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Dr Luis Ochoa

Within the 'big area' of Flexible Low-Carbon Distribution Networks (medium and low voltage) the following are my main research interests:

- Integration of Distributed Low-Carbon Technologies (wind, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, storage, demand side management)

- Active Network Management (Smart Grids)

- Optimisation of Distribution Networks (operation and planning)

- Future Distribution Network Management Systems

- Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) Hardware-in-the-Loop Studies

Keywords: 
Smart grids, Energy networks, Energy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Carbon, Energy planning, Technology, Emissions, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Photon science, Electric vehicles, Green travel

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Prof Krishna Persaud

Research interests in the area of olfaction from physiology to chemistry. Has been involved in the development of gas sensor arrays for sensing odours based on conducting polymers, that became commercialised by Aromascan plc, now Osmetech plc.

Keywords: 
Technology, Aerosols, Smell, Health, Polymers, Electric and electronics, Instrumentation, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer science, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Aviation, Crime and security, Transport

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Dr Katharine Smith

Katharine's principal research interests are directed towards the understanding of the basic physical processes involved in electrospray and the development of novel technologies using electrospray, in particular micropropulsion for small satellites. She is also interested in nano satellite technologies.

Keywords: 
Electric and electronics, Energy, Aerosols, Aerospace, Propulsion, Transport, Astronomy, Design, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Jovica Milanovic

Jovica's research and consultancy work is equally split between the areas of Power System Dynamics and Power Quality with a common, underlying stream of probabilistic / stochastic modelling of uncertainties of events and system parameters. 

Keywords: 
External engagement, Engagement, Business engagement, Business, Engineering, Consultancy, Power engineering, Energy, Energy networks, Power system, Electric and electronics, Smart grids, Systems analysis, Networks, Management, Society

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Dr Joseph Mutale

Dr Mutale obtained the BEng degree in Electrical Machines and Power Systems from the University of Zambia. His MSc in Electric Power Transmission and Distribution and PhD in Power System Economics, were obtained from the University of Manchester in 1987 and 2000 respectively. Prior to joining the University of Manchester in 2002 Dr Mutale spent over 15 years in the electric utility industry. His industrial experience includes a wide range of technical posts at ZESCO, the Zambian National Utility, including Director of Engineering Development and Transmission Manager.

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks, Electric and electronics, Energy, Power system, Energy supply, Business, Technical assistance, Engagement, Rural studies

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Dr John Moriarty

The current focus of our group is the application of probability theory at the interface between mathematical finance and power systems engineering. From 2013 to 2017 I have an EPSRC Early Career Research Fellowship titled Optimal prediction in local electricity markets focusing on the pricing and hedging of risk in electricity demand, for better balancing of future power systems.

Keywords: 
Mathematics, Applied research, Energy planning, Risk, Power system, Electric and electronics, Energy supply, Economy, Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks

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Prof Ian Kinloch

My research focuses on polymeric and carbon (graphene and nanotubes  and related nanomaterials. The research takes the science from the controlled growth of the nanomaterials through to their processing and applications. My research on applications is on polymer-nanocarbon composites, electrodes and the bio-nano interface.

Keywords: 
Graphene, Carbon, Technology, Energy storage, Energy, Materials, Nanoscience, Polymers, Electric and electronics, Electrochemistry

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Prof Andrew Forsyth

Andrew Forsyth graduated with the BSc(Eng) degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, in 1981 and he obtained the PhD degree in Power Electronics from the University of Cambridge in 1987. Following industrial experience with GEC Electrical Projects, he has held lecturing positions at the universities of Bath and Birmingham and was appointed to the Chair in Power Electronics at Manchester in 2004 - a post that is co-sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Rolls-Royce.

Keywords: 
Power electronics, Energy, Electric and electronics, Energy networks, Aerospace, Electric vehicles, Transport

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Dr Andrew Thomas

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Climate, Pollution, Aerosols, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Biomaterial, Biology, Materials, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Renewable energy, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement

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Mr Brent Wills

Brent is responsible for property management and standards, building surveying, electrical and mechanical engineering; energy management; asbestos management, space management; fire safety and for the management of all estates issues within the central administration.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Management, Standards, Evaluation, Electric and electronics, Engineering, Energy, Energy planning, Energy supply, Storage, Fire, Health and safety

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