Neville Watson received his B.E. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Canterbury, where he is now a Professor. He was appointed to the academic staff at the University of Canterbury where he has been teaching and performing research into various aspects of power systems and power electronics. His main research areas have been; computer modelling of electrical power systems, power quality, HVDC transmission, harmonics and electromagnetic transients. He has coauthored eight books, four chapters of books and more than 320 technical papers. Prof. Watson is a senior member of IEEE, member of EngineeringNZ, IET (UK), CIGRE Australian Panel C4, and joint Australia/New Zealand standards committee (EL034). He is also a Charted Professional Engineer in N.Z. and on the International Professional Engineers register, Int.PE(NZ).