My research interests include power systems modelling, operation and control, integration of renewable energy sources into the distribution network, energy storage & efficiency, demand side management and micro/smart grids. I am investigator and work package leader in several large collaborative UK and EU research projects with a total budget in excess of £18M. A list with the grants I am associated with as investigator follows below.
Sep. 2016 – Oct. 2021 (60 months)
Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI)
Co-Investigator (WP6 – Multi-scale Architectures, Planning & Operation)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/P001173/1.
Apr. 2016 – Mar. 2019 (36 months)
All Electric Drivetrain for Marine Energy Converters (EDRIVE-MEC)
Co-Investigator and Work Package Leader (WP3 – System Modelling & Control)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/N021452/1.
Nov. 2014 – Oct. 2016 (24 months)
Extension of UKCMER Core Research (SUPERGEN+)
Co-Investigator and Work Package Leader (WP1 – Current to wire modelling of tidal arrays)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/M014738/1.
Oct. 2014 – Jul. 2015 (8 months)
Using Energy Storage for Novel Control of Off-Grid and On-Grid Wave Energy Arrays (ESWECA)
Co-Investigator (WEC Modelling & Control)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/M020231/1.
Jan. 2014 – Jan. 2018 (48 months)
ADVanced communicAtions and iNformaTion processing in smArt Grid systEms (ADVANTAGE)
Co-Investigator and Work Package Leader (WP4 - Intelligent Distribution Networks)
Funding body: EC/ FP7 Initial Training Networks (Marie Curie). Grant: FP7-607774.
Oct. 2013 – Oct. 2016 (36 months)
Optimal Design Tools for Ocean arrays (DTOcean)
Co-Investigator and Work Package Leader (WP3 – Offshore Electrical Infrastructure)
Funding body: EC/FP7 Energy. Grant: FP7-608597.
Jan. 2013 – Dec. 2016 (48 months)
New mechanisms and concepts for exploiting electroactive Polymers for Wave Energy Conversion (PolyWEC)
Co-Investigator (WP3 - Design & Control)
Funding body: EC/FP7 Energy. Grant: FP7-309139.
Oct. 2011 – Apr. 2014 (30 months)
Multiscale modelling to MAXimise DEmand SIde management – Part 2 (DESIMAX)
Project Lead (Edinburgh)
Funding body: EPSRC/Energy. Grant: EP/I000585/2.