Dr Cagil Ozansoy teaches electrical engineering and power systems in the College of Engineering & Science. He has played a key role in the rollout and continuous development of Problem Based Learning (PBL) in the Electrical Engineering discipline as well as the development of the common first year.
His research is centred around investigations on how information exchange and communications could play a major role in shaping up the electrical grid of the future, also known as the smart grid. His main research strength is in the design and development of communication assisted power systems protection, automation and control applications. He also conducts research in the area of renewable energy systems. Dr Ozansoy is very well known internationally for his investigations in the novel use of the international substation communication standard, the IEC 61850, in various fields including substations, microgrids and industrial plants.
In 2012, he completed a six-month secondment in the industry, where he worked on a number of power systems analysis projects for a range of industry clients. This has been a valuable experience that has significantly boosted his expertise and knowledge in the area of network analysis.
Dr Ozansoy is a member of the Standards Australia (SA) Technical Committee EL-050 on Power System Control and Communication. As a member, he is contributing to the development of international standards that will shape up the future smart grids. He is the University liaison member of the EESA Victorian Chapter.
Refereed journal articles
S. M. Alizadeh and C. Ozansoy (2016) “The role of communications and standardization in wind power applications – a review”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 54, pp. 944-958.
C. Seneviratne and C. Ozansoy (2016) "Frequency response due to a large generator loss with the increasing penetration of wind/PV generation – a literature review", Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 57, pp. 659-668.
T. S. Ustun, C. Ozansoy, and A. Zayegh (2013) “Fault current coefficient and time delay assignment for microgrid protection system with central protection unit”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no.2, pp. 598-606.
T. S. Ustun, C. Ozansoy, and A. Zayegh (2013) “Implementing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology with IEC 61850-7-420”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.4, no.3, pp. 1180-1187.
T. S. Ustun, C. Ozansoy, and A. Zayegh (2013) “Electric vehicle potential in Australia: Its impact on smartgrids”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, vol.7, no.4, pp. 15-25.
Refereed book chapters
K. Pillai and C. Ozansoy (2012) "Web-based digital habitat ecosystems for sustainable built environments," in Green Technologies and Business Practices – An IT Approach, P. Pablos, IGI Global, ISBN: 1466619724, pp. 185-199.
C. Ozansoy and Ruby Heard (2011) "Microbial conversion of biomass: A review of microbial fuel cells," in Progress in Biomass and Bioenergy Production, S. S. Shaukat, Ed. Croatia: Intech, ISBN 9789533074917, pp. 409-426.
C. Ozansoy and Alex Stojcevski (2009) "Problem based learning in electrical & electronic engineering education," in Research on PBL Practice in Engineering Education, X. Du, Ed. Netherlands: Sense Publishers, pp. 199-213.
C. Ozansoy, (2015) “A methodology for determining fault current impact coefficients of distributed energy resources in an adaptive protection scheme”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ELECO 2015, Turkey.
C. Ozansoy (2015) “Design of an adaptive protection system for microgrids with distributed energy resources in accordance with IEC 61850-7-420”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ELECO 2015, Turkey.
M. Nuccio, C. Ozansoy, and Zahir Tari (2015) “Photovoltaic power from commercial and industrial rooftops – analysis for cities of Brimbank and Hobsons Bay in Victoria, Australia”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ELECO 2015, Turkey.
C. Seneviratne and C. Ozansoy (2015) “Why neutral earthing resistors are ineffective for autotransformers with the delta tertiary winding” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ELECO 2015, Turkey.
T. S. Ustun, C. Ozansoy, and A. Zayegh (2013) “Modeling and simulation of a microgrid protection system with central protection unit”, Proceedings of the IEEE TENCON Spring 2013 Conference, TENCON 2013, Australia.
Dr Ozansoy is the first year engineering coordinator.
Dr Ozansoy coordinates the following units:
- ENF1103 Engineering and the Community
- VAA2002 Electrical Power Systems 1
- VAM3112 Electrical Engineering
Postgraduate research students and fellows
2013: Design and Development of a Communication-Assisted Microgrid Protection System, PhD project (co-supervisor).
Principal supervision of three PhD and two Masters by Research students.
- Standards Australia Technical Committee EL-050 on Power System Control and Communication
Development of Islanding Detection and Load Shedding Processes (2012): Focused on the development of simple and reliable islanding and load shedding processes in order to ensure the uninterrupted operation of critical plant loads at an industrial plant.
Embedded Generation Network Connection (2012): Worked on a network connection study to analyse the connection of a small embedded generation system to the grid. Investigated the grid impacts of a proposed small-size embedded generation system and specifically carried out steady-state and fault-level analysis.
Wind Farm Network Connection (2012): Focused on the evaluation of network connection options for a wind farm. Carried out Q-V, steady-state load flow and contingency analysis studies.
Transient Stability Study for an Industrial Plant Cogeneration Project (2012): PSSE modelling of an industrial plant electrical network. Transient stability study for a co-generation project.
IEC 61850 Based Islanding Detection and Load shedding Scheme (2012): Carried out the scoping work for an islanding detection and load shedding scheme to be developed in accordance with the communication standard IEC 61850.
Cogeneration Evaluation (2015) Maribrynong City Council, $14,916.
Fault Signature Analysis and Detection for Powerline Bushfire Mitigation (2016) Victoria Latin American Doctoral Scholarships, $45,00.
Research into Energy Recovery in the City West Water Network (2017) City West Water, $60,000.
Areas of expertise
- Distributed generation
- Power systems automation, communication, and protection
- Renewable energy systems
- Smart grids