The Energy Systems Group has a critical concentration of expertise in power systems, power electronics and a range of applications. In the power systems area, research activities include: electromagnetic transients, power systems control, DC transmission, power quality and system optimization. In the power electronics area, custom ICs are being developed for control and power management for low power converters, while research into higher power converters focuses on novel topologies for enhanced functionality and efficiency. Applications range from miniaturized power supplies through to power conversion systems for renewable energy sources, automotive, aerospace and large utility scaled equipment. Within the electromagnetic area, ongoing research involves low and high frequency magnetic devices, piezoelectric devices and EMI.