico-Hydro Power Generation
  • Forward Osmosis Power Generation Plant (Team of 6)
  • Pico-Hydro Powered Base Station Part II (Team of 4)

2007

  • Self-Powered Sensors I:Body-warmth powered wireless health sensor
  • Self-Powered Sensors II:Wind/flow powered wireless sensor
  • High Frequency Inverter for Renewable Energy
  • Solar Concentrator
  • Grid-Tied Inverter for Renewable Energy
  • Pico-Hydro Powered Base Station Part I (Team of 5)
  • Automated Chemical Injection Valve Part II (Team of 4)

2006

  • Science Instruments for Visually Impaired School Children:Development of a system for rendering a digital measurement device (choice of PH-meter, scales or volt-meter) for use by the visually impaired.
  • Zero-Energy Sensor:Development of a light-powered wireless light sensor.
  • Carbon Footprint Meter I:Real-time, distributed power sensing powered by electromagnetic power harvesting
  • Carbon Footprint Meter II:Intelligent, instantaneous visualisation of carbon emissions and energy usage from a network of distributed sensors
  • Solar Energy Converter:Miniaturisation of solar energy harvesters: efficiency analysis of converters and ultra-low voltage start up techniques.
  • Automated Chemical Injection Valve Part I (Team of 5)

Courses

Professor Stark currently teaches 2 courses: