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Durham University

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
Aljawharah Alnasser Cyber security and trust in cyber-physical systems
Areej Almazroa Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence for smart energy systems
Dan Li Demand Side Management in Smart Grids
Diana Martinez-trejo Peer-to-peer smart energy trading
Francisco Antonio Peña Pérez Artificial intelligence and machine learning for smart energy systems
Jiangjiao Xu Distributed control methods for integrating renewable generations and ICT systems
John Heron Advanced communication infrastructure for cyber-physical systems
Minglei You Communication System Design for Supporting Smart Grid Applications
Monica Hernandez-cedillo Intelligent electric vehicle charging for smart cities
Qitao Liu Cooperative integration of distributed generations to distribution grids
Weiqi Hua Carbon emission management in future power systems

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.

Dr Xiaolin Mou

Postdoc research associate in Sheffield University

Ms Harriet Hutchinson

Business & Research Development Manager, ICT and Electronics in York University

Dr Pengfei Wang

Engineering at GE


Name Current Position

Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou

Professor at National Technical University of Athens, Greece