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People

Dr Roger Shuttleworth

Senior Lecturer

My career started in power systems and power electronics, and involved work on the modelling of power systems, using both dynamic and computer models. I have since worked in textile instrumentation, and on circuit breaker actuators for vacuum switches.

Other interests include hybrid tap changers using GTOs and vacuum switches, andEnergy Harvesting using piezo electric devices, thermo electric devices, Stirling Engines, and the design of linear generators and special power electronic circuits for use with allthese. More recently I have been working in the areas of LED street lighting, charger circuits for Electric Vehicles and novel energy recovery from waste heat techniques.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Cities
Energy
Transport

Connections

Research

WISE PV

This project is associated with the EPSRC Solar Energy Hub. It sets out the scientific, technical and socio-economic grand challenge of wide scale integration of photovoltaic systems (PV) into electric power systems with particular focus on the UK.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K022229/1

Group

The University of Manchester Aerospace Research Institute

The mission of our Institute is to gain full benefit from the University’s diverse research capability and to be internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in aerospace research and innovation.  The Institute nurtures a broad-based research portfolio and at the same time is seeking to establish a number of major research initiatives that add value to the existing research base in the University.

Keywords: 
Aerodynamics, Aerospace, Car and vehicle aerodynamics, Aero

Group

Power Conversion

The Group focuses on advanced electrical machines and power electronic converters using the latest devices and materials, including superconductors to provide more efficient and effective electrical power conversion and control for transport and renewable energy generation, transmission, and distribution. 

Keywords: 
Power system, Electric vehicles, Smart grids