Mr Kevin Kails

Postgraduate

Email: 

Telephone: 

+44(0)131 6505596

Location: 

1.205 Fleeming Jenkin

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Electrical Power Conversion

Biography: 

Kevn Kails graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 with an MEng in Electrical Engineering with Renewable Energy. His final year project was in regards to superconducting synchronous machines and their potential power density under the supervision of Dr Quan Li.

After graduating he proceeded to undertake a PhD at the University of Edinburgh also under the supervision of Dr Quan Li. The PhD topic is on applying high-temperature superconductors to large direct drive wind turbine generators in order to increase their power density and hence reduce their mass. He is currently in his second year of his PhD.

Academic Qualifications: 

2016: MEng in Electrical Engineering with Renewable Energy from the University of Edinburgh

Teaching: 

2017: Demonstrating for Power Systems 3 Sri Lanka project

Research Interests: 

My main research interests are in electrical machines and applied superconductivity. My current focus is on applying superconductors to very large direct-drive generators for wind turbines in order to increase their power density. I am doing simulations such as FEA using ANSYS and Infolytica MAGNET and lumped parameter modelling using MATLAB. In addition I also conduct experiments using a small linear prototype of the claw pole machine.