Prof David Infield

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I joined the University in 2007 as Professor in Renewable Energy Technologies.  Together with colleagues, a considerable wind energy research activity has been built up since then. Over the past five years I have been Manager of the Doctoral Training Centre in Wind Energy Systems, delivering four year PhDs with a considerable training element; this has now been extended into the Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems for which I play a leading managerial role.  My teaching is mainly to these Doctoral students although I also supervise Undergraduate and Masters student projects across a range of renewable energy related topics.

My main responsibility outside the University is as Editor in Chief of the IET’s Renewable Power Generation journal.  


Stability impact on wake development in moderately complex terrain
Infield D, Zorzi G
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, (2017)
A spatial and temporal correlation analysis of aggregate wind power in an ideally interconnected Europe
Malvaldi A., Weiss S., Infield D., Browell J., Leahy P., Foley A. M.
Wind Energy, (2017)
Smart charging for electric vehicles to minimize charging cost
Wang Yue, Infield David, Gill Simon
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, pp. 1-15, (2016)
Wind prediction enhancement by exploiting data non-stationarity
Malvaldi Alice, Dowell Jethro, Weiss Stephan, Infield David
2nd IET International Conference on Intelligent Signal Processing 2015 (ISP), (2016)
Detailed pseudo-static drive train modelling with generator short circuit
Warnock Christopher, Infield David
Journal of Physics Conference Series Vol 753, (2016)
A hybrid forecasting method for wind power ramp based on Orthogonal Test and Support Vector Machine (OT-SVM)
Liu Yonqian, Sun Ying, Infield David, Zhao Yu, Han Shuang, Yan Jie
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy Vol PP, pp. 1-7, (2016)

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Research interests

My research interests are with electricity generation from renewable energy sources, in particular from wind and to a lesser extent photovoltaics (PV), and the integration of these sources into electricity systems large and small. Associated with this central challenge I take an interest in energy storage technology and application, and increasingly demand side management such as available through controlled charging of electric vehicles.  

Specific areas of research related to wind energy that I am presently active in include:

  • condition monitoring for large offshore turbines;
  • drive train analysis with an emphasis on improving reliability;
  • wind resource spatio-temporal modelling; and
  • power system support services such as frequency support from wind turbines.

Professional activities

Offshore Wind Energy
Delft University of Technology (External organisation)
REN21 (External organisation)
WindEurope Summit 2016
Member of EAWE Managment Committee
2nd UK-India Bilateral Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Smart Grid
Invited speaker

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems | Cotten, Alfred
Leithead, William (Principal Investigator) Infield, David (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Oct-2018
Delivery of Sustainable Hydrogen | KIAEE, Mahdi
Infield, David (Principal Investigator) KIAEE, Mahdi (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Dec-2009 - 08-May-2016
UK-China Joint Research Consortium on Sustainable Electric Power Supply | Wu, Lei
Infield, David (Principal Investigator) Leithead, William (Co-investigator) Wu, Lei (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2009 - 10-Sep-2014
Power Networks Research Academy (PNRA) - Epsrc Contribution | Murray, Kirsty
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Infield, David (Co-investigator) Murray, Kirsty (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 01-Jul-2015
Transition Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy | Huang, Sikai
Infield, David (Principal Investigator) Huang, Sikai (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2008 - 30-Sep-2014
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems | Barrera Martin, Oswaldo
Leithead, William (Principal Investigator) Infield, David (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 01-Apr-2017

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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