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ECS: Smart Grid laboratory


Academic Staff:

Staff Name Research Area Office

Dr Hongjian Sun

Smart grids, demand side management, smart electricity pricing, cognitive radio, wireless power transfer, powerline communication


Dr Behzad Kazemtabrizi

Advanced electrical power systems modelling, analysis, simulation and optimisation with a focus on renewable energy resources


Dr Peter Matthews

Artificial Intelligence, Data mining, Game theory, Machine Learning, Uncertainty modelling and management


Dr Mahmoud Shahbazi

Electric Drives, Fault-Tolerant Control, Microgrid, Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid


Research Postgraduate:

Name Research Project Topic
Mr Guy Hutchinson Multi-agent system facilitating intelligent distributed control of a variety of equipment in smart grids
Miss Xiaolin Mou Intelligent wireless power transfer system for charging electric vehicles
Mr Jiangjiao Xu Distributed control methods for integrating renewable generations and ICT systems
Mr Qitao Liu Cooperative integration of distributed generations to distribution grids
Mr Minglei You Communication System Design for Supporting Smart Grid Applications
Miss Dan Li Smart Pricing Schemes for Demand Side Management in Smart Grids

Note: Email of Durham staff has the standard email format:


Name Current Position
Professor Phil Taylor Director of the Institute for Sustainability, and Professor of Electrical Power Systems in Newcastle University.
Dr Neal Wade Senior Research Associate in Newcastle University.
Dr Chris Dent Chancellor's Fellow of Edinburgh University
Dr Daniel Hongzhu Liang Senior Consultant at DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability in Singapore.
Dr Padraig Lyons

Lecturer in Power Systems in Newcastle University.


Name Current Position

Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou

Professor at National Technical University of Athens, Greece