Dr. William Dunford is Legend Power’s Chief Technology Officer and developer of the automatic voltage regulator and an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering & Power Electronics at UBC.
Dr. Dunford has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College, London and a PhD from the University of Toronto. He has also been a faculty member at both institutions. Dr. Dunford’s industrial experience includes periods in the aerospace industry at the Royal Aircraft Establishment (now Qinetiq) and Alcatel Espace. He was also a field engineer for Schlumberger in various locations in the Middle East.
Dr. Dunford has been involved with many research projects in conjunction with companies and government agencies, including a teaching company scheme in the UK. Several of these projects have been related to energy conversion and alternative energy, such as a photovoltaic powered pumping system for African villages and a similar system for watering cattle in British Columbia. Others have involved the design of hardware for industrial and traction applications, such as a drive system for a mining locomotive.
Dr. Dunford has been on Legend Power’s board since 2006 and he was Legend Power’s first webinar speaker on The Effects of Voltage Optimization.