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Dr Octavian Bass

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5582, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.216
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5582
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.216  


Octavian is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering within the School of Engineering.

Current Teaching

  • Industrial Control
  • Advanced Industrial Control
  • Power Systems 1
  • Power Systems 2


  • 2009–present: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, ECU
  • 2006–2009: Lecturer, School of Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville QLD
  • 2004–2005 & 2001–2002: Research Fellow, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 2003–2004: Research Fellow, Utsunomiya University, Japan
  • 2003: Research Fellow, The University of Hull, UK
  • 1998–2001: Research Fellow, Computer Science and Automation Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996–1998: Assistant Lecturer, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Senior Member
  • MIEAust

Awards and Recognition


  • Best Paper Award: D.I. Curiac, O. Banias, F. Dragan, C. Volosencu and O.Dranga, "Malicious Node Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks Using an Autoregression Technique," Third International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS 2007), Athens, Greece, June 2007.
  • Best Paper Award: J. Hamar, I. Nagy, H. Funato, S. Ogasawara, O. Dranga and Y. Nishida, "Virtual Power Electronics: Novel Software Tools for Design, Modeling and Education," The Fourth Power Conversion Conference (PCC Nagoya 2007), Nagoya, Japan, pp. 502-509, April 2007.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Renewable energy sources
  • Smart grid technologies
  • e-Learning
  • Nonlinear dynamics and chaos in power electronics


  • Automatic Control, Romania, 2001.
  • Master of Science (Systems & Computers), Romania, 1996.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Automatics & Computers), Romania, 1995.


Recent Research Grants

  • A Mobile Learning Platform for Sustainability in Power Engineering, Based on Hybrid Renewable Energy,  The Australian Power Institute Limited,  Australian Power Institute - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $105,517.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Salih, E., Lachowicz, S., Bass, O., Habibi, D., (2015), Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Unit for Damping Enhancement of a Wind Farm Generation System. Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, 3(6), 398-405, Singapore, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2015.V3.231.
  • Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., Hassan, MY., Bass, O., (2015), Modelling self-optimised short term load forecasting for medium voltage loads using tunning fuzzy systems and Artificial Neural Networks. Energy Conversion and Management, 106(2015), 1396-1408, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.10.066.
  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2013), Voltage and frequency regulation based DG unit in an autonomous microgrid operation using Particle Swarm Optimization. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 53(1), 742-751, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2013.06.002.
  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2013), Power flow control in grid-connected microgrid operation using Particle Swarm Optimization under variable load conditions. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 49(1), 76-85, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2012.12.017.

Conference Publications

  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2017), PSO algorithm for an optimal power controller in a microgrid. ICSEE 2017, 73(12-14 June, 2017), article no. 012028, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES), IOP Science, DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/73/1/012028.
  • Salih, E., Lachowicz, S., Bass, O., Habibi, D., (2014), Application of a superconducting magnetic energy storage unit for power systems stability improvement. 2014 International Conference on Green Energy, 267 - 272, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICGE.2014.6835433.
  • Salih, E., Lachowicz, S., Bass, O., Habibi, D., (2014), Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Unit for Increasing Stability of a Wind Power Generation System. Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2014), 24(25 Sept.- 1 Oct. 1 2014), 1 - 6, Piscataway, N. J., IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2014.6966498.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Optimal Power Generation In Microgrids Using Agent-based Tehnology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage For Power System Stability And Quality Enhancement
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