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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute


Wind Energy Researchers


Research Area

Prof Charles Augarde

Sub-sea foundations, Seabed ploughing for cable installation

Prof Toby Breckon (Computer Science)

Remote sensing and system monitoring using autonomous systems

Dr Majid Bastankhah

Wind energy aerodynamics; Experimental Fluid Mechanics; Turbulent Flows; theoretical, numerical and experimental studies of wind turbines performance and their complex interactions with turbulent flows

Dr Will Coombs

Fracture prediction, Geomaterials, Hyperplasticity, Material point method, Stress integration, Discrete element modelling (DEM), Offshore geotechnics

Dr Christopher J Crabtree

Onshore and offshore wind reliability and performance monitoring.

Dr Cuong Dao

Reliability models & maintenance management of engineering systems

Professor Simon Hogg

Turbomachinery/power cycle aerodynamics and thermodynamics with specific expertise in analytical, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer

Dr Alton Horsfall

High performance power electronic devices and systems; Energy Management and Fault Protection Devices; Solid State Transformers for microgrid applications; Power electronic converters for offshore energy; Fundamental physics of power semiconductors

Dr Grant L Ingram

Turbomachinery and fluid dynamics, aerodynamics of wind turbines, blade design and testing

Dr Behzad Kazemtabrizi

Offshore wind farm reliability assessment and optimisation under severe uncertainty, large-scale wind energy integration into the power grid, operational planning and optimisation of renewable-integrated power systems, optimal power flows and power systems operational security

Dr Xiangyu Li

System reliability modelling

Dr Pete Matthews

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Data mining, Monte Carlo methods, Engineering Uncertainty modelling and management

Dr Riccardo Mogre (Business School)

Operations and Supply Chain Management; managing and mitigating disruption, risks and delays in global supply chains including in Offshore Wind Energy

Dr Ashraf Osman

Developing analytical and numerical solutions for soil-structure interaction problems; Performance-based design methods; Soil-structure-atmosphere interaction; Large-strain deformation analysis.

Dr Mahmoud Shahbazi

renewable integration (wind and PV); power electronics, fault-tolerant wind energy systems, decentralised control of wind-integrated microgrids

Prof David B Sims-Williams

Aerodynamics, incorporation of renewable devices

Professor Peter Talling (Geography)

novel acoustic methods for directly monitoring and understanding processes of seafloor sediment transport and scour

Professor Peter J Tavner

Large scale wind, reliability of renewable sources, reliability modelling of wind turbines & power electronics, grid integration of renewable energy, electrical machines.

Dr Olivia Woolley (Law)

Energy law, maritime law, environmental law, and law and ecology