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Roy A. McCann

Roy A. McCann

Professor - ENGR

Director of the Power Systems Control Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering

(ELEG)-Electrical Engineering

Phone: 479-575-6054

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Roy A. McCann received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton in 2001. He joined the Faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas in 2003 and is presently a Professor with research in the modeling and control of renewable energy systems, power electronics, and electric machines.

  • Electric power systems and power electronics
  • Feedback control systems

ELEG 4403/5403 Control Systems

ELEG 3304 Energy Systems

ELEG 4513/5513 Power Systems Analysis

ELEG 5423 Optimal Control Systems

ELEG 5443 Nonlinear Systems and Control

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Ph.D., University of Dayton   

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. H. Albunashee and R. McCann, “DER Coordination Strategy for Volt/VAR Control using IEC61850 GOOSE Protocol,” 51st North American Power Symposium, Wichita KS, 2019.
  2. D. Bowman, D. Ramasubramanian, R. McCann, E. Farantatos, A. Gaikwad, J. Caspary, “SPP Grid Strength Study with High Inverter-Based Resource Penetration,” 51st North American Power Symposium, Wichita KS, 2019.
  3. H. Mhiesan, R. McCann, C. Farnell and A.M. Mantooth, “Novel Circuit and Method for Fault Reconfiguration in Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverters,” 2019 IEEE Applied Power Electronics and Exposition (APEC), Anaheim CA, 2019, pp. 1800-1804.
  4. M. Al-Sarray, R. McCann, “Modified H2 Control Method for Interconnected Power Systems with Automatic Generation Control,” IFAC Workshop on Control of Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems (CSGRES), Jeju Korea, June 10-11, 2019.
  5. B. Alharbi, M. Alhomin , R. McCann, “Robust control of dc-dc boost converter by using µ-synthesis approach,” IFAC Workshop on Control of Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems (CSGRES), Jeju Korea, June 10-11, 2019.
  6. M. Al-Sarray, R. McCann, “H2 Control Approach for Automatic Generation Control with Solar Energy under BAL-003-1 Standard,” IEEE Green Technologies Conference, Lafayette LA, April 3-6, 2019.
  7. K. Alharbi, R. McCann, Non-Overparametrized Adaptive Backstepping Control of PWM  DC-DC Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Power Converter,” IEEE Green Technologies Conference, Lafayette LA, April 3-6, 2019.
  8. M. Al-Sarray, and R. A. McCann, “Applying H2 Optimization Methods for Improved Frequency Regulation in Multi-Area Systems with >75% Wind Generation,” 2019 DistributTech Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb 5-7, 2019.
  9. S. Lee, H. Mhiesan and R. A. McCann, “A New Circuit for Increased Fault Tolerance and Recovery for Medium Voltage Multi-Level Three-Phase Inverters,” 2019 DistributTech Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb 5-7, 2019.
  10. H. Al-Bunashee, C. Farnell and R. A. McCann, “A Machine Learning Approach for False Data Attack Detection in Distribution SCADA Networks,” 2019 DistributTech Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb 5-7, 2019.